Remove garden lamp, what to do with wire?

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by Aimee Jones, Sep 5, 2020.

  1. Aimee Jones

    Aimee Jones New Member

    Am removing a victorian style post lamp (2m tall) from garden. This will leave an exposed live wire once cut. What should I I do with the wire to leave it safe? The wire runs from the boiler house and under the lawn about 5m out. Happy to make the wire safe and just bury as not needed anymore. Thanks
  2. AnotherTopJob

    AnotherTopJob Screwfix Select

    I presume you intend to isolate it in the boiler house?
    Not advisable to have a live wire buried in the garden. Does it connect into a light switch?
  3. Lectrician

    Lectrician Screwfix Select

    It needs disconnection in the boiler house.
  4. Aimee Jones

    Aimee Jones New Member

    The light is turned on by a switch in the boiler house, which when you turn on also turns on the light in there at the same time.

    The house is being sold and will probably be flattened / complete renovation. And I don’t want the light to work electrically again. Just for aesthetics
  5. AnotherTopJob

    AnotherTopJob Screwfix Select

    It would be a case of isolating the supply, then disconnecting the cable that feeds the outside light. As you have an interior light on the same circuit, it may be connected to the ceiling rose rather than from the switch.

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