1. Miguel Esteban-Perez

    PP or PVC 600 * 300 * 300 mm

    Hi , Does anyone know an UK manufacturer that has 600*300*300 PVC or PP manholes? Thanks in advantage.
  2. Ramblin Rob

    New shed PVC conduit prep

    Hi, I'm a DIY'er looking to build a 6x8 shed in my backyard in Colorado. I'm installing a gravel pad first, with 4 concrete Sonotube piers/footings, and 6x6 lumber edging. I'll eventually be running a buried 20 amp wire from my house to the shed for lighting and future lawn mower / weed eater...
  3. ReevesMA

    Does 48v DC running Into my residence have to be in metal conduit?

    I have a nickel iron battery I have chosen to put into a shed with Ventilation added for the hydrogen off gassing. I am planning to run the dc from this battery over to the soffit then across an attic space and down into a hybrid inverter that will be in my garage. I am planning to run 4/0...
  4. J

    How to terminate 20mm PVC conduit into a back box/socket - preferred method, whilst maintaing IP rating ?

    Hi All. What is the best/preferred method when connecting 20mm conduit to a back box of a socket on an outside wall ? I am connecting a BG Weatherproof Storm DP 13A socket to an outside wall, fed from socket directly behind the socket from the kitchen. Would using a 20mm female or male...
  5. K

    Green goo in pvc cable

    Afternoon all. I’m doing a dorma / loft extension all circuits for that extension are new . I’m going to upgrade the consumer unit also to rcbo/spd. Now I took a switch off yesterday on the existing lighting circuit and noticed the twin and earth cable had a green goo inside the insulation when...
  6. J

    PVC conduit and glue

    Is it a must to glue PVC joins that are above ground?
  7. SJD

    Crumbly PVC cable (red only)

    Today on an EICR I came across some old (1960's, I think) PVC lighting cable - twin red/black, no earth - where the red was crumbly. It behaved like old perishing rubber, any bending and it cracks - but it is defintely plastic of some sort. The black was perfectly OK, as was the sheath. Curious...
  8. M

    Why are metal electrical boxes so small (compared to PVC?)

    Hello all. First post. DIYer. Know enough to be dangerous (LOL). It seems "standard" blue PVC boxes here in the US are 2.25" wide and depth can go up to 3" deep. I've got an old house (built in 1955) with old BX armor shielded cable, and the old boxes are extremely difficult to put a dimmer...
  9. M

    Am2s pvc and metal conduit

    Hi, can anyone who as taken the am2s give me some advice on what the pvc conduit specification is?
  10. R

    Tool for 45 and 90 Degree Cuts on PVC Trunking

    I have bought a Mini Mitre Block for some Trunking as the cutters I have are better for Mini Trunking. I’m just looking for something that will allow me to mark the angle before cutting it. I was thinking either a Tri-Square or Trend ANGLEFIX. I then also need some advice on a file to smooth the...
  11. J

    Hdpe to pvc?

    Hello! I’m running 3 inch HDPE underground conduit for the primary line from the transformer, and I need to be able to connect it to 3” schedule 40 PVC, and I’m curious what kind of glue or solvent or method to use? In some preliminary research, it looks like HDPE is commonly heated to create a...
  12. A

    No LB when transitioning pvc up from trench into subpanel through wall

    I have an electrician installing new circuit from my existing panel to a new subpanel in my detached garage. The subpanel is in the inside wall of the garage. The installation is underground with 1.5" conduit. Instead of using an LB on the outside wall of the garage, the electrician heated a...
  13. M

    XLPE vs PVC

    Long story short I ordered the "wrong" cable.... wanted H6241Y but mistakenly bought H6241B Now, rather than faff with sending it back, I believe I can still use it but want to check with the pros. Its for a domestic lighting circuit that is currently run with live/earth loop to the switches...
  14. LewisM

    PVC Back Box w/ Multiple Knockouts

    Hi does anybody know of single / double PVC back boxes that have multiple 20mm knockouts like metal clad? Or are plain with no knockouts ? The ones with one 20mm and trunking knockouts don't really work as when cutting the 20mm hole the trunking entry normally splits even when bracing it.
  15. G

    PVC surface boxes

    Hi, I am wondering if any sparks out there know of a brand of 32mm deep PVC surface boxes with multiple knockouts for MT2 & MT3 ( 25mm x 16mm & 38mm x 16mm) mini trunking. Marshall Tufflex MSSB35 & 36 WH were perfect but are now discontinued, and their replacements MSSB91 & 92WH only have a...
  16. R

    Angles on PVC Trunking

    I’m doing a large install with PVC Trunking I had a Magnusson Mitre block but it’s not that great with a large hacksaw. Does anyone have any recommendations on what to use and a decent saw?
  17. W

    Difference in scrap price between pvc insulated twin & stripped cable.

    I’ve got a hell of a lot of scrap cable in my garage. I know it would take a long time but is it financially beneficial to strip the cable or does it not make much difference?
  18. S

    PVC vs Galvanised Conduit: Current Capacity Enclosed In a Thermally Insulating Wall?

    Is there any advantage from the perspective of current ratings/de-ratings of using galvanised round conduit over same size PVC conduit? With both to be chased/buried in brick wall and plastered over? If so, where is this specified? Cheers
  19. R

    Wife Code for black pvc with separate earth run to socket?

    Morning all, I have been to look at a job this morning to rewire a radial feed supplying two socket outlets off a 20 mcb. The cable from the board is a black pvc 2 core cable(does not look like copper) and has a separate earth run back to the met. I am currently doing my 2392 and hope to start...
  20. D

    Is pvc pvc T&E soon to be written off ?

    I made a very rare trip to my local wholesalers today (I usually buy stuff online now and have it delivered) and was speaking to the manager who I have known since college. He reckons in the coming amendment to the regs , grey pvc pvc twin and earth cable will be written off and we will be...


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