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kingeri

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I once had a batch of dry-lining boxes with built-in cable clamps, but can't remember where I got them from. I know it's not actually necessary, just was doing a job today where there are two sockets virtually back to back on a stud wall with the T&E just going from one to the other, unsupported. I know I'm being pedantic, but in my view this cable should be secured in some way! Thoughts?!
 
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Lol I know. Sorry. Suppose I'm getting a bit too obsessed with attention to detail. Think I need a holiday or something. Still, suppose its better than not giving a damn!
 

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Nothing wrong in asking fella, but as mentioned there;s loads of better things to worry about than that. :)
 

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How close are they? Enough room for a metal coupler? Totally unessesary though, although I don't like going back to back like that, why not go out the top of box like normal then back into top of other box?
 
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Good grief , any chance of this daft thread being left to die ?
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Haha sorry biff. Was daft I know. Am just talking hypothetically / out of my backside. The issue I suppose is more the intermediate support, where you don't actually have access to the inside of the wall. Hence you can't clip the cable to anything and it is just hanging between the boxes. Seems I just can't let it die.....I'm just not ready yet..
 

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Nothing wrong with them not clipped or supported got a better chance of the cable not getting a sqrew through them as there not fixed to any stud it's more than 50mm anyway bat on my friend
 

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Loose in stud wall for me if it's t & e if it's singles flexi conduit

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I've got a bottle of tiger in my hand need lol
 

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You shouldn't put sockets back to back like that in a plasterboard wall anyway, as it destroys the acoustic rating of the wall.
 

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You shouldn't put sockets back to back like that in a plasterboard wall anyway, as it destroys the acoustic rating of the wall.
sorry, mate, couldn't quite hear your post for the next door neighbour's noisy love making
 
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