Hi If you are in England this is not legal DIY as is covered by bldg regs part p, if in Scotland then ok the way is as u suggest, a 'catenary ' strainer wire with cable taped & then cable ties over tape is normal way, but strainer wire must be connected to circuit earth at supply end to be 100% correct, regards SPARX
Thanks Sparx. Unfortunately I am in England. It drives me crazy that simple DIY jobs can no longer be done. Is it possible for me to do the job and then have it checked by an electrician? I'm trying to save my mum some money you see. Oh and do you know if there are any regulations on how high the wire needs to be? 8 foot would be about as high as I could put it. Cheers again.
I have almost the same Q. Want to put up outside light with PIR the housing is alloy with steel mounting bracket. Will be mounted underneath S/Steel weather guard plate. Do I earth the plate to the light or not, could be done through attachment bolts.This will 2.5m high.
An electrician is not allowed to do 3rd party cert for part p work as the cert says he has done the work himself & he would have to lie and if later a fault he missed arose he could be in a lot of trouble!!
If you find a good one locally he might allow you to do some of it with him,
you can do the whole job yourself by notifying bldg control & paying their inspection fee first but it is likely to cost as much as a self certifying sparks would charge & he would give you test certs for your records which B.C. won't
sorry but thats the legal options,
You could do as some are & DIY it @ weekend & hope nobody sees!!!
but it's a risk & if later want to sell up no paperwork can give probs, regards
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