Horizontal wiring in stud walls.

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by roughneck, Nov 16, 2018.

  1. roughneck

    roughneck New Member

    Hi guys,
    I'm building a garden room. I installed a armoured cable into the base plate went with the water pipe. I ran the cable to the opposite corner horizontal. Is this bad practice. I also ran all the sockets horizontal. Do i need to re-wire the sockets? It is behind the Kingspan. This would be a pain but can be done. But moving the Armoured cable would be a right pain unless unless I fit a junction box in the wall and send a cable up and back down. Wanted to get ahead before a got an election to install the consumer unit.

    thanks for any help
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  2. Bazza-spark

    Bazza-spark Screwfix Select

    As you are installing a new circuit this is notifiable work. What does your electrician say? Who is going to sign off this work?

    Kind regards
     
  3. roughneck

    roughneck New Member

    Not got one yet. Just wanted to get most things done first. I didn't consider it at first with it been armoured cable and the socket cable being over 50mm from the front.
     
  4. Bazza-spark

    Bazza-spark Screwfix Select

    Then you will probably have to rip it out and start again under his supervision.

    Unless you are going to chance it!
     
  5. Isitreally

    Isitreally Super Member

    Or stick a plug on the other end and call it an extension lead.
     
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  6. Rulland

    Rulland Screwfix Select

    How many times?, when will Mr DIY realise?.
     
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  7. retiredsparks

    retiredsparks Super Member

    Lets hope the muppet electrocutes himself......
    RS
     
  8. Isitreally

    Isitreally Super Member


    Why??
     
  9. roughneck

    roughneck New Member

    Thanks for the help guys. Should of known not to ask for help off a sparky.
     
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  10. retiredsparks

    retiredsparks Super Member


    Because he is taking the pee...its illegal, its dangerous...he is a chancer... it's notifiable..its new work.
    Doing you guys out of business that costs you 3 grand a year just to start on 1st jan every year........
    Shall I go on ?
    :)
    RS
     
  11. retiredsparks

    retiredsparks Super Member

    That's right, we just love incompetent DIYers,, chancers and pee takers trying to bypass the legalities of Part P, safety, home insurance and doing local sparks out of work.
    Go and train for 5 years ...run a business in this climate ...and then see if it's a good idea for some muppet to ask these question.
     
  12. roughneck

    roughneck New Member

    Like I said I was just running wires for an electron to come when I could get one. I suppose none of you sparkys do any joinery work at home do you.
     
  13. retiredsparks

    retiredsparks Super Member

    Yes we do, ...............and glazing, plumbing, central heating, decorating, appliance repair, floor laying, kitchen fitting, tiling and bathroom renovation.
    But that 'aint going to kill anyone...cos we know what we are doing. PLUS none of that is illegal to do.
    Why do you think Part P was introduced ?
    ..Why do you think our test gear alone runs at about a grand a time ?

    So you are a chippy and don't know any sparks to get advice from BEFORE botching up the job ?
    Well done Einstein.
     
  14. JP.

    JP. Screwfix Select

    Strewth..
     
  15. longboat

    longboat Screwfix Select

    It's your shed. Your property.
    Do what you like.
    The swa is mechanically protected so can in effect be run wherever you want.
    I would advise getting a spark in to ensure it meets OL, impedance and VD requirement though.
     
  16. retiredsparks

    retiredsparks Super Member

    JP ?...have the tablets worn off ?....you are awake.
    :)
    RS
     
  17. Comlec

    Comlec Screwfix Select

    I am very happy that so many DIYers have been 'doing electrics' over the years. Sorting it all out for the new owners of their handywork is good business.
     
  18. Comlec

    Comlec Screwfix Select

    With the proviso that you comply with current building regulations:):)
     
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  19. spinlondon

    spinlondon Screwfix Select

    No let’s not.
     
  20. JP.

    JP. Screwfix Select

    Lol..hows thing going RS? I trust you are all well m8
     

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