DIY Forum

 

Ultimate HandymanUltimate Handyman on Pinterest

 

DIY Forum/Home improvement advice forum

 

 

A-Z CONTENTS | DISCLAIMER | DIY VIDEO | HOME | SAFETY FIRST | FORUM RULES

It is currently Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:17 am


Time zone: Europe/London [ DST ]




 

 


Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Cable under floor
PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 5:20 pm 
Offline
Newly registered Member

Joined: Mon Mar 06, 2006 5:14 pm
Posts: 27
Has thanked: 0 times
Been thanked: 0 times
I am about to move a socket from one wall in the hall way to the other wall. I intend cutting a channel in the floor (concrete and asphalt) and then running the cable in it, the wire will only be about 3 feet long.

I was thinking of SWA cable but feel it will be difficult to wire into the socket.

Has anyone any suggestions as this is the only way to get the wire accross as it is impossible to drop a wire down from the ceiling!

Thanks

Ian.

P.s can you cut asphalt with a regular diamond tipped disk in a grinder or do you need a special one?


Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on DiggShare on Delicious
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:16 pm 
Offline
Electrician

Joined: Mon Jan 16, 2006 10:02 pm
Posts: 272
Location: Darlington
Has thanked: 0 times
Been thanked: 0 times
I think SWA would be the easiest way. You could get away without terminating the gland. Just have several of the strands of armour going straight into the earth terminal of the socket. But you could use 20mm PVC conduit using the manufactured bends and single insulated 2.5mm single cable if you wish.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:12 am 
Offline
Newly registered Member

Joined: Mon Mar 06, 2006 5:14 pm
Posts: 27
Has thanked: 0 times
Been thanked: 0 times
Ok mate, that is a great idea. I will put a couple of strands into the earthing terminal!

Terminating it at the socket was the bit that was puzzling me.

I nearly joined the screwfix forum to ask this question but there are some right tossers in the electrical forum over there!

Thanks for the straight answer :wink:


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:03 am 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 16, 2005 8:06 pm
Posts: 24020
Location: Darwen, Lancashire
Has thanked: 1407 times
Been thanked: 1250 times
I know exactly what you mean about the screwfix electrical forum, luckily most people ignore the sad little men in there that poke fun at people whilst hiding behind their computers :wink:

If you can't answer a post and be helpful then why bother answering at all? Some of the sparks on there do not understand this concept and often try to ridicule people who are asking reasonable questions most of the time :?


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:26 am 
Offline
Gas/Heating Expert

Joined: Mon Jan 16, 2006 9:40 pm
Posts: 4382
Location: Bournemouth
Has thanked: 0 times
Been thanked: 9 times
I'll post the question, see what reply i get.... see if anyone recommends the same solution as markie!

:lol:

its here.........

http://www.screwfix.com/talk/thread.jsp ... 8&tstart=0


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 12:24 pm 
Offline
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 17, 2006 4:19 pm
Posts: 451
Location: south manchester
Has thanked: 0 times
Been thanked: 1 times
well it took all of 40 mins to get your first stupid answer, the tossors.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 12:37 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 16, 2005 8:06 pm
Posts: 24020
Location: Darwen, Lancashire
Has thanked: 1407 times
Been thanked: 1250 times
Hats off to Lokkers Daisy :thumbright:

He is one of the few sparks in there that has answerd your question without being sarcastic or downright rude!

Pity it wan's posted at a time when some of the plonkers are on, as I bet there would of been some very sarcastic comments.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 1:14 pm 
Offline
Gas/Heating Expert

Joined: Mon Jan 16, 2006 9:40 pm
Posts: 4382
Location: Bournemouth
Has thanked: 0 times
Been thanked: 9 times
I'll kick start it later, once the to$$ers have got back from ripping people off, telling them the house needs rewiring, as the colours are last years!!!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:50 pm 
Offline
Electrician

Joined: Mon Jan 16, 2006 10:02 pm
Posts: 272
Location: Darlington
Has thanked: 0 times
Been thanked: 0 times
No need for steel conduit if going under a floor. Highly unlikely anyone will be drilling it is there? No problem with plastic as this will give the cable the protection of the elements as needed.

If you are going to use SWA make sure it is a 3 core cable so it has it's a solid conductor to the spur and put a few of the strands into the earth terminal.

I appreciate you are a DIYer and terminating a gland and using steel conduit benders etc is a little bit OTT so I answered accordingly.

Doing it this way is perfectly safe and will give you no problems :wink:


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:43 pm 
Offline
Jack Of All Trades
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 18, 2005 9:23 pm
Posts: 7381
Location: Whitley Bay
Has thanked: 223 times
Been thanked: 302 times
I just had a look at the thread on SF........the good guys are good, but the bad guys a bunch of arrogant assholes!!

_________________
By eck! ©


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:54 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 16, 2005 8:06 pm
Posts: 24020
Location: Darwen, Lancashire
Has thanked: 1407 times
Been thanked: 1250 times
Always the case on there!

If you can't be helpful then don't bother answering the post is my general rule of thumb, unless you know the person and are having the crack with them of course lol.

Markysparky answered the question perfectly the first time around, was good of hinton heating to post it on screwfix though! It is easy to see by looking back through threads who really has a chip on their shoulders!

:wink:


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:57 pm 
Offline
Jack Of All Trades
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 18, 2005 9:23 pm
Posts: 7381
Location: Whitley Bay
Has thanked: 223 times
Been thanked: 302 times
Maybe I'll ask a really dumb ass question on there, and see what the replies are!!.... :twisted:

_________________
By eck! ©


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:58 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 16, 2005 8:06 pm
Posts: 24020
Location: Darwen, Lancashire
Has thanked: 1407 times
Been thanked: 1250 times
Make sure you post a link to it lol


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:06 pm 
Offline
Jack Of All Trades
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 18, 2005 9:23 pm
Posts: 7381
Location: Whitley Bay
Has thanked: 223 times
Been thanked: 302 times
I'll ask............."If I am wiring a plug, will it make any difference if I put the blue wire where the brown wire goes, and vice versa?"

_________________
By eck! ©


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:34 pm 
Offline
Gas/Heating Expert

Joined: Mon Jan 16, 2006 9:40 pm
Posts: 4382
Location: Bournemouth
Has thanked: 0 times
Been thanked: 9 times
but whos going to test it after! :lol:


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

 

 




Similar topics
   

Time zone: Europe/London [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Visit Solent plastics


 

 

 

News News Site map Site map SitemapIndex SitemapIndex RSS Feed RSS Feed Channel list Channel list
ultimatehandyman privacy policy

Contact

 

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group

phpBB SEO