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Created On: 08 March 2019 09:40 am
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 08 March 2019 09:40 am
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Zoomup

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I had a little look around Rochester Cathedral in Kent recently. In the crypt there is white circular cabling run as neatly as possible and apparently glued with a clear glue to the walls in corners. A hot glue gun solution perhaps? No clips in sight.

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 08 March 2019 10:10 am
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KFH

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A lot of people, including me, use superglue for alarm and TV cables, I never thought of a hot glue gun though. Could it have been silicon?
 08 March 2019 10:20 am
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chrispearson

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Sticks like sh*t?
 08 March 2019 11:15 am
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broadgage

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IME, hot melt glue does not stick well to masonry, it is very viscous when applied and does not penetrate at all. It therefore adheres only to a microscopically thin surface layer which readily peels off, complete with glue.

More likely IMO to be some form of glue that is water thin when applied and therefore soaks into the stone a little way. Hot melt glue might of course be used for later fixing of the cables onto this base adhesive, rather than direct to the stone.

There is available a surface treatment for stone and brickwork to render it vandal resistant. This soaks into the brick or stone and cures to a hard surface from which graffiti is more easily removed.
Hot melt glue would probably adhere to a surface treated thus.

Edited: 08 March 2019 at 11:24 am by broadgage
 08 March 2019 12:21 pm
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dustydazzler

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I have used superglue to hold cables underneath kitchen units etc rather than trying to hammer in a clip...

is glue classed as a fire rated cable support ?
 08 March 2019 02:56 pm
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AJJewsbury

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is glue classed as a fire rated cable support ?

Not unless both the glue and the cable are fireproof - if the cable sheath melts then the cores/conductors can fall away even if the glue holds.
- Andy.
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