Cable route ??

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Here is one for all the wonderful oracles of knowledge out there. The job I

 
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i'd run it surface mounted in trunking,

so long as its visable it doesnt need to be in steel conduit

although i'm assuming the run is all inside the garage and not above the roof, i.e. along outside wall?

 

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Its inside the garage (lean-to) and would be running along what is technically the outside gable wall. My concern is that if the lean-to was pulled down then it would become external.

I thought metal trunking would help prevent accidental damage from the end user moving his ladders and all the crap he stores in this area.

 
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How many wires are you putting in it. 50 x 50 trunking will take a lot. I would use plastic trunking if its high level. If you use metal its going to need earthing which is more work for you. Also how many circuits are there in the house. You maybe better of putting in consumer unit with RCBO'S if there is only a few circuits.

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so would plastic trunking,

and as for if garage gets pulled down, well you can only work with what you have, unless you know its getting knocked down in the next 6months i wouldnt worry about it.

ive just done an extension above the garage where all cables in the garage were clipped direct to outside wall and i had to remove and resite them all

you cant double guess whats gonna happen in the future

either way sounds fine by me, plastics cheaper and easier to work with whereas metal conduit will get used to hang all kinds of garden tools and paraphernalia on

 

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Run it in round pvc conduit, in singles. :p

Or better still - in steel conduit. :)

 

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Cheers guys for the help I feel happier now about the way ahead :^OApplaud Smiley

Batty - 50x50 was smallest metal trunk, but will go for smaller pvc now after seeing thread comments - RCBO's not a bad idea but I've managed to get a good deal on a MK Sentry 17th 10way fully loaded

 
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