Did the inevitable and drilled through a wall cable yesterday !
Now need to make repairs . . .
Is there a safe method of jointing mains cables (13 amp circuit) other than
using a jointing box ? Trouble is that where I have drilled is the only
place that a wall bracket can be fixed so the cable has to move.
If the joint is going to be inaccessible (i.e. buried in plaster for
example) then I'd crimp the ends together using quality crimps and a decent
ratchet crimping tool. Then seal each joint in some heat-shrink sleeving and
finally seal the entire joint in some more heat shrink sleeving.
On Thu, 28 Aug 2003 08:07:11 GMT, "Clive Summerfield"
Exactly. It's also permissible to use soldered joints as long as
they can be made mechanically sound.
What is not permitted by the wiring regulations is to use anything
with screw terminals unless it is possible to access them. You would
need to use something like a flush box for the terminals and blank
plate cover to accommodate this method.
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I've seen this mentioned many times now and never got around to asking....
Where do you get these "crimps" from (not the tool - the actual joiner
thingys!)? My dad was a mechanic for many years and has some seriously
decent crimpers for the red, blue and yellow connectors that are used
on cars - are these the same as you would use on mains cables?
Same sort of crimping tool though? Or are these the sort that appear
to fold in on themselve and dig into the cable instead of just crushing it
like the car ones? (if you get what I mean!)
ie. if I ever need to go this route would my dads crimpers be up to it?
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