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    Downlight connections



    What would you guys say about this connections ? Crimped together then heat-shrink over it. I want to say that if they just added another sleeve over it all to cover the single cores it would be ok ? Or what are your guys thoughts. Wanting to know as I now have to add extra down-lighters thats the same to this installation.

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    The person who i sue to do my COC's on occassion would fail it for 2 reason ... 1 no connector on the earth and the other exposed wiring.

    I take a piece of 25 mm PVC pipe glue pushin glands on either side and bingo you have a joint protected ... or just use a coupling with 2 pushin glands.

    I use this method on flood light with those silly short 100 mm tails ...like radiant sells at ARB for around R60.
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    Forgot about the earth wire. Would also just crimp it with a ferrule.


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    Some of the other wonderful workmanship I found in the roof. Nou tape just capped with screwits.

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    This one was the best one ever. Wonder why there is a piece of cement under it ? I sent these to the customer and told him these needs fixing asap.

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    For the first picture a three way pvc box with three push in glands. Hopefully there is enough cable on the light fitting to reach inside of the box. That should satisfy 6.3.7 & 6.4.3 of the regulations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ians View Post
    The person who i sue to do my COC's on occassion would fail it for 2 reason ... 1 no connector on the earth and the other exposed wiring.

    I take a piece of 25 mm PVC pipe glue pushin glands on either side and bingo you have a joint protected ... or just use a coupling with 2 pushin glands.

    I use this method on flood light with those silly short 100 mm tails ...like radiant sells at ARB for around R60.
    Thanks for the tip, Ian. Tried your idea today. Simple, yet brilliant. Will use it for downlights as well in future.

    Peace out .. DerekClick image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derlyn View Post
    Thanks for the tip, Ian. Tried your idea today. Simple, yet brilliant. Will use it for downlights as well in future.

    Peace out .. DerekClick image for larger version. 

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    How is this legal?
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    Actually a very good idea DOES THE TWO PLUGS TURN OUT FROM EACH OTHER?
    the lights cable is very short everybody is complain about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lindley View Post
    Actually a very good idea DOES THE TWO PLUGS TURN OUT FROM EACH OTHER?
    the lights cable is very short everybody is complain about it.
    Have a closer look at what it is

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