CPC for metal light switch.

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Well, if you will install fancy light switches that likely didn't exist way back when your house was compliant with current regs at the time ;)

I asked a question in a DIY forum. re-wireing a house is not DIY. Its either. Yes you can run a CPC like that or no you can't do that sorry just keep the plastic switch!

Yes, you did ask a question on a DIY forum, and rewiring a house can be DIY'd providing the correct routes are followed re notification of the work to the LABC. We could provide yes/no answers to every post, but that alone adds little value to the discussion. For example, another recent post asks if it's possible to run 100w of 12v halogen lighting from a 65VA transformer. Rather than simply say no, is it not more useful to recommend the correct way to do the job?

Oh, and FWIW, my comment was tongue in cheek - hence the ;)
 
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oharaf's second suggestion is the best so far.

That's a bit overkill! A whole estate of 1960s houses with lighting circuits with no earth and no problems, And I re-wire the lot for one switch! My lighting circuit was OK by the 14th edition when they went in. Do I have to upgrade my house along with every edition?

hi is the lighting run in metal trunking ?

Hi, the trunking is white plastic. I think i know where you are coming from. Thanks.

sorry that should have read conduit ie metal tube in the wall
 
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please stop embedding quotes so much... it's one of the forum rules..

one level of quotes is sufficient..
 
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Oh, and FWIW, my comment was tongue in cheek - hence the ;)

I didn't mean for my answer to sound like it did sorry.

Is it electrically sound to run a 4mm cpc surface mounted from the CU for 30cm. Through an hole and under plaster for a meter to the switch?
 
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Is it electrically sound to run a 4mm cpc surface mounted from the CU for 30cm. Through an hole and under plaster for a meter to the switch?

If it's simply a case of a straight horizontal run from the switch back towards the back of the wall that the CU is located on, then straight through and down/across to the CU then it should be fine. I'm mainly thinking with regard to safe zones here.
 
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yes its horizontal, then through the wall, then vertical.

Thank.
 

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