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So I have a consumer unit to change, the consumer unit was in the garage but it has been converted to living accommodation years ago. The utility cupboard is on the outside wall, the consumer unit is obviously on the inside wall but near the ceiling.
The issue is when they changed the garage...
Ok own up who's done this?
I try my hardest to never do this but have, on very rare occasion installed meter tails in a cavity as the lesser of evils.
Would be interesting to hear real world thoughts on this and potential work arounds so you don't have to. I know someone on here posted a while...
This is at very early planning stages, but I am looking into the feasibility of installing a smart bathroom mirror TV.
What I am looking at is installing a monitor/TV behind a two way mirror.
It would be further than 60cm away from the bathroom tap so I believe it counts as being...
I'm currently in the process of building a side extension. I will be putting in 2 new rings and 2 new lighting circuits. To get them from the CU to the extension I wanted to run them in the cavity of the old external wall (now internal because there is an extension on the other side)...
Hi all, I had my assessment the other day and shown him a job with a replacement board. The tails ran up in the cavity wall from the meter box below on the outside of the house and in from the back of the cu, he said that I should seal the hole in the wall where the tails come through into the...
Ive been thinking of putting a little extension on my house under permitted development....was scouring the net and come across this Augmentory - http://www.augmentory.com/gallery/. Imo it's a brilliant idea. Any one come across something similar?
Looking at a job that needs cables running up to a loft space.
Had originally planned a cable route from CCU through wall into garage (part of side extension)
along top of garage inside wall then up through the bedroom above into the loft space.
All surface mount clipped direct.
A good few...
Hello everyone! Does anybody know how this 3 cables from loft has been pulled down to first and ground floor,if the coming through 3 holes in the wall.?Is there any specific method of pulling wires?Please help. Thank you very much.
Hi all, im installing a new consumer unit in a bungalow , customer wanted it moving from bathroom to hallway. The system is a tns system and the meter tails are around 7 meters long, now because of this i have installed a 80 amp switch fuse inside the meter box and the tails run from this up the...
I'm quoting for a CU change, where I'll be replacing the meter tails (because of length). I will have to run the tails on the surface (less than 3m) on the outside wall. For a neater appearance and because the wall is pebble dashed, I was considering putting the tails (2 x 25mm) in 32mm conduit...
Ok I have a CCU change, the meter is in a outside cupboard and the tails pass straight though the wall.....but not horizontal or vertically run in the building fabric, do I need to RCD these tails my gut says yes.
Btw they are not in any trunking/conduit just sitting on brick
I have been asked to fit the following
A Glimpse Mirror and shaver socket.
Overall dimensions: 50cm H x 39cm D and weight is 6.2 kg's.
I think it should be ok on a plasterboard wall but just wanted some opinions (with regards the weight)? I wont be able to locate it on any joists because...
Wiring 4 storey house hopefully using this job for niceic assessment
Looking for some advice on cable runs etc in loft area and down cavities.
Firstly the loft will have 300mm insulation put in ,basically looking for best way to lay cables according to regs as the insulation will be in last...
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