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Topic Title: Black PVC twin & earth
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Created On: 09 October 2012 12:18 AM
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 09 October 2012 12:18 AM
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Came across black PVC twin and earth the other day. I initially thought it was rubber and was about to replace it then I realised it was PVC. It was quite old imperial cable and ran from a switched spur in a bedroom into the loft and down in the bathroom to an infra red wall heater. The rest of the house was wired in grey T & E imperial with some extensions in metric cable and all seemed sound.

Anyone come across black PVC T & E?
 09 October 2012 06:38 AM
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Are you sure it wasn't some of the early rubber/PVC mix cable?
PVC insulated cores with an oversheath of black rubber and rubber insulated cores with PVE oversheath were made by several manufacturers in the 50s and early 60s.

 09 October 2012 08:32 PM
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No,but it seems strange that it is not in common usage,when the BGB
recomends cables run outdoors should have a black sheath.
 09 October 2012 09:08 PM
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yeah but t and e outside is rough as a badgers anyway.

Ive never seen black twin and earth

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