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Peter Woodford

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A friend has just got a flat and asked if I can do a rewire. The thing is it's on the 12th floor and all walls are concrete and the only way I can see doing it is all in mini truncking any throughts
 
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acat

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Trunking is one answer if you have a wall chaser that would do the job and allow you to bury the cables not a cheap tool to buy but makes life easier.

Chris
 
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kazzerj

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How about pvc conduit for a retro look?
 
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Spudnik

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If most of the accessories are going in the same locations, it is possible to use the existing buried conduits, providing they are adequately earthed.

Other than that, its out with the chaser or of course, surface.

You will probably find the ceilings are concrete also.
 
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Mac

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Looks like it's got to be PVC trunking mate,just like council installs.Can you not shove a draw wire up the pipes buried in the walls and pull singles in?
 
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wisesparky

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Looks like it's got to be PVC trunking mate,just like council installs.Can you not shove a draw wire up the pipes buried in the walls and pull singles in?
Hi mac, can you use singles in houses? not been in it long to know??
Thanks Justin:confused:
 

lurch

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how old is the property? sounds like you need to get a few fitings of and have a rummage around. If it is an older property there will be existing conduits in he walls that should be accessible. how deep is the plaster?
 
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leekemp85

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I have just done a rewire in a flat i had to chase all the wall out and run all cables with in 6" of the ceiling. but luckily the plaster was soft. i could not go surface but it would have been easier. I put all circuits on rcbos.
 
Hi mac, can you use singles in houses? not been in it long to know??
Thanks Justin:confused:
if its concrete and conduit and boxes, its more than definate that it is already wired in singles.
there is no problem using singles again, as long as the conduit is in good condition.
be aware the box lid screws are probably 2BA size not this new fangled metric 4mm stuff
and the conduit will probably be imperial 3/4" (slightly smaller than 20mm). so keep the screws and bushes etc. cos you may find it hard to get replacements


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Peter Woodford

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Place is about 30 years old and someone before has taken out lights and conduit in walls all sockets throughout flat is in mini trunking.Also main fuse is not in flat take it it will be in the main switch room
 

sparks1234

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We have done a few flats like this and the builder has loweredd the ceiling with timber battens and then plasterboard, makes it better for the sparky and the plumber
 
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