electrics and loft insulation

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electrics and loft insulation

Postby richjacq » Sat Sep 27, 2008 11:07 am

my present loft insulation = 50mm of very old material so I wish to renew it before the winter. However, the wiring to the lights and switches for the bedrooms, is enclose in steel conduit. Do I need to rewire the lighting circuit so as to raise the cabling above the new insulating material
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Re: electrics and loft insulation

Postby Ray » Sat Oct 04, 2008 8:06 pm

could not be better than conduit. Privileging wiring not over 20years old fine to leave where it is but i would use the enclosed type of insulation with no exposure to the fibreglass and at least 10inches thick,in bags.
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Re: electrics and loft insulation

Postby richjacq » Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:24 pm

Thanks very much for your reply. Looking at the colour coding of the insulation on the wiring, I think the house has been re-wired within your suggested 20 year life.
I will insulate the loft using bagged fibre-glass material, layered over the conduit, to a depth of 270 - 300mm
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