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How to hide the cables from the comsumer unit.?

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by david3331, 20 Oct 2008.

  1. david3331

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    Hi I have a wood panel covering the cables from the consumer unit like this one

    http://www.screwfix.com/prods/28504...Wylex-12-Way-Split-Load-Consumer-Unit-10-MCBs
    At the moment there is a wood panel covering it?

    I would like to hide under the wall rather than keeping it under this wood pannel, how shall I do it?

    A pvc box it's needed?

    or just making a hole all around the wall up to the floor will be enought?

    How deep should the hole be?

    Many thanks
     
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    . edited
     
  3. david3331

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    Patiently I will wait for a good man the give some clues :LOL:
     
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    if the back of the cu is to be opened to all cables through the back, then dont mount on a wooden board. Try wide pvc surfce trunking or use an intumescent board on pillars.
     
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    Is it possible to build a cupboard around the whole lot?
     
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    I'd be pround of that install. :oops:

    I'd not advise channeling into the plaster, as you could well get a bigger chunk than you bargained for, which could even bring your service head with it (BAD NEWS).

    I'd suggest removing the cable clips holding the white t&e and put them in trunking.
     
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    You'll still need to leave that junction box accessible/
     
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    Perhaps have a look on the carpentry section and find out about building a cupboard to enclose the lot, with a nice big door on for access :)
     
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    Ahem...^^^ ;)
     
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