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Electric cable - can i cut it?


I have large old armoured electricity cable coming into our outhouse. It is no longer used. Can I just cut it off so it's flush with the wall?


2 Answers from MyBuilder Electricians

Lol Richard...... you must be going on a chopping spree...... same answer as for the Gas mate.


Answered 2nd Feb 2015

Provided that its electrically isolated and "dead" then yes. But it must be proven to be dead before cutting it! Also you need to ensure that there is no way that it could be re-energised in the future, otherwise the cut end would be a serious electric shock risk if anyone touched it.


Answered 4th Feb 2015

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