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What do you call the piece of hardware that's protecting the cable in the following picture:

 
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spark-doctor

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Capping

Either steel or plastic

What do you guys call it?
 
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mdshunk

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Capping

Either steel or plastic
Thanks.

Happen to know a couple of the typical manufacturers of it?

We have a code requirement that any cable not at least 1-1/4" behind the finish material be protected by a steel plate, but no manufacturers happen to market anything like I see in that picture. It sure would be a problem solver for me, particularly with plaster-on-brick type finishes, such as the pictured installation is probably going to be.
 
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spark-doctor

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Could you not put in steel conduit. It might mean channeling out a bit of the wall.

I don't know of any manufacturer of the stuff though, just get mine from the local retailer.

We have a similar rule in the UK for cables less than 2". If it is not covered in steel we have to fit a RCD.

I would of thought any sheet metal shop would be able to cut and bend it to shape for you if you cannot find it anywhere.
 
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mdshunk

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Could you not put in steel conduit. It might mean channeling out a bit of the wall.
Yes, but as you say, that often means channeling out a bit of the wall. An old home with soft brick, and marginal mortar, I'd rather not disturb the brickwork anymore than I have to. Plus, time is money. ;) Right now, I have to channel and use steel conduit, because there's no other solution on the market. That capping would be a Godsend.

I would of thought any sheet metal shop would be able to cut and bend it to shape for you if you cannot find it anywhere.
I suspect that's true, but I suspect also that I'd pay triple or quadruple to have a tin-knocker make some up when compared to buying something off-the-shelf. Plus, our code requires the steel protection to be at least 16 gauge (1.29mm) thick. That's pretty darned thick, but that's the rule I have to go by.
 
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spark-doctor

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I suspect that's true, but I suspect also that I'd pay triple or quadruple to have a tin-knocker make some up when compared to buying something off-the-shelf.
Know what you mean, i only pay about 1 dollar for a 2 meter length.

Will have a dig around and see if i can find a manufacturer.
 
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Carter

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We call it c(r)apping, occasionaly referred to as sheathing. Available in several guages 'light/med/hvy duty' none of which will not stop nails penetrating cables.

If you get hold of any treat it...
(i) as a useful aid to installation in as much as it will stop cables getting nicked from the razor edge of a plasterer's float or casual on-site damage from labourours leaning their crud on your cable drops. Cuts easily with tin shears.

(ii) as the best means yet devised for removing an electrician's fingers. Careful when you're sliding twenty lengths into the van because if it snags on the floor your fingers keep moving across the edge and will do a lot of damage. Honestly MD wear gloves with this crap.
 
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wayne

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as carter says ,its not there for mechanical protection
 
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rumrunner

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as carter says ,its not there for mechanical protection
hi wayne ,good to see you back on line ,thought you had gone with shakey ,i wonder what hell come back as ,this time:confused:

anyway on with the thread ,my mate uses that sticky silver duct tape instead of capping,ive never tried it as i dont do that kinda work, but he swears by it ,no clips just tapes the cables to the wall and then they get plastered over:)
 
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