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So i just looking through some companies adverts and saw this picture?
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Spazz

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looks like SWA through PVC Conduit - not sure why you need the extra protection on SWA cable though!

Also if this is an advert it does not do much for their company!
 
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alarm man

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it was straight before the builder put his bricks there..:smartass2:
 

snowhead

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And if the plasterer hadn't removed the plaster, all would have looked fine.

They may strugle to get sockets on those boxes unless they are deeep.
 
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Snapester

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lol obviously didnt quote the bush and couplers in there!
 
I suspect Screwfix also ran out of the male adaptors for the boxes as well as, hope they were not hoping to terminate an accessory in that
 

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I hate it when people leave the stickers on the conduit - looks so DIY.

The purpose of this installation baffles me? You could even suggest it to be non compliant as BS 7671 does not recognise Reference method B as a method for PVC/SWA - It only has reference methods C, E and D if I recall.

Looking at it again, it could be a large T+E?
 
Its definately 10mm T+E, and they are extra deep backboxes by the looks of it. Looks like its a for cooker circuit and the walls are going to be plasterboarded (i hope). TBH i don't see what is so bad about it, the only thing i can pick fault with is its not 100% straight but seriously who cares if its getting boarded over. And also hes took too much pipe into the backboxes, and so yes may struggle to get the fronts on! I think using conduit is a good idea as it will help cable replacement (if needed) in the future. Wouldnt like to try and push 10mm down that like haha!
 
Well it doesnt benefit your company as such, and I certainly wouldnt put it on a company website etc, but you tell me how it doesnt comply with the regs or what is so wrong with putting T+E in conduit?
 
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Snapester

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Exactly its a pretty poor photo of your work to be honest.
 
My guess is it's a box for a cooker switch and the low level one is for the outlet. It's a bit cack though isn't it
 
If it is going to be buried behind plaster board why use an inspection elbow ................why not buy a couple of 10p adapters and use singles........................come on even taking into consideration it's going to be behind some plasterboard, and if they are extra deep boxes I hope its battened out , as they are going to be using an awful lot of dab otherwise ......................... there is a good way and that way to do a job
 
Oh im not denying its a poor picture. Theres nothing actually wrong with the work he has done, but i certainly wouldn't be putting a photo up of it on my website lol
 
If I'm piping into boxes I'm going to use bushes etc to end the conduit at the box not in it so I could get the accessory on afterwards. I'd also make sure the conduit was square and plumb and that the right bend had been used, especially if I'm putting it on a website for the whole world to see
 

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