As part of the outdoor "kitchen", I have an outside socket which is run fro
m the house using armoured cable. The problem is, that the armoured cable
is too short :(
I can position the current outdoor socket in one of the cupboards but I was
wondering what cable I needed to have to run from the socket to a place ab
ove the worktop? Also, do I need to run it in some plastic/ metal conduit?
In theory, the wire would run inside the cupboard until it gets to where th
e socket needs to be then channelled up behind the worktop and up a bit abo
ve the worktop.
I will see if I can sketch something.
Essentially it is like a run of kitchen units made out of timber with cedar doors. The outside socket is connected to armoured cable but will only reach just below worktop height. I need to somehow run cable from this socket to above the work surface.
Does that help at all?
On 23/02/15 21:52, email@example.com wrote:
Sounds like it would be wise to make it all waterproof, irrespective of
whether water *should* be there or not. Sod law and all that...
Joint the SAW (armoured) cable to suitable flex (I'm thinking HiTuf) or
T+E but with flat glands:
You can use a water resistant plastic box to joint the SWA (make sure
the armour is actually earthed at at least the head end even if using 3
core cable and preferably bonded to the 3rd core at both ends - if 2
core, you are using the armour as your earth).
Watch plastic though - it might be as well to use a pirhana nut to make
the connection to the armour as plastic has give which can make a
compression joint to the earth banjo a bit unreliable.
Or use a metal box like a pratley box:
All very solid.
I assume you'll be using MK external sockets or similar?
And of course RCD protection at the supply end?
There are a lot of different and good ways to do this - I expect
there'll be more suggestions.
Question - what route is the SWA taking to this furniture?
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