concrete floors and ceiling rewire

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by firstline37, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. firstline37

    firstline37 New Member

    Ive been to look at a ground floor flat rewire.
    The flat is empty and has good access , however i could do with some tips on cable runs from someone whos done this before with the concrete top and bottom .
    The ceiling is quite low , so lowering it and running the cables above would be a last resort.
  2. sinewave

    sinewave Screwfix Select

    Sticky back trunking!
  3. firstline37

    firstline37 New Member

    lol, nice one sine. The flat is damp , so it would be interesting to see what the sticky back would be like after a few weeks.
    youd need a machete to get through the flat
  4. sinewave

    sinewave Screwfix Select

    you'd need a machete to get through the flat


    I thought you said it was empty with good access? ;)
  5. firstline37

    firstline37 New Member

    when all the sticky falls off
  6. wally2

    wally2 New Member

    Vertical chases as normal, cables clipped horizontal at ceiling level then plaster coving, thats the way to do it.
  7. Joelp1

    Joelp1 New Member

    or chisel into the plaster if theres no coving, within 6" of the roof.
  8. fooman

    fooman New Member

    or chisel into the plaster if theres no coving,
    within 6" of the roof.


    or just don't bother and find a better job to do
  9. firstline37

    firstline37 New Member

    Thanks lads , the 150mm from ceiling were my initial thoughts , but the coving would save on the bashing.
    would the run to the pendent need to be in earth sheath?
  10. wally2

    wally2 New Member

    Try to talk them into wall lights
  11. 14th edition

    14th edition New Member

    You can buy some really nice looking trunking solutions but its that bit across the ceiling that really looks s##te.

    14th
  12. sysparks

    sysparks New Member

    I did it with that coving trunking, and just chopped in the drops down. Makes it a bit pricey tho, looks nice tho when finished. And fairley easy to add stuff later on.

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