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What is your view about such an installation technique? Asked to finish extension wiring and the installer has snaked wire all over the floor in white flexi. They intend to put an island in and this could easily lead to damaged cables. The other wiring for lights etc. is abysmal like a massive spaghetti nightmare. I have declined the job but just wondered what your thoughts were on burying cables in concrete floor, would you do it?
 
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Not a preferred option but allowable and I've had to do it myself in the past (minus the spaghetti!)
 
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yes if there is no other way ,i have done it ,with a tins like the great escape ,me tom dick and harry .lol. put in conduit .
 
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No problem putting cables in the screed concrete floor , I always put rigid pvc conduit in clipped in place before the screed goes down
 
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I used to always map the route of the cables/conduits in concrete on a drawing and put it in the CU taped to the door with the EICR, smoke alarm reports now as well, theres posh. :innocent:
 
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I have declined the job but just wondered what your thoughts were on burying cables in concrete floor
why did you do that ,me 10 bit coins and a pallet of Heinz spagitti hoops to sort it out .
 
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I wouldn't take on a job like that unless I was desperate for the work (so if they haven't opened the theatres by January I might consider such a job)

Flexi conduit, assuming it is the usual bog-roll thin stuff, isn't strong enough in my opinion, it could easily be crushed when the concrete or screed is laid on it, or even by the other trades stamping all over it beforehand.
Rigid PVC conduit routed so that it is out of walkways as far as possible would be my minimum, I normally use steel conduit on the rare occasions that I do such work.
 
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When looking at the job I thought what a waste of cable, he could have gone to each socket horizontally and save two thirds of the cable used. Plus avoid the problem of if there is a fault, you do not have to dig up the kitchen floor! Personally I would avoid burying cables in the floor where ever possible. Maybe in some conduit so the cable could be pulled out in fault conditions.
 

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