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Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Breeno, 8 May 2019.

  1. Breeno

    Breeno

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    Hi

    Can anyone advise ways to hide the cables on front of house?

    I was thinking of 2 hanging pots for small flowers??
     
  2. donrkebab

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    Get rid of the rinky dink lights.
     
  3. ban-all-sheds

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    Have the cables come through the wall into the rear of the light.

    Indoors bury them in the walls like any other cables.
     
  4. donrkebab

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    What about safe zones?
     
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    Unless you are suggesting that one might install concealed cables in a way which does not comply with the regulations, then surely "like any other cables" can only mean in compliance?
     
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    So, a PD box and BP for every drop?
     
  7. Breeno

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    Not sure what u mean
     
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    Asking BAN what would would be the easiest option to give concealed cables outside a safe zone compliance.

    A plasterdepth box in line with the drop with a blank plate on top.
     
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  9. Breeno

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    Oh thanks
     
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    No, because for an accessory to create a zone for cables those cables have to be connected to it.

    If you need a concealed cable <50mm deep and there isn't "naturally" an accessory to create a zone for it then earthed mechanical protection is the way to go.

    Your suggestion would be compliant if the box contained a joint in the cable.

    [FORESTALL]I am not responsible for any facts here which you find displeasing.[/FORESTALL]
     
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    It was a while ago I last spoke to Paul Cook but he agreed with me that cables could be protected thus.
     
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    Then he should arrange for the Wiring Regulations to be changed.

    [DISCLAIMER]I haven't yet got a copy of the 18th, so maybe they have[/DISCLAIMER]
     
  14. JohnW2

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    Unless that was perhaps a very long while ago, then, as has been implied, I don't think that BS7671 would agree ...
    Some people might wish to argue but I reckon that "connected" means connected.

    Kind Regards, John
     
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    I was wondering what to do with my meter tails ...
     
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