Using Conduit Before Covering to Hide Wiring


Postby veitchy » Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:47 am

Hey guys, a beginner with home improvements etc. I want to hide the light switch wiring wishing plaster wall do I have to put it in conduit inside wall or can I patch up straight over it? Also what do you recommend filling over the hole with.

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Postby kbrownie » Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:17 pm

Where is the light switch in relationship to the cable you wish to bury in wall?

The is a regulation which concerns permitted safe zones of cables that are hiden in the wall. The accessory must be directly vertical or horizontal of the wiring.
http://wiki.diyfaq.org.uk/index.php?Censored ... ric_cables

or be buried at least 50mm within wall (this includes the reverse side of the wall, and must also be compliant to part A of the building regs, concern depth of chases in solid walls and the strucural soundeness.

There is also the regulations concern RCD protection to be considered, when burying cable.
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Postby veitchy » Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:22 pm

Thanks for your reply Kbrownie, the socket is direct below the wire it is just out of the photo.

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Postby kbrownie » Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:02 am

Okay.
So before this cable is buried, is the circuit protected by a RCD?
All newly buried cable must be or alternatively be mechanically protected!

Otherwise, there is no requirement to cap the cable or route in conduit. Providing there is adequate depth to prevent plasterers tools damaging cable.
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