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T&E in Safe Zone – To trunk or not to trunk....

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Funkyfreddy, 27 Jul 2016.

  1. Funkyfreddy

    Funkyfreddy

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    Evening All,

    I have a couple of Power and lighting Cables going up a new chase in plaster board on a external wall to the loft...it's around 125mm from the corner of an adjoining internal wall so a Safe Zone.

    Original plan was to put some plastic trunking up (behind it) to run it in and then plaster/fill around that before decorating but now I've thought perhaps cover with a galvanised channel might be a better option but is either really required ?

    Any thoughts or suggestions appreciated


    Kind Rgds
    Freddy
     
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    Don't put trunking in the wall, that's not what it's designed for.

    Galv capping is to protect the cables from the plasterer and that's about it, if you're going to fill it in yourself and are confident you're not going to maul the cable, then don't worry about it. If it's someone else doing it, then cap it
     
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    Thanks Iggifer

    Yep, going to fill/decorate myself.

    Is there a regulatory reason why I shouldn't use trunking though aside from not really being its intended use ?

    One additional reason I had was that if there was ever a need to run anything else up there I could pull something else through – I had thought I'd leave a “pull cable” in situ for possible future use if need be.

    Wrong thinking ?

    Rgds

    FF
     
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    One would usually use oval or round pvc conduit, perhaps two in your case.
     
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    As sparkwright says, use conduit, that's what it's for.

    I think you might have issues with trunking cracking the plaster
     
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    Thanks guys..
     
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