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  1. Paula
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    Hello
    Looking for a bit of advice.
    I live in a flat and the upstairs neighbours had an unarmoured electric cable running from their house down the property wall and across my pathway. I asked them to look at it as live and unarmoured and they got someone in who has put armoured cabling in directly from their flat to their shed. The new cable now runs through the air across my garden and is a complete eye sore. Would the electrician fitting it have assumed they had saught my consent before installing this new cable and can iI ask them to remove it?
     
  2. Spoon
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    Do you own the garden or is it a 'shared' garden?
    If it is yours then they would have to ask you your permission to run the cable over your property.
     
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  3. SWD
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    Whats in the lease?
     
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  4. Pete999
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    An armoured cable suspended, how long is the span from here it leaves the building to the Shed, has the " electrician"
    Installed a support cable as well? for someone who is non electrical the support cable should be a Steele wire referred to as a Catenary wire, from where I am sitting it seems like a job from bill down the Pub. Yes he should have asked you if it was OK to traverse your Garden in my opinion.
     
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  5. DPG
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    Can you post a couple of photos?
     
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  6. Pete999
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    Good call Mate. Preferably of where it leaves the building and where it enters the Shed.
     
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  7. Paula
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    Its my own garden
     
  8. Paula
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    Its about 7 meters in length from where it leaves the building to the shed. There was an old cable there before that ran across my path (un armoured) and pre-dated me moving in which I asked them to get looked at as a hazard dangling inches above my head, but now this has been put in without my consent.

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  9. DPG
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    They should have asked permission in my opinion. I also think it would be better with a vertical post at the shed end to raise that end a few feet.

    Do you get on with the neighbours? Can you approach them?
     
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  10. Spoon
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    That doesn't look like 3.5 meters off the ground to me..


    708.521.1.2 Overhead distribution circuits

    All overhead conductors shall be insulated.
    Poles and other supports for overhead wiring shall be located or protected so that they are unlikely to be damaged
    by any foreseeable vehicle movement.
    Overhead conductors shall be at a height above ground of not less than 6 m in all areas subject to vehicle movement
    and 3.5 m in all other areas.
     
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  11. Moaz
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    Looks like someone who had no idea what they're doing did the job. It might aswell be a telephone line.
     
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  12. Paula
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    I've asked the neighbours to move it. They were understandably not very happy having spent money getting this new cable put in. No confirmation this will be done yet. I don't mind if it comes along and down the wall and is then dug under the path into their garden but I really can't have it where it is.
     
  13. Paula
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    Its probably 2-2.5 M from the ground where it joins the shed
     
  14. Murdoch
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    Who is the free holder? And what does your lease asst about this sort of stuff?

    Also goggle wayleave
     
  15. SWD
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    SWD Gender neutral Electrician's Arms

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    Where is there shed in next doors garden or do they also have a garden adjacent to yours, that install is wrong and is on or in your property, I'd get them to move if as it could easily get damaged and may cause you issues.
     
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