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Discuss Should I use 1mm or 1.5mm earth in domestic lighthing? in the Electrical Wiring, Theories and Regulations area at ElectrciansForums.co.uk.

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  1. midiman
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    midiman Regular EF Member

    Hi,

    I need to earth a replacement faceplate to a steel back box in the wall.

    Should I use a 1mm, or 1.5mm sleeved cable for the job?

    Thanks
     
  2. KEV 1 N
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    KEV 1 N Electrician's Arms

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    Either will be fine as long as it's green/yellow wiring or sleeved that colour.
     
  3. midiman
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    midiman Regular EF Member

    I will go out and buy a metre of 2.5mm t&c and sleeve it yellow and green.

    I just want to be safe.

    Thanks
     
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Staff Member Moderator

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    Wait for it.......
     
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  5. KEV 1 N
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    KEV 1 N Electrician's Arms

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    The earth in the 2.5 is actually 1.5, but 1.5 will be better than 1mm. If you use 2.5mm that may be too big to fit in the switch earth terminal
     
  6. midiman
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    Hi,

    Sorry I didn't explain it well.

    I meant I will go out and purchase a metre of 2.5mm T&C so that I get the 1.5mm earth.

    Thanks.
     
  7. Vortigern
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    Vortigern Electrician's Arms

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    Seems you might be safer leaving it alone.
     
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    saint Regular EF Member

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    If your spleen ruptures and needs removing would you pick up a knife or a spoon from your local shop to remove it?
     
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  9. Vortigern
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    Wow I got a dumb from a dumber.
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    just use this and put green stripes on it.

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  11. westward10
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Staff Member Moderator

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    What sort of accessory is it.
     
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    a metal one. :mad:
     
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  13. einstein
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    please strip the cable correctly using an electricians knife, dont just pull the earth to split the grey sheathing
     
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  15. stevethesparks
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    I thought it was a copper rip cord - what else could it be used for :)
     
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