diappearing cable (and hole!)

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  1. 17thman

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    false ceiling. securespark.. thats a pre 2005 photo
     
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    This is what doesn't make sense.

    You go into the loft, and remove the insulation.

    You can find no cables whatsoever.

    So yes - a false ceiling seems a likely explanation.

    But we're talking about finding no cables which were running to the lighting in place before the Artex ceiling was removed, which would mean that that was already a false one.
     
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    I would check the ceiling heights in the adjacent rooms.
     
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    OK, had sanity check, and was not going mad.
    so the cable that I put a terminal block on had to be there just not where I thought..

    Expanded the removal of loft insulation, and found old hole, that had been filled, very much closer to the new light than expected (she still thinks it was in the middle.. and could not have been there)

    The cable must have been moved and covered when I first moved the insulation, the reason I knew it was not THAT cable was because it was the same thin cable used for the alarm system!!!

    But it is connected to the correct cable a few feet away.
    So off to buy some more cable, the downlight insulator covers ( http://www.tradingdepot.co.uk/DEF/p...ed Steel Downlight Insulation Guard Accessory ) Unless you know of better price!
    and some chocbox connector blocks.

    It had to be there just not where I was looking!
     
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    or the type of cable I was looking for....

    Thank you for suggestions.
     
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