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Cable in concrete

Hi... my cable isn’t encased and is merely buried under the gravel and soil in my drive.

Part of the drive is going to be concreted and I have 2 questions:

1- can it be buried under concrete 

2- will it need to be encased
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Re: Cable in concrete

In an ideal installation the cable should be encased in green trunking.  Sadly VM subcontractors often don't bother with the trunking.

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Re: Cable in concrete

Thanks Graham... yes I’ve read a few threads mentioning the cable should be encased in trunking. I’ll contact them. 

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Re: Cable in concrete

TBH - if you can do it yourself - I would - less hassle getting it done and you will know its done properly

Any tubing would be fine (corrugated?) as long as it wont "collapse internally" under the weight of the concrete otherwise a cable "re-pull" if needed in the future , might be problematic.

You may need to cut the tubing length-ways (Stanley knife?) to be able to push the cable inside and then finish it off neatly with a run of waterproof gaffer tape to cover the "slit".


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Re: Cable in concrete

Certainly a work around, but I would still insist on VM correcting a shoddy installation at their cost.

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Re: Cable in concrete

thanks John ... if VM don’t/won’t do it I will try this 🙂

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Thanks Graham... yes, I’m going to contact them in the first instance 🙂

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Re: Cable in concrete

There are other options to burying under concrete, e.g. channel on surface to accommodate conduit or rerouted along a wall or fence (would probably cost £99).

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Thanks Roger... always good to have options 🙂

 

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Re: Cable in concrete

It's just that I'm somewhat leery of burying cables or pipes under concrete, so it's worth seeing if there's a workaround and VM is accustomed to routing cables around all kinds of obstacles and should be helpful in finding a good solution.

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