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  1. littlespark
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    My father in laws garage. The pipe work was done when the garage was built. Lights in the garage include a PIR for outside lights. The 3 core clipped to the wall runs to an additional PIR wired in parrelel to existing, installed a couple years later.
    The cable could have easily been added into the conduit, but they decided to do it this way.
    Drilled through the pillar, not clipped around it. There’s half a brick missing on the other side.

    Btw, I wasn’t living in the area when the garage was built, so he had to go with the builders electrician.
     
  2. wirepuller
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    Apart from not making good it's hardly crime of the century.
     
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  3. Gavin John Hyde
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    clearly lacking common sense. all that effort to drill through the pillar when clipping around it would look just as neat.
     
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  4. cdavies33
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    25mm boxes too, with 20mm tube. Someone call the police
     
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  5. ipf
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    It's a 25mm conduit coming along the ceiling.....reducing down to 20mm down the wall and across......so obviously dependant on the number of cables involved.
     
  6. littlespark
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    I should have said there’s sockets in the garage too. So 25mm carrying both circuits, 20mm to switch drops etc.

    My issue is with the 3 core. It didn’t have to be clipped at all. A new conduit Into the existing system would be so much tidier
     
  7. FLICK
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    FLICK Electrician's Arms

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    Who knows bud, ideally they should have installed more tube but more than likely turned up without looking at the job. Had a bit of twin & skin in the van and lashed it in, still don’t know why the hell they’d drill the column.
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    still don’t know why the hell they’d drill the column.

    because it's there. ( as Chris Bonnington once replied to the question " why would you want to climb it?").
     
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  9. snowhead
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    Why did they not just tie wrap it to the conduit :disrelieved:
     
  10. Wilko
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    On a lighter note, through the column helps it comply with the new fire resistant support reg :) .
     
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  11. static zap
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    Build it ,and they will ......
    .. find something sharp and metallic to lean against it !
    --an extract from Sods Law--
     
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