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Electrical cables between RSJ and floorboards?!

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by daniel_, 15 Jul 2020.

  1. daniel_

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    I’ve had some major renovation on our house with large RSJs being installed, among other things.

    The builders’ left and I’m now getting on with the improvements/repairs I can make myself. One of the jobs is replacing the floorboards they’d ‘fixed’ using smaller metric boards with the correct 6 3/4 inch so they no longer have 1cm+ gaps between them! On lifting the board closest the wall, I’ve discovered the gap between the RSJ and wall above has been plugged with slate shims and no cement. I posted about this before and was advised I should get that filled with sand/cement as best I can. I’m about to start on that but noticed that there are electricaL cables running between the wall and the RSJ (resting on the RSJ)- surely this can’t be right?

    Can anyone advise? I’m hoping to plug up the gaps with cement and repair and fix the boards so don’t want to bury these issues, if they’re dangerous or incorrect.

    FYI all the work was signed of by building control and a certificate issue by the electrician... 5F77E819-1B35-470E-B720-7B6E43B7800F.jpeg AE36C993-881A-4852-A175-A0C0D08DD9A8.jpeg 188EFF2A-1F1C-42FF-B0AD-6F1AA329A8C1.jpeg
     

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    I'll be interested to hear what others have to say, but I'm not sure that I can see anything particularly wrong with that - if the cables were laying on a metal 'cable tray' you wouldn't be concerned, would you?

    Kind Regards, John
     
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  4. daniel_

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    Thanks for sharing your thoughts John. My two concerns were that the wall rests on the RSJ (or it’s supposed too, it’s currently on bits of slate on the RSJ) and I was wondering if there’s potential for too much pressure on the cables but I’m sure there’s only a slim risk of that (and I’d probably be facing bigger problems with movement if that were the case). The second issue is that there is a bunch of cables sitting on the RSJ with the floorboard resting on them in the doorway. I’m more concerned that that could be dangerous
     
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    Looks ok to me
     
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    That's rather different - cables 'trapped' between floorboards and anything else are not a good idea, and are presumably far to close to the upper surface of the floorboards to be safe from nails/screws etc.

    Kind Regards, John
     
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