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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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westfield6

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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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normcall

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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.

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 09 October 2012 08:32 PM
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hertzal123

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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.
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 09 October 2012 09:08 PM
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peteTLM

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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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