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Post by kis » Fri Mar 01, 2024 10:07 am

Morning gents

After a chasing tool for wiring routes for a room I’m rewiring. Just maintenance, nothing fancy!

If anyone has a tool they’re looking to sell or don’t mind me borrowing (hire). Please do let me know?

As with most things, pointless me getting my own for just a few days work, after which it probably won’t ever see daylight again :lol:

Thanks in advance! Kis
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Post by MikeyH » Fri Mar 01, 2024 1:04 pm

Never bothered with such fancy things, hammer and chisel works fine for me every time :thumbsup:
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Post by Pondrew » Fri Mar 01, 2024 1:12 pm

MikeyH wrote: Fri Mar 01, 2024 1:04 pm Never bothered with such fancy things, hammer and chisel works fine for me every time :thumbsup:
Agreed. Or hammer and bolster. Chasing tools make horrendous amounts of dust. :)
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Post by jock156 » Fri Mar 01, 2024 1:30 pm

Your local hire place such as HSS rent them out per day/ weekend! :D

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Post by Umfaan » Fri Mar 01, 2024 2:40 pm

Modern Chasing Tools are Silent and Dust freehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrJcP9ZBScs :D

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Post by MikeyH » Fri Mar 01, 2024 6:52 pm

Not as much fun as bashing things with a hammer though :rofl: :evil: :thumbsup:
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Post by Mr Tidy » Fri Mar 01, 2024 8:53 pm

At my previous house I wanted to put some wires under a wooden floor, so before I laid the floor I cut two lines across the concrete screed with a small angle grinder then chased between the lines with an SDS drill and a chisel attachment.

Worked really well, but I had to spend ages clearing up afterwards! :lol:
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Post by Pondrew » Fri Mar 01, 2024 11:18 pm

Umfaan wrote: Fri Mar 01, 2024 2:40 pm Modern Chasing Tools are Silent and Dust freehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrJcP9ZBScs :D
Only on youtube and when you are being paid to advertise them!

BTW it is illegal to carry out rewiring work (even in your own home) without a 'Part P' electrical certificate and has been for a good few years. :thumbsup:
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Post by Mr Tidy » Fri Mar 01, 2024 11:54 pm

Pondrew wrote: Fri Mar 01, 2024 11:18 pm BTW it is illegal to carry out rewiring work (even in your own home) without a 'Part P' electrical certificate and has been for a good few years. :thumbsup:
Maybe, but it's only illegal if you get caught. :lol:

But when I was cutting a channel in my floor in 2012 it was only to get connections to a Sky Dish and internet modem to the other side of the room for my TV so Part P probably didn't apply. Then again these days you never know. :?
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Post by Pondrew » Sat Mar 02, 2024 12:18 am

Mr Tidy wrote: Fri Mar 01, 2024 11:54 pm But when I was cutting a channel in my floor in 2012 it was only to get connections to a Sky Dish and internet modem to the other side of the room for my TV so Part P probably didn't apply. Then again these days you never know. :?
Only applies to mains voltage cabling. :P
It's a safety thing to stop people burning their houses down and for others' safety, especially when it comes to chasing cables which are then hidden.
There are very specific 'rules' for chasing cables and your average 'DIYer' may not know them. Years later someone may presume a cable is in 'x' place in a wall but it may not be if the installer didn't know the rules.

I am not usually one for 'nanny state' rules and regulations, but when it comes to potentially lethal electrics, I am all for it TBH.

Some of the DIY electrics I have seen over the years when renovating houses would make your toes curl. :o
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Post by Mr Tidy » Sat Mar 02, 2024 12:49 am

Pondrew wrote: Sat Mar 02, 2024 12:18 am
I am not usually one for 'nanny state' rules and regulations, but when it comes to potentially lethal electrics, I am all for it TBH.

Some of the DIY electrics I have seen over the years when renovating houses would make your toes curl. :o
I've had a buzz from a few DIY installations in previous houses, but 240V hasn't killed me - yet! :lol:
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Post by Pondrew » Sat Mar 02, 2024 12:55 am

Mr Tidy wrote: Sat Mar 02, 2024 12:49 am I've had a buzz from a few DIY installations in previous houses, but 240V hasn't killed me - yet! :lol:
You have been lucky, then. 240v 'holds you on', 415v 'throws you off'.

it's not the voltage per se, it's the fact that mains electrics has a frequency of 50hz, so the electricity tries to make your heart beat at 50 times a second. That's what kills people; cardiac arrest or physically bursting the heart. All good fun!

Anyway, back to chasing tools..... :D
All good things come to those who wait. I'm really impatient which explains a lot.

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E89 20i Now fully dried
Z3 'free litre'. Project and a half. Complicated!
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Post by john-e89 » Sat Mar 02, 2024 3:03 pm

Pondrew wrote: Sat Mar 02, 2024 12:18 am
Mr Tidy wrote: Fri Mar 01, 2024 11:54 pm But when I was cutting a channel in my floor in 2012 it was only to get connections to a Sky Dish and internet modem to the other side of the room for my TV so Part P probably didn't apply. Then again these days you never know. :?
Only applies to mains voltage cabling. :P
It's a safety thing to stop people burning their houses down and for others' safety, especially when it comes to chasing cables which are then hidden.
There are very specific 'rules' for chasing cables and your average 'DIYer' may not know them. Years later someone may presume a cable is in 'x' place in a wall but it may not be if the installer didn't know the rules.

I am not usually one for 'nanny state' rules and regulations, but when it comes to potentially lethal electrics, I am all for it TBH.

Some of the DIY electrics I have seen over the years when renovating houses would make your toes curl. :o
If anyone ‘Presumes’ anything doing any work beit lekky or water then they ought not to be going anywhere near it.

Makes zero difference what the rules are, if a cable or pipe won’t go where it’s supposed to it’ll get routed another way, always been this way and always will, If you don’t know that then leave well alone.
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Post by kis » Mon Mar 04, 2024 11:24 pm

Cheers for the info/recommendations guys.

Yes, that's the kind of thing I was after Barry, just not keen on buying new kit that expensive as it's not something I'll be using frequently enough.

Interesting to read about part P stuff. I always thought maintenance, i.e. like for like works can be undertaken by the homeowner (if so inclined). That was the route I was going, and obviously I'd need to get a new cable into the wall somehow... hence being able to chase and not fall foul of current regs. Am I wrong?
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Post by john-e89 » Tue Mar 05, 2024 1:27 pm

kis wrote: Mon Mar 04, 2024 11:24 pm Cheers for the info/recommendations guys.

Yes, that's the kind of thing I was after Barry, just not keen on buying new kit that expensive as it's not something I'll be using frequently enough.

Interesting to read about part P stuff. I always thought maintenance, i.e. like for like works can be undertaken by the homeowner (if so inclined). That was the route I was going, and obviously I'd need to get a new cable into the wall somehow... hence being able to chase and not fall foul of current regs. Am I wrong?
You’re fine to do your own work Kis, otherwise you wouldn’t be able to buy anything without an electricians cert… :lol:

Part P is for signing off extensions, new builds, anything out of the ordinary etc, you don’t need it to add a circuit or the type of work you’re doing to your own home Kis, you’re good to go.
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