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Mjward

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Hello

Was wondering what the professionals thoughts are with regards to moving a fixture and permitted routes. In this particular instance, I have moved a light switch about 15cm so that it's facing the room/door side as opposed to being around a corner. Additionally, the plan is to build a custom bookcase in the recessed area where it was previously.

Given there was an existing cable route/chase for the vertical drop, I was hoping to use this and then just a small horizontal chase across. Coupled with the fact that where the chase is will be covered by the custom bookcase (i.e. no chance someone nails in picture frames/hangs TVs) and I document everything meticulously from a wiring perspective, is this acceptable in a practical sense?

It's not the end of the world to make a new chase vertical from the switch but before I do just wondered if actually necessary.

Thanks in advance

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or measure the chase to the corner ( to left of chase), if necessary, chip out so thar the cables are within 6" of the corner. that is a prescribed zone.
 

Mjward

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or measure the chase to the corner ( to left of chase), if necessary, chip out so thar the cables are within 6" of the corner. that is a prescribed zone.
The left of the chase is currently 4.7" from the wall i.e. I could clip the cables to ensure they are just about within that 6" mark. Thank you telectrix, as ever, fantastic clear and helpful information
 

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I believe you are okay if the chase is within 150mm of joining angled walls, ie your vertical chase.

I personally would put some galv capping over it just for peace of mind
Agree about the 150mm zone although don't particularly like using them as no one apart from electricians knows they exist! not sure what difference metal capping makes?
 

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