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  1. 7029 dave
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    I would have been pullen through the back box.
     
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  3. elsparko
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    i would have told the customer before hand that id be chasing out their walls and removing the old conduit

    chase out, strip out, re-wire, plate over the top of the chase and fixed, then let the plasterer have at it

    nice and easy to pull down through in future, long as you make the chase deep enough to fit the cable + deep enough for the cover so that it can be plastered over

    never actually had to re-wire in this manner before as only had 1 entirely brick house ive ever done, any kitchens etc that we did the stick cutters generally strapped the wall out for cable / pipe routing

    cant see why it wouldnt work though
     
  4. 7029 dave
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    Really
     
  5. elsparko
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    yes, rewire to me means old out, new in.
     
  6. 7029 dave
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    Yes old wiring out new in, no need to destroy decoration if you don't need too, I take you have not done many occupied rewires.?
     
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    I would have pulled from the top but just goes to show destruction isn't always necessary.
     
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  8. elsparko
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    the time you will save by chasing out new routes than trying to pull through cables is going to be equal or better than equal, some of the decor is going to be disturbed anyways, id give them a discount for making my job easier in the long run if they agreed to do it my way

    pulling cables through conduit is all well and good when you have accesss to the bends and through/end boxes

    that said, i do try and not make mess where possible, some people will refuse to strap the walls out even a half inch because it makes the room smaller, id opt for strapping the walls out before anything else really
     
  9. 7029 dave
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    Sorry but LAZY
     
  10. elsparko
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    not lazy in the slightest, but i certainly wont make my job more difficult than it has to be.
     
  11. elsparko
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    you may be like the usa spending time and money on a pen that will work in 0 gravity, but i am like a russian, i just use a pencil.
     
  12. 7029 dave
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    Elsparko, I will agree to disagree fella, it's a happy forum an I have had a few beers (hick), I took great pride in my domestic rewires, most of the time the disruption was zero.
     
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    i have next to no experience re-wiring full properties that are concrete, at most its kitchens and bathrooms, usually a charity has paid for it to be done , the people dont get much of a choice in the matter of the walls being strapped out for routing of cables

    done plenty of lathe and plaster re-wires, they are a doddle to do without disrupting existing decor though, from ceiling to ground floor with a mouse on a string, not much that cant be achieved

    newer builds are a different kettle though, more than likely there are dwangs in place every third of the wall and no gap behind, doing extensions on newer properties is a pain to not have to take out a patch, sometimes you will get lucky and be able to pull through existing holes if the guy that drilled them bothered to line them up

    im just giving an opinion, not saying its right or wrong way

    it depends on the job really, sometimes there is access, other times the ground and 1st floor are underfloor heating

    i only take out a patch if it is the only way
     
  14. AJshep
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    I've done loads of occupied domestic rewires and I can say that pulling down existing conduits/capping/oval is 100 times quicker then sheeting up the owners furniture chopping out their walls dusting the house, bagging up the rubble etc.

    I've never in my life had anyone do the chasing/strapping for me, always had to do it myself and I still always underestimate how long the tidy up take.
     
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    Urban myth.
     
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