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Awkward cable run in stud wall

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Yangers, 5 Apr 2016.

  1. Yangers

    Yangers

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    So I have a light switch in a stud wall. I want to cut a door in the wall where the switch is and move the switch to the side. I know cables should run vertically. But my issue is I cant access the ceiling void without cutting a hole in the ceiling to move the cable over. Can you run the cable horizontally along the top of the stud work then vertically down to the switch or do I have to cut a hole in the ceiling and drill the joists to move the cable over?
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  2. Adam_151

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    Within the top 150mm (6 inch) of the top of the wall is a permitted cabling route, as is within the same distance of a corner.
     
  3. Yangers

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    Grand! Thanks.
     
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    How do you plan on extending the cable?
     
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    Why?
     
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