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  1. Andy Walker
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    Andy Walker EF Member

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    Kinross
    Hi all,
    Been a long time lurker and enjoyed the forum so far.
    Just wondering if people have a preference for cable brands, if people stick with one brand or go for the cheapest you can find.
     
  2. suffolkspark
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    suffolkspark Electrician's Arms

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    suffolk
    I dont like the pirelli prismyan stuff seems unforgiving if you set it wrong
     
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  3. MDJ
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    MDJ The Muppet Police Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    Gloucester
    What cable are you reffering too? LSF, PVC/PVC Armoured? TV, CAT6?????????
     
  4. Andy Walker
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    Andy Walker EF Member

    Location:
    Kinross
    Sorry, should have said what cable type! doh!
    I was thinking PVC/PVC twin and earth mainly.
     
  5. Risteard
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    Risteard Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Derry, Ireland
    Business Name:
    Walsh Electrical Services
    Doncaster is good for T&E.

    Also good for singles. Irish Driver-Harris also reasonable for singles.
     
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  6. Gavin John Hyde
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    Gavin John Hyde Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Somerset
    Business Name:
    Sulis Electrical Services Ltd
    i was working on a house across the road from toolstation the other day and ran out of 1.5mm T&E.. edmundsons were closed so ran in toolstation and got a roll... what a mistake the stuff was twisted and not on the roll straight. its also very stiff and hard pvc covering on it. makes cutting and terminating a nightmare.. seemed more round than flat... bought cheap and regretted it... will have to use it up in a ceiling or attic somewhere.
     
  7. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    Location:
    cheshire/staffordshire
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    Telectrix
    don'tlike any of the crap they're shafting us with. all solid shyte. give me 7 strand every time.
     
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  8. Leesparkykent
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    Leesparkykent Super Moderator Staff Member Trusted Advisor

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    Kent
    Doncaster for me.....don't like prismyan
     
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  9. 7029 dave
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    7029 dave Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    bedfordshire
    Doncaster, Bicc.
     
  10. Rpa07
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    Rpa07 3000 posts - only 50554 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Bristol
    Business Name:
    Ebenezer electrical
    Prismyan is nice cable T+E but why that stupid box they put it in. You can’t make it work so you take it out and the reel is made of cardboard the thickness of toilet roll.
    I got some t+E from TLC and didn’t realise it was made in Turkey - it was lovely to work with though.
    Havent tried Doncaster as I’d like to keep it UK. (Seeing that everything else is not UK)
    I inherited some 2.5 LSOH and the stuff will not run out - it’s like a never ending reel - such hard work I feel for those that have to run it due to Specs requirements.
     
  11. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    star command
    me, scrap merchant stuff.
     
  12. rolyberkin
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    rolyberkin Electrician's Arms

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    Chelmsford
    Prysmian for me, tried others and spend too much on plasters!:)
     
  13. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    star command
    loved the cables that stuck to gather on the roll ,till I found out the sellafane was still on it .
     
  14. NDG Elecs
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    NDG Elecs Electrician's Arms

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    Tyne and Wear
    I don't have a massive preference, and tend to use what the wholesalers have in. Never had an issue with Prysmian or Doncaster, which are the main stuff I use. I will be avoiding the Toolstation stuff judging by Gavin's post. I did have a really crappy drum probably +5yrs ago now, where the sheath was seemingly glued to the insulation on both cores, but no problems since then..
     
  15. Tes369
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    Tes369 Regular EF Member

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    Cumbria
    LSF any brand on a cold day when stripping to terminate is dreadful.
     
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