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on a new installation, do you have to channel the wall out before running cables down or can you just nail the cables to the wall (with protection)then plaster board over?
 
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Cirrus

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you can either clip the cables first or sheath (cap) them prior to boarding. Remember to still follow permitted cable routes though;)
 
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mikeyg

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so i can get away with not chanelling the wall out first? the plaster board will go straight over the protruding cable?
 
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my recommendation would be to cap the cables then you can for example dot and dab the plasterboard ontop of the existing wall. The thickness of the dabs will allow you sufficient space between the existing wall and the new plasterboard where your cables will be sitting.
 
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mikeyg;7298 can you just nail the cables to the wall quote said:
or can you just nail the cables to the wall
Sounds very promising for faults :)

Its ok to clip the cables direct to the wall as long as they follow the safe zones as stated by Cirrus
I often use plastic capping ( or sheathing as I have always called it )
It does nothing as far as mechanical protection of the cable is concerned but it is neater and more convieniant than clipping
It also makes it easier for future change of cable if required for some reason
 

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