1. H

    Extending a ring main wagos or crimps

    Evening all, Was just wondering when extending a ring main from a socket (not a spur but keeping it as a ring ) I have always been told to crimp cables through but would it be acceptable to use wago style lever connectors instead, as the connections are accessible anyway inside the back box...
  2. Ashley-Joseph

    Ferrule Crimps

    Can you use ferrule crimps on 230v such as power and lighting if you use stranded cables ?
  3. the pict

    Commercial 10mm cable crimps or screw connectors

    Any one know of a decent make or supplier of the above insulated preferred P
  4. happyhippydad

    Can I use pliers with jelly crimps?

    I want to connect some telephone cable with jelly crimps. Can I use pliers or is it necessary to use the jelly crimps? Cheers :)
  5. L

    Wagos vs Crimps vs junction boxes?

    Whats your thoughts on Wago's? Always preferred a JB or crimps myself. Wago's just don't seem right to me. There a lot quicker but don't seem so secure. Whats your guys thoughts?
  6. S

    To Crimp or not to Crimp???

    Hi. I'm just starting out on my own and really appreciate the advice given here. I'm installing my C/U (eventually to be used for my NICEIC assessment) and I need to extend all cables 30cms max. I've done lots or research and decided to crimp them and locate within an adaptable box. I don't...
  7. N

    Domestic Extending Telephone Cable

    Hi all, Looking at extending a telephone cable but the joint will be outside due to the long run up the side of house. Is it best to just use one of the IDC junction boxes? Does it need to be IP rated? Thanks
  8. C

    Telephone cable repairs

    Howdy all. Bad day at the office, on a block of flats at the minute. Ran in cables for intercom system and phone lines also tv's. The builder has gone and cored a nice 4 inch hole right through the lot :frown2:. Ceiling now tacked so running new ones in is going to be a pain in the ass...
  9. P

    Old single sockets, unsheathed cpc.

    Hi all, looked at a job today to replace 5 x single sockets to 5 x doubles. Looks like the CCU was changed maybe 4 or 5 years ago but no paperwork - the property has the old wiring in place - red, black and unsheathed cpc. The single sockets are only 4 inches from floor level so i will need to...
  10. P


    Just a quick question.. Just wondering, if was to replace a single socket that isnt working for a double socket, the cable are too short, are we allowed just to extend the cables with a connector block in the socket? Sorry if daft question
  11. S

    What do people us now for switch box lighting connections?

    Hi all Joining a looped neutral in a plaster mounted lighting switch box. Back in my sad old day... we used plastic connector blocks, which I seem to remember were binned a while back. What are people using these days? I watched the sparky on a site the other week crimping all his connections...
  12. 0

    Ring main fault. Found this. ?

    Called to a ring main fault. Customer has had some work done about 3/4 months ago. Have not yet found the fault but noticed on inspection 3 of these ring main extensions. What do you think. 15amp thru crimps!!
  13. R

    Domestic Fused Spur crimp connection question.

    Hi I need to create a fused spur with the connection into the RFC cable under the floorboards i.e. not accessible. Going with the regs crimps can be used as they are MF but is it acceptable to have three cables in each crimp? Thats my post cherry popped! Cheers for your help. James
  14. J

    Crimping lateral mains

    Hi, Anyone here see any problems crimping 16mm lateral mains as a repair as opposed to re-running a complete new cable? I'm talking line, neautral and earth for 12 flats, 60Amp fuse. Junkies keep on nicking all the cable. Thanks Jammin
  15. A

    Extending a circuit in 10mm t&e

    Can anyone advise the best way to extend a circuit in 10mm t&e please. I have used crimps for 2.5 but I understand this is not suitable ? Thanks
  16. D

    CU Change and extending circuit wiring

    I am changing my home CU for my NIC inspection. At the moment i have a rewirable fuse CU in a 1960's house so thought its about time its changed. On initial inspection everything seems in order, ok it all need to be brought up to 17th standards and none of the lighting circuits have an earth but...
  17. C

    which crimps for domestic

    hi guys can anyone recommend a decent set of crimps for domestic wiring, mainly twin and earth cable, tried roleson but really don't trust them because the cable is easily pulled apart, or maybe i pull a bit to hard?
  18. L

    Extending Circuits????.....

    Hi all, I have 2 customers who need there boards extended which is fine when it comes to the tails as 3mtre tails are easy to get but when it comes to the circuits themselves is it ok to extend circuits with crimp connectors?or other means?Dont really like using crimp connectors as it looks...
  19. D

    Cable dammage by drill

    Got a call today by a plumber and while drilling for pipe clips he went though a cable for a ring main what would be the best course of action to repair the cable in the wall. Cheers all
  20. D

    cables to sockets

    Can anyone help? We are planning to lay another layer of plasterboard in our kitchen and then plaster; we are leaving sockets where they are just replacing fronts but need to be able to sit in new plasterboard which will make depth approx 30mm deeper than now, can anyone suggest way of...
  21. N

    Crimping 240v Twin and Earth - Safe??

    Hello, I would like to know what the regs say on crimping 240v 1.5mm twin and earth (single core) using red straight through crimps... Is it legal/safe/can it be done and pass inspection etc etc? What can I do/use instead of using a chockblock (connnector block) to join 1.5mm twin and...
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