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Old 01-18-2012, 09:40 PM   #16
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I do not know which type of cable the OP mention and there are couple are allowed like that fashion.

But it will not pass it in France at all. Unless it is raited for plaster walls.

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Old 01-18-2012, 10:33 PM   #17
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I would think that no matter where you do it
weather UK or USA it is still dangerous !
With out some protection the likely hood of damage to the cables
is very real !
Imagine a tenant wanting to put up some pictures ?
No problems just put a tack in the wall !
BANG

do you now see the danger ?
YES DANGEROUS !
Legal I would guess not !

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Old 01-18-2012, 11:13 PM   #18
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That is stupid no matter where you are from ..... If there was attic space or access below to route the wires this guy was dumb.
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Well folks I have spoken to my local building officer who says the work is a shambles and does not comply with relevant regulations. I called the electrician and said I wanted the work re-done. He said he would think of a day when he can fix it and call me back which means he will ignore any future calls from me. Will need to get someone else in to fix the mess. What a nightmare
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At least you didn't pay the bill yet........i hope............................right??

I dunno about the UK so I may be talking out of turn here...

...but if he is licensed, and would like to stay that way, surely it would be in his best interest to redo the work.
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Horizontal, vertical, up, down, loop-d-loop, it doesn't matter.
You lose 25% of the amperage with each loop-d-loop....and 15% of the voltage....but its' probably OK in Canada
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I'd try to hold him responsible for the cost of fixing the walls, too. Not sure if UK has an equivalent to small claims court, where an individual can sue someone without an attorney/lawyer/solicitor or whatever you call them in the UK. I'd go that route if he wasn't cooperative.
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You lose 25% of the amperage with each loop-d-loop....and 15% of the voltage....but its' probably OK in Canada
When you post something cute or funny, some DIYer’s maye take it at face value.
I am just saying!
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When you post something cute or funny, some DIYer’s maye take it at face value.
I am just saying!

That's why we are here....to steer the crowd in the right direction....to lead the lemmings, herd the sheep, round up the horses....etc.

Hopefully that's not too cute or funny for ya!
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That's why we are here....to steer the crowd in the right direction....to lead the lemmings, herd the sheep, round up the horses....etc.

Hopefully that's not too cute or funny for ya!


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