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Re: Joining 10mm cooker cable
Reply #5 - May 27th, 2004, 10:32pm
 
no unfortunatly, joints must be acsessable, is there no way you could hide it higher up the wall?
is the cable in singles(in conduit) or is it twin and earth(the 2 cores in a sheath with earth)

looks like your going towards a splice joint

other option is putting a blank plate over old hole and  joining inside there- however, This MUST not get plastered over Sad

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Re: Joining 10mm cooker cable
Reply #4 - May 27th, 2004, 10:31pm
 
Crimp and put crimp joints into a 'ChocBox' (about 90p to 1.00). Lock the Chocbox with supplied screw. Then TEST to make sure all is OK and THEN shove into hole and plaster it up.

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Re: Joining 10mm cooker cable
Reply #3 - May 27th, 2004, 10:15pm
 

Thanks for the 2 suggestions, putting the join in the ceiling void would have been the easiest but it is not an option (ceiling is 6" thick concrete).

Can I use this plastic box and put it in the space left by the old control unit, plaster over the box and tile the wall?

Rgds,

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Re: Joining 10mm cooker cable
Reply #2 - May 27th, 2004, 9:19pm
 
Joining 10mm - god.

This size cable doesn't fit standard joint boxes, best to use something like a Gewiss 'plastic' box, with either moulded terminal blocks or din rail terminals inside.  Use large TRS glands for the cable in and out of this box.

Im sure Supersparky will agree Smiley
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Re: Joining 10mm cooker cable
Reply #1 - May 27th, 2004, 9:10pm
 
it is legal
you will have to use un insulated crimps to do it with and heat sleeveing, unless the joint will be acsessable, in which case you may use a 45amp/50amp junctionbox
if it is going to be jointed in the wall this probrably wont be convenient(the uninsulated splices require a special tool to do!) the best way would be to pull the cable up into the floor above and join it there, with one new piece- it saves having a joint in the wall.

what ever you do make sure its done well, make sure there is no un insulated copper visable (the earth MUST be sheathed with earth sleveing) and make sure all the screws are tight, and the wires firmly in place.

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Joining 10mm cooker cable
May 27th, 2004, 8:56pm
 
???

I am about to revamp a kitchen which will mean moving the cooker control unit (the new control unit will not have a 13 Amp socket on it). Is it possible and legal to join 10mm cable and if so how ?

Many thanks for any advice.

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