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Created On: 30 September 2013 08:34 PM
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 30 September 2013 08:34 PM
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goldenboy1818

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Hi the old style pendants that just have the two stranded wires on show to the pendant... (hope you all know the ones I mean). What was all the talk about those a while a back ?? I can't remember now ands its bothering me. Obviously they are no good but there was something about them and its bugging me....lol. Thanks
 01 October 2013 08:10 AM
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dickllewellyn

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Single insulated unsheathed conductors?

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 01 October 2013 11:29 AM
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AJJewsbury

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Originals were usually 'twisted twin' - i.e. basic insulation only. Modern lookalikes are usually insulated & sheathed singles (often braided with thread, depending on the era that's being replicated) and twisted.
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 01 October 2013 05:14 PM
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goldenboy1818

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are they allowed any more ?
 01 October 2013 05:25 PM
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AJJewsbury

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The old unsheathed versions? They don't comply with current regs (flexes need to be sheathed or contained in trunking or conduit) - but of course the wiring regs aren't legally prescriptive, nor retrospective. Probably justify a 'not satisfactory' on a EICR.

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 01 October 2013 06:25 PM
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I tend to buy new pendants from the wholesaler, keep the existing rose, and just fit the new lamp holder with flex already on it. I find that's the cheapest easiest way to get things moving toward satisfactory. That's assuming you can get the cover off the old rose with 30 years of paint on?!

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 01 October 2013 07:11 PM
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mikejumper

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Originally posted by: goldenboy1818
Hi the old style pendants that just have the two stranded wires on show to the pendant... (hope you all know the ones I mean). What was all the talk about those a while a back ?? I can't remember now ands its bothering me.

I think those old style pendants were unsheathed to facilitate heat dissipation when you plugged an electric iron into them.
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