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Topic Title: Cables behind skirting boards
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Created On: 07 September 2017 05:27 pm
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 ICables behind skirting boards   - ebee - 09 September 2017 10:55 am  
 Cables behind skirting boards   - tomgunn - 10 September 2017 10:15 am  
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 09 September 2017 09:17 am
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dustydazzler

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Laying a cable behind decorative coving is quite a safe place for it.
I don't thing I have ever seen anyone hang a picture directly off their decorative ceiling coving and certainly never seen a diyer fix coving in place using 3 inch cut nails
 09 September 2017 10:55 am
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ebee

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I must admit of all the zones the top 150mm of wall is my least favourite (along with the corners formed by two walls) - when fixing up coving it oft gets pinned up awaiting adhesive drying.

ping!!! pin pierces cable

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 10 September 2017 10:15 am
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tomgunn

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Originally posted by: ebee

I must admit of all the zones the top 150mm of wall is my least favourite (along with the corners formed by two walls) - when fixing up coving it oft gets pinned up awaiting adhesive drying.



ping!!! pin pierces cable


True... BUT, you shouldn't ever put a nail through the coving as you then need to make good to the coving and they are easy to damage.. what you should do is to lightly tack a few 3" wire nails / similar beneath the actual coving...

But.. I didn't think it was acceptable for that area to run cables... need to learn more before I drop off of my perch!!

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 10 September 2017 11:02 am
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ebee

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Tomm,
I didn`t actually mean a "pin" to pin it up with but more like 2" ovals etc
Rather like "hoovering up" with a Dyson etc

(Yes I use 2" ovals or 5 x45mm long screws when repalcing floorboards etc - tin hat ready!)

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 10 September 2017 04:20 pm
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Jon74

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Originally posted by: ebee

I must admit of all the zones the top 150mm of wall is my least favourite (along with the corners formed by two walls) - when fixing up coving it oft gets pinned up awaiting adhesive drying.



ping!!! pin pierces cable



In reality though - how many times have you been called out to fix a fault with a nail/screw through a cable in a vertical/horizontal safety zone vs in the 150mm from top/corners.... I don't think I've ever had a callout for the latter. Electricians know about safety zones... majority of home-owners don't seem to!
 10 September 2017 09:47 pm
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ebee

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I put that down to the fact that most of us would avoid the corners like the plague so less chance there is actually a cable in that zone anyway.

Wheras the verticals might be expected by some and the horizontals to a lesser (but appreciable ) extent

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