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revolt3k

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acat

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Looks llike the typical job by that well known partership Bodget & Scarper :D

Chris
 
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revolt3k

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Looks llike the typical job by that well known partership Bodget & Scarper :D

Chris
lol
The connections look to be good tho and switch wire is identified correctly.
 
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alland1979

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to be honest it looks like every light you have ever taken down. Does anybody think the new hellerman push connectors will kill the old connector block or do you reckon they are just a gimmick?
 
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beaver74

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not a problem infact they are supplied with conector and when done up the conectors are in an enclosure
 
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spark1

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not a problem infact they are supplied with conector and when done up the conectors are in an enclosure

I think if the building fabric is being utilized as part of an enclosure then it is required to be constructed of non -combustable material......looks like in this instance part of it is a timber joist, however, yes it is a very common way of installing decorative light fitments.
 
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Mac

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Don't see a problem with this mate.A majority of fittings that you take down now will have connector block attached:cool:
 

sparks1234

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Unfortunately the companies that make these lights dont think of how they are installed, they assume that the flex can be taken above the ceiling, wired into a nice junction box and thats that, either that or they have some stupid tiny connector that only takes one cable rather than the normal 3. So how about some constructive suggestions.
 
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Mac

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Unfortunately the companies that make these lights dont think of how they are installed, they assume that the flex can be taken above the ceiling, wired into a nice junction box and thats that, either that or they have some stupid tiny connector that only takes one cable rather than the normal 3. So how about some constructive suggestions.
A lot of jobs i have been to work on have a 4x4 junction box near the CU under the floor.Main feed in,feeds to each light and all switch lines back to junction box.There you go,one drop at each light:D
 
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electro

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Hi

Tough one the installation doesn't meet the BS regs, as connector blocks in no enclosure and single skin PVC without mechanical protection, connector blocks not assessable unless you take the fitting down, no cable strain at connections and there is possibly more. But you will see this in many houses, and might not be as good as that..



Regards
 
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revolt3k

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yeah i will agree that nearly all light fittings of this type are fitted with connectors and do not meet some requirements but hey we only fit them and dont build/make them.

What do you recon to the insulation tape tho. I guess its for a reason of some form?
 
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acat

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Personally if I had to do something like that I would crimp it a lot more professional and makes it more difficult for the DIYer to become the earth for the circuit:D

Chris
 
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