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Pinning back this cable

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by Keitai, 10 Nov 2020.

  1. Keitai

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    This cable's blown loose. What should I use to pin it back? On my flat. We're trying save rip off maintenance money
     

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  3. cable clips.
     
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    Looks quite heavy duty in the pic., I would think you might need to fix it with cleats rather than clips.
     
  5. Keitai

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    Got some cleats.

    Is the cable dangerous? I mean to handle when I drill plugs in? 1605093916380834759933238898843.jpg
     
  6. Depends
     
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  7. Keitai

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    I guess it's not a mains cable but tv, telephone or Virgin internet I would imagine
     
  8. Not a good idea to guess. Looks like it might be an armoured cable.
     
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    From its thick diameter and Noting the shielding plate at ground level--

    I see it as a armoured mains cable.
     
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  11. Keitai

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    So 240V . I guess it's safe to pin back myself if there's no bare wires that I can see when I pin it
     
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    Could well be 3 phase even if supplying 240 volt domestic flats. I'm pretty sure UK Power Networks would fix this free of charge and probably within an hour or so of reporting it too. They got to my house within 20 minutes of reporting a cable fault going to my main fuse and had it fixed within an hour.
     
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    To me it looks as if 4 cables come out of the ground io a grey vertical duct, One cable does behind the water water pipe and through a hole in the side wall. The other three cables go up to the roof.

    That looks like 4 mains supply cables to 4 different flats. Almost 100% certainly a job for the local DNO
     
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    16051777657071241966693237703865.jpg One shoots into my flat where tv, telephone thingee is. It would be loose in the cleat I bought 16051763228825303589346959607583.jpg 16051763957702170916934916394264.jpg 16051764748627659525604036709508.jpg
     
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    Whatever you use, make sure it can't chafe or cut into the cables at all.
    While you've got the ladder up there, check out your roof, it appears there's stuff growing up there that shouldn't be.
     
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