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SimonB

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Hi folks,

The missus runs her own kennels operation (yes, lots of dogs and all that). I am currently providing extra lighting per kennel so that when the inmates address their rear end they can see what they are doing that much better:D. Each kennel light has an independent switch which is a plastic one way switch housed in a plastic backbox and surface mounted. There is no provision on face plate or backbox to terminate the earth - rather than snip the earth I have sleeved it and insulated the exposed tip and pushed it neatly to the back of the backbox- is this allowable under current or 17th edition regs?. I am reluctant to snip the earth as it limits the use of the cable in the future (not that I can see its use changing at all).

What do peeps think?,

Thanks,

Simon.
 
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Cirrus

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If it is in plastic pattress and front then all I do is put the earth (sleeved) in a block connector or sometimes coil it around one of the fixing screws that secure the pattress to the wall
 
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TonyM58

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I just terminate it in a chockblock, like wot cirrus said!!!
 
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SimonB

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Thanks guys
 
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