DIY Forum


Ultimate HandymanUltimate Handyman on Pinterest


DIY Forum/Home improvement advice forum




It is currently Tue May 21, 2019 7:49 am

Time zone: Europe/London [ DST ]



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:27 am 
Newly registered Member

Joined: Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:34 pm
Posts: 3
Has thanked: 1 times
Been thanked: 0 times
Hi guys,

Just started to renovate our kitchen and whilst pulling off tiles we've come across some wiring which I wanted to get an opinion on...

The house is a Victorian terrace with a single storey pitched-roof kitchen, last renovated some time in the 70s/80s by the previous owners. The downstairs ring circuit has been extended from the living room into the kitchen by drilling through the dividing wall and running cables behind the sink to the end wall to provide power for the fridge and washing machine. The cables were partly buried in plaster which came away when we were removing tiles. Here's what the kitchen circuit looks like on this side of the room:

File comment: existing wiring
Untitled-1-02-existing.png [ 42.88 KiB | Viewed 680 times ]

As the cables sit in a channel cut into the plaster my plan was just to fix plasterboard over the top to avoid having to rewire, but after looking into it I'm not so sure it follows the guidelines about established safe zones for wiring.

Would I be better to re-route the cable so that it comes up in the corner of the kitchen and then run it over the top of the window, as below? We're putting in a new ceiling so the cables could just run between the joists and the plasterboard. Any advice gratefully received! Thanks.

File comment: proposed wiring
Untitled-1-02-proposed.png [ 44.78 KiB | Viewed 680 times ]

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on DiggShare on Delicious
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:12 pm 
Senior Member

Joined: Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:03 pm
Posts: 8697
Has thanked: 41 times
Been thanked: 1480 times
Safe zones are meant to make it less likely for some one to hit a cable, so running them up and into the loft makes it even less likely

Fret not, a forum is a collection of opinions. Above, are mine.

Which is correct? Metre or Meter? Click the link to find out more.

Working on anything electrical? have you got a multi meter? why not? Would you hit a nail with a shoe?

If gloom had a voice, it would be me. :mrgreen:

:idea1: How to post a picture on this forum Click here

Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:20 am 
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:16 am
Posts: 1847
Location: Camberley Surrey
Has thanked: 107 times
Been thanked: 308 times
S-E what is the score on surface mounted as it would 'appear' they will be at the back of units?

Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 



Similar topics

Time zone: Europe/London [ DST ]

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 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



Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group