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Topic Title: 2.5 T&E running in 20mm plastic conduit attached to fence in garden
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Created On: 14 September 2010 06:46 PM
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 14 September 2010 06:46 PM
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A friend moving into a new house has found.

2.5mm T&E inside 20mm plastic conduit clipped to a garden fence.

The run is about 25 feet long. The cable supplies an MK waterproof double socket outlet. The protection is afforded by a 30mA RCD back in the house.

I don't like it and would prefer to see SWA underground, However is there any regulation preventing what is there at present remaining? Under 17th regs.
 14 September 2010 06:48 PM
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Davesparx

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Nope.
 14 September 2010 06:53 PM
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AJJewsbury

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There's general guidance that cables shouldn't be clipped to fences - the theory being that cheap timber fences tend to blow down and the cable won't withstand those sorts of conditions (which then relates back to the reg for equipment being suitable for the conditions). If it's a sturdy fence - say one with concrete posts and solidly built - then it's a different kettle of fish. All in all it's probably a judgement call based on how secure the fence seems and how exposed the site is.
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 14 September 2010 06:54 PM
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Thanks guys.
 14 September 2010 09:25 PM
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My house had a 2.5 tw&e in a hosepipe clipped to the fence
 14 September 2010 09:37 PM
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Originally posted by: RRichard

My house had a 2.5 tw&e in a hosepipe clipped to the fence


Warm water for washing the car

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