mechanical protection?


Postby tsb » Mon Aug 13, 2007 8:38 pm

Could plastic capping be classed as 'mechanical protection' when using it to cover cable.
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Postby fabriqnumba » Mon Aug 13, 2007 8:58 pm

in short no it cant. mechanical protection is steel conduit or bury said cable 50mm deep from surface of wall.
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Postby sparx » Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:19 pm

hi, No, it's only function is to stop plasterers damaging cable!!!
Mechanical protection must be metel, & if more than say a plate across a single joist needs to be earthed as well, regards SPARX
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Postby tsb » Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:49 pm

Thanks sparx.So if you had 3 legths of metal capping,can you earth them together by drilling a hole in each length and linking them together with earth cable(what size cable please?)
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