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  1. Vortigern
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    I hope the light are IPX7 as it looks like water is going to collect in the gullies. I think I would have used conduit possibly Steel terminate them in with a stuffing gland. They could have used post lights or put the lighting on the walls around it all. But you would still need to mark buried cable with warning tape underground. And at the prescribed depth it may be subject to vandals and people who have had one too many. It is a high risk as is. I can see why someone would have said it wont do. Sorry if that sounds hard I am not knocking you but instinct alone would say this is not right.
     
  2. westward10
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    westward10 Ugly kids what a disappointment. Electrician's Arms

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    I can't see how you can guarantee nobody will tread the shale and damage the cables.
     
  3. fatgreeny09
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    No by all means. il take it on board and do go by what you've said in the future
     
  4. westward10
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    westward10 Ugly kids what a disappointment. Electrician's Arms

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    Could they not resin bond a lower section of the shale to cover the cables with loose shale on top. I know this poses future maintenance problems but it would protect the cables.
     
  5. fatgreeny09
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    Well they could have done but didn't think this at the time. somebody else has gone in and changed it to flex or fp on the wall bare with no protection and just clipped about 6 inch above the shale which in my opinion is worse as the cable could get damaged and touched!
     
  6. westward10
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    westward10 Ugly kids what a disappointment. Electrician's Arms

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    Bit confused now about the FP.
     
  7. fatgreeny09
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    They have used either fp or flex around the wall couldn't tell as I didn't feel it
     
  8. Vortigern
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    Yeh it does sound worse actually. Should have gone in in black conduit at least. Doesnt sound like it meets reg 134. And presumably they still buried the lights in the shale?
     
  9. fatgreeny09
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    No used wall lights instead
     
  10. westward10
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    westward10 Ugly kids what a disappointment. Electrician's Arms

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    So the pic doesn't show this.
     
  11. fatgreeny09
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    No doesn't show the new ones they did. but they put their cable 6 inch up on the wall where the glass is
     
  12. Vortigern
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    anyway ground light make you look like frankenstein, blind you when you look down and provide no useful light imo
     
  13. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    who designed it, and who supplied the lights? because it's a pants design. the lights should go on the brickwork with short flexes into ad, boxes fed by SWA.
     
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  14. fatgreeny09
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    fatgreeny09 Regular EF Member

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    Don't know who designed the patio bit I did electrical design and bought the lights too
     
  15. westward10
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    westward10 Ugly kids what a disappointment. Electrician's Arms

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    I don't want to kick you in the teeth but it isn't the best design, I suspect you think the same or else you wouldn't be asking on here, sorry.
     
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