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CEF only do Grey & Blue. I ended up buying direct from Cleveland Cable who do all the standard colours.DC colours are either brown and blue or grey and blue dependant upon polarity.
Useful to know. What are the issues ?As an aside a lot of DNO/suppliers don’t allow the use of tri-rated cables as their equipment terminals aren’t designed for fine stranded cables even with ferrules.
Ferrules are only made of very thin material and most DNO/suppliers terminations are designed for the thicker stranded cables, at a guess the screws damage the ferrules allowing fine conductors to splay out causing loose connections. Also the ferrule slightly increases the size of the conductor so some may be very tight to get in without 'modification'.Useful to know. What are the issues ?
That shouldn't happen - if it does then the screws would also damage thicker stranded cable as well. The screws should have a flat end, which won't be a problem unless done up by a gorilla on steroids - something which would damage the thicker strands as well, if not more so.at a guess the screws damage the ferrules
Nope. The ferrule should still contain the strands even if you cut a round hole in it with a badly formed screw. There's a risk of cutting strands, but then the loss of a small number of fine strands would have a proportionately smaller effect on the cable than cutting strands on a 7 or 19 strand cable.allowing fine conductors to splay out causing loose connections
Now that I have met. Found the hole in the CU earth bar was a "snug fit" for an uncrimped 16mm ferrule, but a crimped ferrule had to be "carefully adjusted" to fit in it.Also the ferrule slightly increases the size of the conductor so some may be very tight to get in without 'modification'.
when you were 4, before you went to specsavers and using an ivory (ie: 'Insulated') handled knife as a screwdriver. ;-)I thought it was one of my better efforts.....
Alas no, there is nothing to give any clue who did it (not surprising), but it's a rental property. Speaking with the tenants Mum, it was like that when they moved in. She was going to raise holy hell with the agency and she wants me to go back and check it when they've apparently fixed it.Sparkychick - can you name and shame to the 'authorities'? It looks recent.
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