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  1. bonjovi
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    bonjovi Electrician's Arms

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    hi everyone I have just visited my besties mums house which he is getting ready for sale after she passed , hes having a fair amount of work done including wiring ,contractor has first fixed and clipped cables to wall no capping , metal or plastic, throughout the property chasers not wide enough for capping to be fitted at a later date . my question is I would fit capping as good practice end of..but shall I poke my nose in and tell him to as its a reg
    or just mind my own businesss , but it is my best buds house and dont want to see him wronged ....
     
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  2. happysteve
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    happysteve Electrician's Arms

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    Capping's just there to protect the cables against the plasterer's trowel. If the plasterer is careful, there's no need for capping. You won't find a reg stating it's required. It's unusual not to put any on (for longer lengths), or oval conduit... but as long as the plasterer's careful, it'll be fine.
     
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  3. Andy78
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    Andy78 Respected Member

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    You could put your two pence worth in and tell him it's a reg and therefore what he is doing is illegal.

    You would of course be talking utter cobblers, but it's a free world......
     
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  4. Baddegg
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    Baddegg Still simmering Ken, not boiled yet buddy x Electrician's Arms

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    And you would of course look a complete t£t when he asks for the reg no.....:)
     
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  5. happyhippydad
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    happyhippydad Member Electrician's Arms

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    'Capping, is it illegal?' Yes it is actually, quite a serious crime and you need to call the police or at least make a citizens arrest.
     
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  6. 7029 dave
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    7029 dave Forum Mentor

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    No compulsory.
     
  7. happyhippydad
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    happyhippydad Member Electrician's Arms

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    Ignore the person who has rated your post as 'dumb' Bonjovi. The 'dumb' rating should not be allowed, it is disrespectful and rude.

    Your question is a million miles from dumb, perhaps a little unexpected from an Arms member, but not dumb :)
     
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  8. 7029 dave
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    7029 dave Forum Mentor

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    Not compulsory. My bad grammar.
     
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  9. KEV 1 N
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    KEV 1 N Regular EF Member

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    It’s strange how some regular members who post on here are often rated with negative icons....usually by those “ghost members” who rarely (if ever) post comments on here!:mad:

    Incidentally, should the afore mentioned “ghost members” be reading this and feel the need to rate this post with a “dumb”.........
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  10. ferg
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    ferg Electrician's Arms

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    It's easy enough to mis remember things that are good practice as regulations.
     
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    owen_o New EF Member

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  12. ferg
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    ferg Electrician's Arms

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    I'm pretty sure capping does not meet the requirements for additional mechanical protection.

    Flimsy metal sheathing etc gets away with it if it's earthed
     
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  13. ruston
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    ruston Respected Member

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    I agree it doesn't.
     
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  14. GeorgeCooke
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    GeorgeCooke Regular EF Member

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    Probably wasting his money. He won't get it back in the sale price as it probably won't be to the buyer's taste and he/she will redo it again.
     
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  15. sparkdog
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    sparkdog sparkdog Electrician's Arms

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    I think capping old ladies might be illegal.
     
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