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What colour cable?

Postby Gart » Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:16 pm

Hi, I plan to extend my ring main. I have some of the old black and red cable left over from a previous project. Can I use this cable or do I have to use the new colours?

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Postby sparx » Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:55 pm

you can't legally use old colours now the period for using up old cable ran out over a year ago, even if you sleeve all cores at all outlets with new colours you need to label every point where old/new colours appear together.
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Postby stysstys » Sat Apr 14, 2007 7:27 am

The cost of new wire today is so cheap
why would you want to use the old wire
besides its not really legal and could have developed hairline cracks in the copper
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