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Not watched that video, but have seen a few Youtube videos where sheds/garages have been run in flexible conduit. It certainly does what is required of it, but I don't think it looks like a finished job compared to regular plastic conduit.

I guess it has its place, but I don't think that place is anywhere that surface wiring is on display.



Edit: Just flicked through the video to see what he had done. Not sure what obstructions might have been in the way, but surely a run of trunking would have been neater?
 
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It doesn't look terrible in that garage, but I'd have thought trunking a better option if at all possible. If it had to be flexible, then definitely black - in galv it would have looked like an elaborate shower installation.
 
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That's pathetic in any situation. Flexible conduit has it's uses, main means of wiring, as shown, is not one of them.
Even doing it in cheapo flexible he makes it look a real mess.....three saddles side by side :rolleyes: it looks disgusting. Whatever happened to level and vertical.
Rip it out and get a trunking installed.
Trade's going down the drain......and they're proud of their bleedin' 'work', showing it off even??? :(
 
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I did question why he didn’t just run in some 75 x 50 trunking , it would have probably been quicker and cheaper than fishing all the cable through those 3 flex tubes
 
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I did question why he didn’t just run in some 75 x 50 trunking , it would have probably been quicker and cheaper than fishing all the cable through those 3 flex tubes
Lack of brain cells helps with the comedy content, I suppose.
 
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Kopex is useful for a final connection into a vibrating machine. Beyond that there are other more suitable means of containment.
 
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I watched a video about a year back - think it was the My Trusted Electrician guy - and he ran a garden shed in Kopex. In fairness he had everything arrow straight, but I couldn't help wondering why he wouldn't have taken the small amount of extra time required to run black heavy gauge conduit.

I'm sure there is plently of worse work being installed every day of the week, but not proudly displayed on Youtube.
 
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Nick Bundy ddoes imo a really neat rcbo board and uses some flexi conduit to get his cables across the garage which imo looks quite neat. But he gets quite a bit of stick in the comments about it...

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmzsyYX2ths


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PVC Trunking would have been easier. and make a better job, that flexi con looks pants.
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PVC Trunking would have been easier. and make a better job, that flexi con looks pants.
To reinforce my comments, threading that many cable through a small diameter tube, would possibly cause overheating.
At least with Plastic trunking at least you have some wriggle room, as far as spacing is concerned, can't really fault Nick for the connections in the CU.
It appears to me at least that far to much emphasis is place upon making the CU connections look good, without any, or much attention placed on getting the cables to the final point of connection, an excellent CU spoiled by a Pants containment job,
 
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I have a feeling he had brought the 3 packs of flexi tube so almost felt compelled to use it, he even sayes at the start of the video he had run through various ways to do the job in his head leading up to the board install.
i think flexi can look good in short sections where it has to go round awkward bends and turns.
but a long straight run imo should be trunking all day long. All it would have taken was one length across and a short stub down, simples....
 
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My view is that kopex is used because installers don’t know how to bend ridged conduit, which let’s face it , is pretty easy with a spring.
 
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