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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.
Actually that's "relatively" tidy. Short of making custom length cables for every connection (which negates the benefits of factory made & tested cables), it's very difficult to do such a high-density patching without the piles of cables hanging down the side.Probably the same spaghetti monster who did these fibres...
Must remember that phrase "sending the Mega down it " for future information, as opposed to carrying out an IR test " Wonderful description!" NOTNot to bad actually just wonder what the life span of Pvc in water is . Sending the mega down it tommorow to see how it fairing .it was installed 6 months ago
New one on me too. I must admit though, I've known faults 'clear' after 'giving it a blast with the megger'.Must remember that phrase "sending the Mega down it " for future information, as opposed to carrying out an IR test " Wonderful description!" NOT
Well I fitted a block today as part of the building refurb and connected a new outgoing cable as this is being linked to another room. Fortunately there was about 5' of cable coiled in the duct as the old wires were only a few inches long. I hope the other end of the ducted cable is better, I've not seen it yet I'm told it goes to a now removed pabx. I've only attached a small photo as I don't do these very often, in fact, this is my first...As for the 10 pair, that's a different matter.
The grey sheath is the cab;es mech protection, but I get your drift.Ok just to update I carried out an "insulation resistance test " across all cables and the lowest reading was between line and earth 545 meg at 500 volt so ok for now . Not sure what damage the water will do to the cable over time but just looks ruff to me .Thereis no mechanical protection where it leaves the conduit and goes into the duct. It's in one of those places that will probably be used as a store so a potential for the possible damage to the cable in the future.
Thanks westward . The circuits are on rcbos so I'm sure they will start tripping when the pvc breaks down . I will report my findings .Pvc is not waterproof just water resistant. Water is a solvent and will eventually penetrate the cable.
Yes your right .I should of said the cable is not suitable for the environmentThe grey sheath is the cab;es mech protection, but I get your drift.
The red wires are attached to the plug pins/back plate that is still inserted in the socket, the wires would normally be connected to the PCB of whatever cheap charger was there and has now parted into two pieces. If the socket is switched on the wires would become live. Surely it wouldn't have been difficult to pry the remains out of the socket, it would have taken less time than printing the sign!I particularly like the bit of red wire jammed in the L and N to stop it being used,
Not making me mad Mate, just wonder why people have to talk like rock stars rather than professional trades people.
sorry for my delay and seemingly random post.What does ?
and those faceplate screws are all over the place.Brand new install. This is what they did today. Rather than change the Tee to a elbow, even had a spare elbow, they just (badly) cut the trunking around the tee.240V cable in left trunking, 24V fire alarm on the right, both go up into the ceiling. Easy access from above.
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Installed today. I would not have the cheek to leave it pi**ed like that. Only MDF, so no excuse.View attachment 59036
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