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1987tjs

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i'm new to this forum so my question is. i've just starting to move the old consumer unit in the garage and change it with a new one . but the problem is that the cable (main coming from the house) is to short and was wundering if i could join them using a juntion box etc. i would replace the mains cable but it's 150ft long and not got the time (the garage is at the bottom of the garden). would it be ok to join it. i will be getting it checked by a electrian when i've finished. please help
 
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johnnyb

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Is the 150ft cable an swa , and if so there would,nt be a problem jointing it out via say adaptable box with suitable sized connectors.
 
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1987tjs

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no it's not swa it's just 6 or 10mm twin and earth
 
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boatnik1

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no it's not swa it's just 6 or 10mm twin and earth
no it's not swa it's just 6 or 10mm twin and earth:eek:
I would hope it's protected in some way, i.e. some kind of pipe over that distance. :rolleyes:
My thoughts would be to install an isolator as a means of jointing the cable.:)
 
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musicmaster050

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glad am not digging near you then 1987 lol :)
 
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pushrod

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Is the cable rcd protected? Change the circuit in any way and it is not legal if it's not rcd protected. I would want more protection than plastic duct - replacing the cable with swa would be more sensible.
 
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