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  1. Murdoch
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    Got a call from a customer saying they needed a socket moving as they are removing a wall ....... well actually its 2 sockets - the one to the left of the picture and the one you can see...

    Both pieces of conduit have 2 x 2.5mm in them!


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    I didn't expect to find this in a 70's house ..... the wall to the right is the outside wall and behind the sockets is where the original kitchen was ......

    Wonder where the conduit goes next?

    I ran out of time yesterday to do any more investigation......
     
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    Have fun Murdoch
     
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    Thanks...................... not the most useful comment ......................
     
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    Oh sorry about that was going to wish you luck,, not sure I'll bother now.
     
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    Loos like they may even be using the conduit as the CPC. Although I can't quite make it out in the photo.

    Edit: Just seen the unsleeved CPC twisted together. Although that may not mean that it isn't being used as a CPC somewhere else in the house.
     
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    Advise the customer to take up limbo dancing:)
     
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    That's not very helpful mate, funny though, Murdoch might take umbridge
     
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    image.jpeg Instead of fire, make the conduit live.....should be fun:eek:
     
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    Seriously though, I suppose all you can do is fathom out how it's wired and then alter it to suit the job. As you say it strange to see conduit in a house, love those old Wandsworth sockets!
     
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    Shut that door
     
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    Are they on different circuits and I assume that the one on left out of shot has one conduit to it from the right.All you can do is follow them back and see if you can fit metal adaptable boxes.
     
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    How are you going to thread conduit that's buried in the wall?
     
  13. Murdoch
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    rather bizarrely they are both on the same circuit ... so why they didn't run from them on the same conduit is anyone's guess!
     
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    Probably because they didn't know how to tube and wire a RFC , with only one tube back at the point of supply would be my guess.
     
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    No idea that's why I posted follow back and see, they hopefully go in ceiling void.
     
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