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  1. Jason Sargood
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    Jason Sargood New EF Member

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    Hello, I have 10 spike / LED spot lights to install in my garden and each comes with it's own flexi cable. I have purchased 100 metres of 3 core 1.5 armoured cable. I have been told I must purchase glands and waterproof connector boxes to join armoured cable to flexi cable for each light. I have looked around and don't know which type of gland I should be buying.

    Can anyone advise please ? Links to certain products would be a great help.

    Thanks
     
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    CW 20mm Small Gland Pack - 3 Part External - https://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Products/TLC20S.html
     
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    Jason Sargood New EF Member

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    Thanks for the reply. So 1 gland would be for the flex cable and the other would be for the SWA?
     
  4. Spoon
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    Just out of curiosity:
    What are you using to link the SWA cables to the flexi cables?
    What connector boxes are you thinking of using?
     
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  5. Pete999
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    No the glands are for SWA you would need a suitable glands for the flex
     
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    and who's part p the work!
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    no part pee if he's connecting into an existing circuit.
     
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    garden lights for an essex boy? just smile and your shiny orange tan coupled with whitened teeth will provide enough light. :D:D:D
     
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    LMAO....
     
  10. Pete999
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    You will need 2 SWA glands per light except the last one, you will only need 1 and 1 for the Consumers unit thats 10 packs plus whatever glands are suitable for the flex entry to your Joint box, which will need to be IP rated, I recommend Wago for the cable connections, you may wish to fill your Joint boxes with a water proof gel although if they are terminated correctly, it shouldn't be required.
     
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    Strima Electrician's Arms

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    Pratley boxes.
     
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    And when they start tripping ...... It'll bite you.....
     
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    wiska boxes filled withLSD. happy Xmas.
     
  14. Risteard
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    Clearly a DIYer who will have no idea how to gland SWA. Get an Electrician in.
     
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    agree. badlyglanded or unglanded SWA is just asking for the armour to corrode away, and water ingress onto live parts.
     
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