Urgent help - mains wire found in bathroom screed floor

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Hi,

I am in the process of fitting out my new bathroom. Having removed my raised shower tray I found a gap in the floor leveling compound. Upon closer inspection it seems that there is a 240v 3 core 2.5mm wire running through the gap in the leveling compount. To make matters worse, the outer cover has corroded as the original shower was leaking.

It cant be original to the house as the house originally had red and black coloured wire and this is brown/red. I have no idea what the cable is used for (it is live).

The question is - what do I do with it?

This will be hidden under the shower tray again, and the only think that I think I can do it to cut it, put each side into a connector box, and then maybe use some sheilded (external) 3 core wire attached to the wood under the shower tray in a highly visible position (i.e. off the ground).

Are there any other suggestions? How does my proposal sit against building regs?

Thanks,

Jon
 
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maybe I dont need the sheilded wire....guess if this is off the ground then regular 3 core is probably ok?
 
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How have you tested for live?

The solid green makes it an old cable, if it is flex.
 
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I would switch off the circuits one at a time until you find the circuit it is connected to. Then remove, replace, and re-route, if indeed the cable is actually still has a function.

Regards,

DS
 
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