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Hi all
Any regs that allow use of old colour cable ie-- red and black if sleeved with new colours (brown blue)
Just found full drum of 10mm in back of my garage and be great if can use it and sleeve to new colours
 
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telectrix

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no reason why not. ( or date the cert 2004 :dizzy::dizzy::dizzy:)
 

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I read a suggestion on here a few weeks ago about old red/black.
Apparently its a good selling price on ebay.
 

telectrix

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i once bought a 100m drum of 2.5mm in R/Bk from a car boot. ( c. 2011) for £10. soon got used.
 

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yous be able to wire a few 10.5kW showers at a competitive price.
 

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i once bought a 100m drum of 2.5mm in R/Bk from a car boot. ( c. 2011) for £10. soon got used.
Never seen a drum of 2.5mm2 Red and Black Tel, use much of it did you?
 
Must admit board change I did this week (another thread) I extended some 1.5 blacks using some new black from old stock. Made sense as much of the 80s wiring had blue line conductors.
 

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I would have no hesitation whatsoever to use old colours:cool:

The only reason I would not do so is if the copper cores had oxidised,the insulation was somehow or other damaged or for some obscure reason I had run out of identification tape or letters

Having said that,I'm open to changing my opinion if I was provided with a justifiable reason(other than "they are not the current colours") :)
 
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With one exception, BS7671 allows us to use whatever colour we want, as long as we correctly identify at the terminations.
The exception is single core G/Y.
 
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