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Replacing Wire from House to Garage


 
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devellion

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:46 am Reply with quote

Hi Folks,

A lorry hit a wire going from the house to the garage a few months back when we had an extention done. Please see attached picture. I don't think the wire is damaged and the one that supports it was already down.

Can anyone tell me what kind of electrical cable I should buy to replace it with and what junction boxes I should use on each side to connect the new wire up to the existing ones?

It's a simple job I just want to make sure I have the right bits.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:24 am Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:28 am Reply with quote

You need catenary wire to support the new cable

http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Main_Index/Cable_Accessories_Index/Catenary_Wire/index.html

Then use hituff cable

http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Main_Index/Cable_Index/Hi-Tuf/index.html

(As Holmslaw has just posted, but here are the links)
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:41 am Reply with quote

Wonderful. Thanks folks!! icon_smile.gif Ideally I would dig a trench and lay an armoured cable but thats going to be expensive!

I'll go ahead and order that stuff.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:55 am Reply with quote

The garage has about 4 double sockets a few lights and two exterior lights. Is 1.5mm 3 core cable suitable? The sockets will never all be used at once.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:00 am Reply with quote

I'll get the 2.5mm 3 core. Thanks again.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:23 pm Reply with quote

OwainDIYer wrote:
Then use hituff cable
http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Main_Index/Cable_Index/Hi-Tuf/index.html

The problem there is that TLC ran out of 3-core Hi-Tuf months ago, and clearly don't intend to re-stock!

Kind Regards, John.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:34 pm Reply with quote

Is NYY-J not suitable?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:37 pm Reply with quote

Thanks folks. I decided to dig up the drive and use this:
http://www.screwfix.com/p/prysmian-lv-armoured-3-core-black-2-5mm-50m-cable-reel/28160
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:38 pm Reply with quote

devellion wrote:
Thanks folks. I decided to dig up the drive and use this:
http://www.screwfix.com/p/prysmian-lv-armoured-3-core-black-2-5mm-50m-cable-reel/28160


If you are going to all the work of digging up the drive, put in 4mm or even 6mm, just for future-proofing.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:42 pm Reply with quote

Or at least go down to the builers merchant and get some civils ducting and put that in, and then the cable can be renewed at later date if ever required
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