Crimping to repair a damaged cable?

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Flying Scotsman

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the only thng that can be done in this situation is replace that cable as making a joint in the wall imho is a BIG NO NO :|

 

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Hi

your best option is to crimp,, blue for 2.5 red for the cpc then test

then i would heat shrink the crimp joints

also if the space allows offset the crimps so they a not bunched in one lump

dont think there is a problem with this method with rewireables,,not heard of one

 

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Making a crimp connection is bad practice imho, afraid you have to replace the cable.

 

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the only thng that can be done in this situation is replace that cable as making a joint in the wall imho is a BIG NO NO :|
are you sure ????

or is it not best pratice

 

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Thanks for your comments so far, as I said, tiled floor above and solid wood flooring below. I know the best option would be to replace the cable between the two points it is connected to, but this isn

 

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I had to do just that to help a neighbour out late last year.

Old re-wirable fusebox. He was having a few tradesmen in. I told him before he has his walls and ceilings reskimmed and his new combi, piping and rads changed, to have his electrics done too along with a new CU.

Needless to say - He ignored me and regretted it afterwards.

He was drilling to to put up his nice new shelf on his nice new wall, when, bang - drillled through his 2.5mm ring cable (Radial - not a ring too - if I member correctly?) Chiselled a hole around the break, I used my insualted through crimps with the heat shrink and adhesive in them, I also put a layer or two of heat shrink over that too.

He did not and would not let me change that run of T&E.

 

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Fit single back box and socket/or blank easy!!
Sorry 1 post behind,

Where exactly are the two ends of the cable you hacked through?

Top tip Buy a detector cables are often outside the zones (diy)

 

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Cheers sirsparkabit But! :(

Regards,

DCM

me too!:8}
Sorry mate didnt read that bit have you got enough for a single box and blank then crimp inside it?

 

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Thanks sirsparkabit,

The problem is that the position of the joint would be too high in the wall for a socket or blanking plate because it

 

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Why cant you have a blank 2 mts up ,at least people would then know there is a cable there!!

Crimping and plastering in still hides the cable run, so only my thought but above is way to go if you can.

 

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Crimping and plastering in still hides the cable run, so only my thought but above is way to go if you can.
Just dug the cable out enough to put a 30A connector block on for the time being. I understand what you are saying but the misses doesn

 

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Just dug the cable out enough to put a 30A connector block on for the time being.
I wouldn't do that as it is classed as a "Temporary Joint" and has to be easily reached for Inspection. A soldered / crimped joint is classed as a Perminant joint and can be plastered over.

 

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Just dug the cable out enough to put a 30A connector block on for the time being. I understand what you are saying but the misses doesn
 

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Just dug the cable out enough to put a 30A connector block on for the time being.
I wouldn't do that as it is classed as a "Temporary Joint" and has to be easily reached for Inspection. A soldered / crimped joint is classed as a Perminant joint and can be plastered over.
Thanks Admin, it is just that. "Temporary" as I needed to get the power back on! The misses was pecking at me coz she needed the washing machine. ;)

sorry got it wrong again dad!
Not sure quite what you mean sirsparkabit? ?:|

I value your comments as I value all that have been made. :)

I

 

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Not sure quite what you mean sirsparkabit? ?:|

I value your comments as I value all that have been made. :)

Sorry mate it means i made a mistake i put my reply in one of your previous posts when i quoted it ,look back and you will find it.

:^O

Its a bit like looking for a cable in a plastered wall if you get my drift .Good Luck with it SSAB. :D

 

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Gotta keep the missus happy, sounds like you have found the best way forward for this for now.

 
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