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Hi,

I am currently doing a small kitchen. It needs to be wired, however the elctricians can't do it for a while, so what im thinking about doing is chasing out the walls and putting in 25mm round conduit, then plastering over it, so when the electrical work can be done they can just push the cable through the conduit and to the sockets. Is this ok to do? It's only for 4 sockets, as it's a very small kitchen.

Thanks for reading.
 

Marvo

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There's nothing to stop you from installing the first fix as an unskilled person. (Unskilled as in not an electrician). It might be worth just getting a sketch for a suitable conduit layout from the sparky who's scheduled to do the installation at a later date.
 

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thats ok but there will be a starting point for the wiring when he put the cables in .if it was me I would wait until he is free other wise some body will be in pain ,and thats not the spark .;)
 

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I'd comment that 25mm is maybe quite a deep chase especially if horizontal unless you don't need a plaster finish on top due to being tiled.
 
Get the electrician in to look at the job,
he can then decide on the routes for the cables,
then you know exactly where to put the cables.
 

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Hi,

I am currently doing a small kitchen. It needs to be wired, however the elctricians can't do it for a while, so what im thinking about doing is chasing out the walls and putting in 25mm round conduit, then plastering over it, so when the electrical work can be done they can just push the cable through the conduit and to the sockets. Is this ok to do? It's only for 4 sockets, as it's a very small kitchen.

Thanks for reading.
In theory yes it's OK, in practice however not really a good idea, or recommendation as you don't know how the Electrician will wire the sockets, plus it will be a right fiddle getting 2.5 cable into a circular conduit post plastering in my opinion.
 
No problem with this

In fact you could go one step further and run in the cables to the various points and take the legs back to the board

Ready for the sparks to connect up
 

Pete999

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No problem with this

In fact you could go one step further and run in the cables to the various points and take the legs back to the board

Ready for the sparks to connect up
How will the "Sparks" be able to be sure the cabling has been installed correctly, and sign it off as satisfactory? this is a kitchen.
 

Tony Reidy

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Hi,

I am currently doing a small kitchen. It needs to be wired, however the elctricians can't do it for a while, so what im thinking about doing is chasing out the walls and putting in 25mm round conduit, then plastering over it, so when the electrical work can be done they can just push the cable through the conduit and to the sockets. Is this ok to do? It's only for 4 sockets, as it's a very small kitchen.

Thanks for reading.
I'd use 20 mm conduit myself
 

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