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Caught wire with screw

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Fallout, 15 Oct 2021.

  1. Fallout

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    10 years ago I caught the 2.5mm flex to a light when I was plying the floor of the bathroom before tiling. I just taped the wire up with pvc tap. Currently the ceiling is down the the kitchen and wonderd if there is a better repair I could/would do on this while the ceiling is down. Thanks!
     
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  3. Harry Bloomfield

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    A proper joint in a suitable joint box, or it may be easier to simply replace the cable end to end and not use a joint. The type of joint you can use, depends upon whether the joint will be accessible for inspection later on. Likely it will be 1.5mm, rather than 2.5mm.
     
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    It won't be it's tiled from above so no access there
     
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    Someone will along in moment, to explain the the none accessible joint options.
     
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    Do you mean, you did not actually break the core of a wire?
     
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    Just put an empty joint box around the cable without cutting the cores. If the damage to a conductor is severe, cut and joint that core, an ideal through connector would be ideal.

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    Yes has just damaged the sheathing
     
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    If the insulation of the actual wire cores is undamaged, just the (usually) grey sheath nicked, then I would just apply a few layers of electrical tape.
     
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    If you haven't damaged the insulation around the wire anything you put round the cable is just aesthetic and serves no real purpose other than letting you think you have done something to make it safer
     
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    I think it has damaged the sheathing of one of the cores. I will inspect it.
     
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