rewiring house that has galvanised conduit throughout

Discussion in 'Job Talk' started by JohnAH, Aug 5, 2022.

  1. JohnAH

    JohnAH New Member

    electrician wanted near Brighton, experienced in rewiring a house that has galvanised conduit throughout, running new cables (singles?) in existing buried conduits and avoiding chasing-in new conduit.
     
  2. chesterw

    chesterw Well-Known Member

    Are you sure? its extremely unlikely
     
  3. JohnAH

    JohnAH New Member

    100% - 1951 house with original main fuse boxes. Now preparing to put in heat pump etc etc. Already has 300mm insulation and boarded loft with retrofitted MVHR under it, so conduit up there hard to access, and rest of house has galv. conduit in the walls with all screwed joints. Craftsman job back in the day - even has SW antennas built into the structure (walls and rafters) - that was white-hot tech in those days !
     
  4. chesterw

    chesterw Well-Known Member

    I've only ever seen one other house like that, mates house art deco style with concrete walls and floors. Unfortunately the bloke that installed it didn't know how to make it rewireable, and it had hidden boxes in walls etc, making it a pointless non rewireable installation.

    You will also find modern accessory boxes will be required and will be difficult to fit, also most domestic sparks have very little steel conduit experience and don't know the short cuts and specific skills - good luck with it.
     
  5. arrow

    arrow Member

    There are literally hundreds of thousands, if not more, houses and flats up and down the country tubed in solid conduit. Any decent spark will know how to rewire them.
     
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  6. chesterw

    chesterw Well-Known Member

    Absolute nonsense, mainly non-screwed split conduit or threaded half inch barrel. Please benefit everyone with your superior knowledge and explain how to rewire - thankyou
     
  7. JohnAH

    JohnAH New Member

    I realise that most sparkies these days probably only have experience with the "plastic fantastic" stuff - which is why I asked on the forum - when you've finished arguing among yourselves can anyone point me towards someone who does have the necessary skills for the job?

    PS modern switch plates and socket plates and light fittings are already done - fitted perfectly on the original conduit back boxes, which are way better quality than the flimsy modern ones, IMHO.
     
  8. chesterw

    chesterw Well-Known Member

    "Fitted perfectly" - in that case it should be an easy job with no special skills required
     
  9. arrow

    arrow Member

    Barrel pipe which comes in 3 grades, red, yellow or blue has never been used for electrical work. It is used for gas, water and steam pipes and also air lines, not as an electrical conduit.
    You are obviously not an electrician or you would know this. There are a few different ways to tube out and wire a house or flat in conduit.

    Sorry I can't help to recommend a spark in Brighton as not from that area.
     
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2022
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  10. chesterw

    chesterw Well-Known Member

    You obviously have vastly superior knowledge.

    For the benefit of all please explain how you would "tube out" a house?
     

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