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Created On: 14 February 2011 08:43 PM
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 14 February 2011 08:43 PM
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Got to move a wall light about 4 foot, dob and dab plaster board so can rod an extension cable behind the plaster board ok. Lights are on an RCD already.

What is the best solution for the cable joint? Crimps and a choc box or is their another solution? The old light location has got to be made good to a flat wall no blanking plate wanted. so could sink the choc box in to the breeze block.
 14 February 2011 08:48 PM
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Snapey

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Crimps and self amalgamating tape.
 14 February 2011 10:02 PM
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daveparry1

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Crimps and self amalgamating tape.
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Agreed. or heatshrink .
 14 February 2011 10:14 PM
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Snapey

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Heatshrink sometimes can allow ingress if not done good and could allow damp from plaster to creep in giving the plasterer a nice feeling when he is doing his bit haha
 14 February 2011 10:36 PM
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Thanks guys.
 14 February 2011 10:38 PM
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Will the cable be installed in a prescribed zone if your moving it?
 15 February 2011 07:51 AM
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Originally posted by: Dale76uk

Will the cable be installed in a prescribed zone if your moving it?


Quite.

The cable running horizontaly to the new light position will be in a prescribed safe zone, but with the old light removed, the vertica drop will be in the centre of a nice flat wall ripe for hanging pictures on!

I went through the very same debate last week when a dorway was moved meaning we had to move the light switch to suit. In the end, we cut holes in ceiling with 4" cutter, joined cable, chased to new position, cut outs from ceiling screwed into batten back in the holes, made good. Ceiling was artex so making good was fairly un-noticable.

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 15 February 2011 08:54 AM
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so the existing vertical cable will no longer be in the correct zone? whereas at the moment it is!

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 15 February 2011 05:38 PM
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Phillron

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Couple of short lengths of galv conduit with couplers, and an angle box with a stuffing gland should do it,crimped connections and then plastered over
 15 February 2011 08:21 PM
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Already explianed to the customer.

Going to have to open up the plaster board within 150mm of thetop of the wall drag the present cable up crimp on the extension. Rod the cable within 150mm or the top of the wall then pop in another hole and rod down to the new location.

Takes time but their cheque book.
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