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I need to run an outside armoured cable to a pond pump. I will install all the necessary protection devices. MY question is can the cable be laid loose on the ground between trees or attached to the trees. I dont really want to dig a trench all the way over a 40metre run. Thanks
 

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i can't think of a reg. prohibiting this. if i were to lay it on the ground. i'd cut up some strips of the buried cable tape and wrap round the cable every 2 ft. or so. if it's your own property, you know where it is and can avoid damage
 
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i can't think of a reg. prohibiting this. if i were to lay it on the ground. i'd cut up some strips of the buried cable tape and wrap round the cable every 2 ft. or so. if it's your own property, you know where it is and can avoid damage
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I'd be more inclined to knock some small post in the ground and attach the SWA to them, if your are going to have it at ground level. Just my personal preference.
 

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If the cable is unlikely to be damaged or present a trip hazard for folk then I can't see anything specifically wrong with it.

Some marker/support posts such as @Spoon mentions would be a good idea so you know where it is years later if covered in some soil/leaves/etc.
 

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