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Topic # 201633 27-Aug-2016 16:14
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Hi guys, I want to mount a new exterior light on one of the gables of my house, underneath the roof overhang. Is there any reason why I shouldn't just drill a hole through from the attic to put a new TPS cable through? I figure I drill the hole, put the cable through, put some sealant down and I'm all good


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  Reply # 1618360 27-Aug-2016 16:28
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No problems I could forsee, just try and mount the base of the light in the centre of a weatherboard or whatever cladding you have to make it easier to mount.

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  Reply # 1618378 27-Aug-2016 16:57
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If you want to know what best practice might look like, there is a relevant article in BRANZ Build Magazine this month - "Penetrations through existing walls".

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1618388 27-Aug-2016 17:08
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Awesome, All I need. Thanks!

 

 


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  Reply # 1618404 27-Aug-2016 17:47
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froob:

 

If you want to know what best practice might look like, there is a relevant article in BRANZ Build Magazine this month - "Penetrations through existing walls".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maybe finding a bit more about the electrical regulations would be handy as well! Are you aware that you are no legally allowed to liven this new cable until it has been inspected and tested!

 

 


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  Reply # 1618425 27-Aug-2016 18:30
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Willuknight:

Is there any reason why I shouldn't just drill a hole through from the attic to put a new TPS cable through?

 

 

Only if you write a TPS report first.

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  Reply # 1618499 27-Aug-2016 21:28
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neb:
Willuknight:

Is there any reason why I shouldn't just drill a hole through from the attic to put a new TPS cable through?



Only if you write a TPS report first.
haha

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