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    Domestic Meter Tails in Galvanised Trunking...Is that a thing?

    Hey all, Excuse the ignorance here but I wonder if you lovely folk might have any opinions or better still be able to point in the right direction in the BBB. I am being asked to move a CU from its current position, behind a fitted kitchen, under the sink and totally inaccessible, except to the...
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    Commercial Trunking CPC Continuity.

    Hi Guys, an old existing 25mm - TP & N SWA Supply cable is glanded (No Banjo) to a 3" Metal Trunking end cap, & the remainder of the circuit cables are contained in the same trunking forming the CPC back to the Distribution Board. With a method 2 continuity & an insulation test, can you be...
  3. gazdkw82

    Conduit and mini trunking cutters

    Any recommendations? Or best to stick to separate conduit and trunking cutters?
  4. P

    Trunking in house (18th edition)

    I admit to not taking too much notice of the 18th edition changes as I only took my 18th exam last week (no excuses I am not a good spark like most on here). I have a flat to do that needs the lighting circuit rewired, but being the ceilings are like concrete and the owners don't want major...
  5. Simon-0116

    Lighting trunking - plastic lid

    Doing a lighting upgrade on a commercial workshop using existing 2" metal lighting trunking. Some of the trunking is mounted lid to the top, some lid to the floor. Now in my understanding for 18th all cables need to be secured with adequate metal fastening. So with the lid down trunking...
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    Kopex inside metal trunking

    Hi all, New to the forum, question regarding Band 1 and Band 2 segregation... So on a site I'm working on, installing access control system. Now the access control panels have designated metal trunking for all relevant cables being low voltage. The trunking is directly above the panels. The...
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    Chemical fixing or Resin fixings to secure trunking

    Hi Have a job on a very old historic building and the architect is asking for the trunking ( white plastic 25x 40) which is horizontal for about 12m to be secured by chemical / resin fixings This is not something I have come across before,have used resin fixings before for a rawlbolt type of...
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    Mini Trunking tips and help

    Hi Been using quite a bit of mini trunking recently with a variety of different bends but can't seem to get the hang of it properly, my works doesn't come out as neatly as I expect and I've had to go over and over it to get it looking decent. Anybody have any tips when cutting mini trunking...
  9. Sparksaflyin

    Screened compartment trunking

    Anyone come across screened compartment trunking before? If so is anyone aware of any specific reg governing the use of this, in regards to length of run allowed for lv cables in elv side?
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    Fire Rated Clips In Trunking

    Hi all, From January 2019 when we are doing an EICR, how would you tackle trunking which has no fire rated clips in it which is in an area where there could be an issue regarding the cables falling in the event of a fire? Would you advise to retrofit the clips in the trunking? Or state that...
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    Induced Voltage LED / Steel Trunking

    Just fitted some 10 Low Bay Led all wired in steel trunking. Have just noticed my volt stick light up on 3 cables that are not even connected to anything. Gets volt meter out and I've got 38v on it. Seems a hell of a lot. Anyone else found this with LED power supplies
  12. Iain Kay

    Which route would you take here for trunking at CU?

    I've been looking at a route to run mini trunking (16x25) from CU to a cupboard and from there on to another room. Got most of the route planned in terms of getting from the room to the cupboard and from the cupboard to hall ceiling. Now I'm looking at options to get from the ceiling down to...
  13. T

    Fire rated clips in trunking

    Had niceic guy out today and has advised that behind kitchen units i dont need to fit fire rated clips in trunking. I was under the impression that they were to be fitted in all trunking? Any thoughts?
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    Band 1 / Band 2 Cables in Trunking

    Hi, Just wondering on thoughts for complying with Reg 528.1 "... a Band I circuit shall not be contained in the same wiring system as a Band II circuit ..." The current setup has steel trunking running around the walls with conduit coming down from here for network points and plug sockets etc...
  15. Rick Ellmore

    Trunking, Ducting capacity

    Hi Guys and Gals, I'm looking for some help, I am looking to find some info on cable carrying capacity of conduit, trunking and ducting in accordance with the IEE Wiring Regulations for my NVQ but I cant seem to find the info in the BS7671 or the OSG? anyone have an idea where to look?
  16. Nobbin

    Chasing in and trunking?

    I've been on a few jobs where a previous installer has chased in some 25mm trunking instead of the 25mm oval conduit that I would normally use. I don't like capping as it's a bugger to send new cables through. Just wanted peoples opinion of best practice when it comes to mechanical protection...
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    How do you guys do angles in trunking

    Hi all, Was just looking for some best practices around using plastic mini trunking. How do you guys join trunking on corners of walls that are not right angles so you can't use the normal pre made bends. I mean I've got a vertical wall and that has got a bend of about 30 degrees in in...
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    I want to shorten some dado trunking but can't work out how

    I have about 3m of dado trunking in my office (brand unknown) providing sockets and phone points which my electrician brother-in-law fitted about 15 years ago. Sadly he has passed away and I now want to shorten the trunking at one end to push a tall cupboard back against the wall. I can see that...
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    Am2 exam question bonding cable tray/ metal trunking?

    Hi everyone, I am sitting my AM2 exam a week today and was wondering if the metal trunking, cable tray etc needs bonded back to the MET in the board? Will you fail if its not bonded or will it be a minor? Anyone got any ideas? Thanks.
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    Mains distribution upgrade work, 3 phase,old isolators, steel conduit & trunking providing CPC

    Hello everyone I'm picking up some remedial works from an EICR fail in a commercial property. Its a 3 phase supply with old steel conduits , trunking & coupled metal equipment, that provides the earth to the various locations. At present the earthing is insufficient, every earth in the...