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Routing cable

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Electricity is dangerous and can be hazardous. In doubt? Call a qualified electrician.


The easiest and preferable cable route is below the floorboards. However concrete flooring can often mean that all cable routes have to be installed inside the wall plaster or behind skirting boards. When planning a cable, remember to avoid sharp bends if possible.


Depending on the individual situation you will need to prepare the cable route. This step could involve: chasing in plaster, fitting a mounting box (see Installing an electrical mounting box) or running or crossing along joists. When measuring the length of cable required, allow extra to avoid having to pull it tight along the length of its run.


Laying cable beneath a floor

Routing the cable behind plaster

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