Capping off electrical cable
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Capping off electrical cable

by mattyr » Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:17 pm

Prior to redecorating and plastering a room I am planning to remove two wall lights and am unsure of how to safely 'cap' the cable off and put them back inside the wall. I was wondering if the cables could be fixed to a sort of socket type cap that could then be put back flush into the wall. I would like to keep them viable for future use should I wish to restablish the lights.

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by ericmark » Sat Nov 08, 2008 8:13 pm

I would fit clock connection units. The regulations require the position of cables within a wall to be identified and to create the permitted zone there must be an electrical unit in the wall and the clock connection unit is about the smallest unit I know of.
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by mattyr » Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:04 pm

Eric, thank you. I don't fully understand your answer as I do not know what a clock connection unit is. I cannot find anything about them/it elsewhere on the internet. Are they known as anything else? Matt

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by ericmark » Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:28 pm

Slightly bigger than the ones I have but see http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Products/MK0995.html for an example of a clock connector.
Eric

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by ericmark » Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:34 pm

Found http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domestic_A ... _connector which looks more like what I was thinking about.
Eric

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