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Standard User scopio
(committed) Sat 29-Jun-19 15:04:15
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Re: Cabling advice needed please :)


[re: gary333] [link to this post]
 
As someone who has worked building stud partitions and dabbing plasterboards to solid walls, I can say that you will have a difficult job if not impossible running a cable behind the plasterboard!
If the wall is a metal stud partition it is easy to run the cable as metal stud partitions normally do not have horizontal fire breaks but will have insulation blanket. If the wall is a timber stud partition it is going to be almost but not necessarily impossible to run the cable as it will by law have horizontal braces as fire breaks plus insulation blanket! I say not impossible as there are tools to drill through the horizontal timber braces, but the price of the tools will probably give you a heart attack!
If the plasterboards have been dubbed on to a solid wall you will be extremely lucky if the adhesive dubs are all in a vertical line!
You have quite a job in your hands, and I wish you good luck with trying to feed a cable behind the plasterboard!

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Standard User gary333
(regular) Sat 29-Jun-19 18:15:15
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Re: Cabling advice needed please :)


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Iím assuming you are not from the UK with your descriptions. The horizontal braces are commonly called noggins, and are used in the UK for support to stop twisting rather than fire proofing. I am not sure what you mean by fire insulation as this is something existing houses in England do not usually have / common at all, they are usually hollow cavityís. Businesses tend to have better quality fire boarding plasterboard with intumescent sealant on joints and if lucky putty or similar in the dry lining boxes. Businesses also tend to be metal framed.

To get through the noggin worst case you would simply make a small hole below it and drill through it, worst case youíd need a small access hole above too. This is then patched up and painted. With a lot of UK sockets in newish 2000 ish houses being quite high up you can sometimes use long drill bits, or adapter with drill bits on.

With regard to Dot and dab, routing cables is a regular job for most electricians. Itís not impossible at all just because the dabs are out of line. The rods or fish wire devices you can get will twist around them (although it takes time and patience) itís got to be one of the main advantages of that kind of wall. Iím not an electrician but Iíve found it relatively simple to run cables via this type of wall. Worst case if you canít get round the dab is cut a hole and chisel a route through and fill.
Standard User SamirD
(newbie) Fri 02-Aug-19 04:21:41
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Re: Cabling advice needed please :)


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The easiest solution here is to just use the existing wire using some ethernet extenders or moca or powerline technology. Running the wires sounds like it will be a really tough job. frown


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