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Got a lead on a job; they’re wanting metal trays (containment) with steel conduit to create the ‘industrial look’. I’m cool with their needs; explained about fire alarms/emergency lighting and they talked about doing it ‘piece meal’. With the area being used for a venue, it all needs sorting before anyone walks in. Any thoughts or advice? TIA.
 

telectrix

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we don't use conduit with tray. conduit goes with trunking.
 

davesparks

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we don't use conduit with tray. conduit goes with trunking.
You're behind the times, flexshield on cable tray for the high level runs with steel conduit drops down to accessories is all the rage these days.

12" tray everywhere looks more 'industrial' and its all about making it look like there is a lot of shiny metalwork as cheaply as possible.
 

telectrix

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You're behind the times, flexshield on cable tray for the high level runs with steel conduit drops down to accessories is all the rage these days.

12" tray everywhere looks more 'industrial' and its all about making it look like there is a lot of shiny metalwork as cheaply as possible.
so conduit is coupler and bush into bottom of tray?
 

davesparks

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so conduit is coupler and bush into bottom of tray?
Sometimes, though usually it just ends in free air somewhere near the tray with a coupler and bush on it.

Look up in any modern restaurant or shop and you'll see loads of this crap.

You also see downlights mounted into tray
 
look out for any local warehouses or factories being closed down or demolished (

You might be able to get in there and nab all the old tray and conduit before it’s skipped ((obviously with permission)
 

Andy78

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Sometimes, though usually it just ends in free air somewhere near the tray with a coupler and bush on it.

Look up in any modern restaurant or shop and you'll see loads of this crap.

You also see downlights mounted into tray
I absolutely hate this. See it as common practice in supermarkets, gyms, large shop units etc now.
 
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we don't use conduit with tray. conduit goes with trunking.
Completely get what you’re saying. Having now met with the client, they’re quite positive they want the tray work running all round the upper part with galvanised conduit running down to the sockets. I get the impression they’ve seen it elsewhere and thought ‘that’s what we want’.
 

westward10

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Often FP or T&E on the trays then dropped down in conduit using flexi con to the galv tube or the tube just floating about near the tray.
 

telectrix

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Often FP or T&E on the trays then dropped down in conduit using flexi con to the galv tube or the tube just floating about near the tray.
not on my watch. conduit box screwed to tray, conduit from there. adequately supported .( even if just top and bottom.)

edi: meant bolted not screwed.
 
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littlespark

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Just a few twin and earths cable tied to a blue water pipe, roughly clipped to metal clad socket. 20mm hole with no gromit.

Industrial, right?:oops:

Well. Some of the industrial units round me are like that
 

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