DarthKermit: What is a spiky?
hangon: "a spiky is coming"
I guess Darwin frowns upon RCD quite often.
You can never have enough Volvos!
That would be a punk sparky wearing a "god save the queen" shirt and with a safety pin through their nose.
Ding Ding Ding Ding Ding : Ice cream man , Ice cream man
richms: When mine were done by a sparky, the TPS jacket was stripped back some way, the earths were bent back 180 degrees and twisted , the live and neutrals went into the transformer, and the clamp just clamped on the live and neutrals, there was tape applied around both white TPS jackets and covering the twisting of the earths. No terminal was put on the earths.
I thought the exposed central conductors and twisted earths were a bit crap (I would use other words here but have been told off in the past on another forum) but apparently its the best they can do because the standards don't mandate things have large enough terminal blocks or a clamping arrangement that is good enough to clamp the sheath of 2 pieces of 1.5mm 2C+E cable, letalone the 3 that some lights had.
Maybe the choice of transformer means that additional junction boxes are needed to comply. The Standard does require that the earth appears at each lighting point in case it is required by a change in fitting. This means that leaving earths unterminated at intermediate points doesn't comply.