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    Joint box in loft or back to switch

    Anyone got any pictures of jobs they’ve done using a joint box in loft instead of taking all cables back to your switch position? Eg Spots, Fan, Mirror as our next job has all wall paper on walls so may be a better option just curious to see what it’s like.
  2. M

    Domestic Outdoor IP68 Joint Boxes

    I'm installing some outdoor lighting (in my garden). Run some swa to Wiska boxes. I intend to go from there with some TRS flex close to each light. The lights I've have are sealed, with 1.5m of flex, so I will have to extend the flexes. Was going to use some small Wiska boxes etc to do this, but...
  3. rolyberkin

    Joint between 16mm &1.5mm!

    A donut of a builder has helpfully run a piece of swa two core 16mm to a small feature fountain fitted with 1.5mm flex, suggestions on best way to join, couldn’t get the 16mm in a wago!
  4. Pete999

    Pete's Videos Right old Cowboy joint

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    Patio lighting accessible joint

    I am have just finished my 3rd year at college and currently waiting to do my AM2. I am currently waiting to do a job and even tho trying to convince the customer away from the patio lights as they can be a pain to maintain due to water damage she is keen to have them. My question is the...
  6. happyhippydad

    How to make this joint waterproof?

    Evening all.. I have 3 pillar lights that are situated along a customers driveway, perhaps 25m long. They are on the grass with a small amount of concrete underneath. They are full of crap and muck where the ants get in and make there nests. There is not enough room under this light to get an...
  7. G

    Just an idea for making a waterproof low voltage inline joint

    You know how your tube of silicon sealer has gone solid just when you most need it!? Do you think that one could use this problem to make a permanent water tight joint, eg using twisted conductors secured in the usual connectors and placed in a suitable small plastic tubelike container and then...
  8. M

    Resin joint kits

    Moving a busbar 20 meter ,going to run some new feeds and joint a 50mm 4 core , got the kit done the connection s and the instructions say connection must be energised as soon as the resin poured (why is that )
  9. Dan

    Expansion joint, grout or not to grout advice, reviews and feedback

    Expansion joint, grout or not to grout advice reviews and feedback 2017 Hi, I have an aluminium expansion joint running through 600x600mm porcelain tiles, my question is whether its best to butt the tiles against the aluminium edge or to allow a 3mm gap for grout... Expansion joint, grout or...
  10. Soulsurfer

    Collingwood ground lights

    Anyone ever put in any of their lights such as the GL016's they look like they're wired in series through the joint boxes but just trying to work out if any old adaptable IP rated boxes could be used rather than buying collingwood own made JB2's or JB4's at a higher cost. Customer had some...
  11. B

    bury cable joints in masonry wall?

    are we allowed to? what do the regs say in regards to this? maintenance free joint (so crimp or even a wago?) and would the joint then have to be in an ip box? or can we just slap half a roll of tape round it? all of this before the plaster bonding is applied?
  12. Pete999

    MF and Crimps

    Just a quick question, I should be aware of the answer, but I'm not sure. Are inline crimps classed as Maintenance free joints?
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    Un-sound electrical connection of live conductors

    Guys can you explain what may result of un-sound electrical connection of live conductors? Your advices will help me alot, thanks✌✌
  14. A

    New Electrical Install Question

    Hello, I have an electrician installing a new light and ring circuit for a loft conversation. He has joined the cables using block connectors which are in turn covered with electrical tape. Some of the earth cables are exposed. Could someone please tel me if this meets UK regulations. Kind...
  15. charlie76

    Crimping 10mm2 Cable

    I need to extend a supply to and oven and the customer has had all the kitchen tiled recently so I didnt really want to suggest chopping it all out and running in new. I feel a little bit uncomfortable about crimping it but i don't see much other option. Looking at using through crimp lugs and...
  16. T

    HDMI Leads

    Does anybody deal with hdmi leads? Got a customers who wants to loose there through a wall so he can plug his tv in without seeing any leads. Of course its all decorated and only have a small hole to use, does anyone know how to cut off hdmi leads and redo them? Or buy a reel of cable and make...
  17. Pete999

    Steel Conduit

    I was wondering last night, or should I say wandering, when I were a Lad working with steel and Galv conduit, I distinctly recall the Electricians I was working with always gad me filing the ends of couplers, locknuts etc and also removing the pain from entries into steel enclosures, I know in...
  18. M

    Getting into a resin filled joint

    Hi all, Couldn't find existing thread on this. Need to get into a large resin filled joint on a 120mm 4 core SWA and wanted to know if there was a solution to dissolve it or is it a case of hammer and chisel like the old days. It is a cold cured, two part resin Kit from CTC. Any help...
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