Postby adamb » Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:43 pm

I have a brick built house c.1926 which has just been rewired. The lighting cables running from the switches up the walls to the bulb holders in the ceilings haven't been capped or put into conduit. They have chased the cables into the brick and plastered over. They told me that neither capping or conduit was in the regulations. I have been sent a certificate of electrical safety but would like someone who knows to tell me what the regs actually say. - Thanks
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Postby sparx » Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:35 pm

Hi does comply with regs as long as straight line vert. covering not reqd. by regs. or bldg regs. Old rubber cables used to be 'eaten' by lime in plaster so used tube/capping as protection.
If cables go other than vert. or horizontally between points then must either be chased deeper than 50mm. or covered with 'earthed metal', difficult to achieve without using Sheathed/Screened cable types,
regards SPARX
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