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Lead Sheathed Cable

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drewdickuk

Is it ok to rewire faulty lead sheath cable in circuit but keep lead sheathed cable in circuit which is not damaged

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SLIPSHOD & SLAPDASH

This is mentioned in the Part P document.   It says its ok if it tests out ok  but consumer should be warned it needs upgrading.

The problem normally is the terminations crumble so you cant reconnect.

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Doc Hudson

Is it ok to rewire faulty lead sheath cable in circuit but keep lead sheathed cable in circuit which is not damaged

 

 

Why on earth would anyone even consider wanting to keep them in service? Lead sheath cables typically have rubber insulated cores that perish similar to TRS rubber cables. The lead sheath would need to be adequately earthed to ensure it cannot become live in the event of insulation failure. Guidance suggests that lead cables were pre 1948, so thats 60+ years by which they are generally beyond their normal working lifespan. 

 

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Nicky Tesla

insulation test it, if its ok then its ok

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