I have just had a consmer unit changed outdoors (to supply a set of garages). The electrician was Stroma registered.
The armoured cable from the consumer unit to the garages is buried underground in a rubber conduit/sheathing (not sure of the correct term). This has been left open at both ends and rainwater will inevitably run in and leave the armoured cable sitting in water. Is this ok? I would have expected the ends to be sealed (silicone mastic?) or be indoors somewhere.
Ideally, the start and end should not be "exposed to the elements" Not because of the cable, but because it will over time fill with water. (Sealing it, will be of little or no use since the air inside will condense and still fill the conduit with water)
SWA cable does not actually need conduit, it can be buried directly in the ground.
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