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  1. Mighty Grimm
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    Mighty Grimm New EF Member

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    Hello, I’ve been asked to rewire an old warehouse and, having had the SWE folk install an isolation switch, I popped in a split CU and have been happily running new cable hither and yon.
    However, my C&G Quals were many moons ago and I’ve been fiddling about with telecoms ever since, so my knowledge of wiggly amps is sketchy to say the least (and yes, I do intend to have my work checked by someone registered).
    So, if you’ll forgive some numpty questions:
    Do the tails to/from the CU need to be crimped?
    I’ve been asked to run 10 mm T&E into the CU - the cable won’t fit the punch outs, so can I break out the L/N/E and feed them in separately or do I need to butcher the CU?
    Many thanks for any help
     
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  2. kingeri
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    kingeri Electrician's Arms

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    No, no and no.
     
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  3. Pete999
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    What he said^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
     
  4. Richard Burns
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    Richard Burns Respected Member

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    As above ↑↑
    10mm² T&E punch / taper / step drill out a larger hole or use a thinner grommet.
     
  5. Murdoch
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    Do you really mean a split cu? Or a dual cu?
     
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    Oh dear......
     
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    Line and neutral should pass through the same hole in any situation. You could get a larger stuffing gland for the 10mm2 or come in through containment. Dont forget you need to maintain the IP rating of the enclosure. As for the tails, no they do not need crimping, but need to be correctly rated for the supply and installation method
     
  8. Mighty Grimm
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    Mighty Grimm New EF Member

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    Gents, many thanks for your replies. Even the short one.
    Murdoch: it’s split, but it sounds like I’ll have to add another and make it dual.
    Cprfenom: you get the prize for the most useful answer.
    I have no intention of sitting the Part P and then calling myself a sparkie, but I am trying to make as few mistakes as possible so I have fewer to fix come inspection time. Your helpful advice is much appreciated.
     
  9. Pete999
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    Mr Grimm, leave the work to those who know what they are about.
     
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  10. camerabloke
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    camerabloke Electrician's Arms

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    Popcorn ready.........
     
  11. Pete999
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    Pop corn may be a bit tame, now a decent Malt may do the trick
     
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    Malty popcorn?
     
  13. Pete999
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    NO Malty stuff in expensive looking bottles fro Tecos
     
  14. camerabloke
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    Is that a hint for Christmas? Ask mrspete999
     
  15. Andy78
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