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    UK Is this meter and consumer unit location safe and upto spec? (kitchen cabinet, water pipes)

    Hello, I am renovating my kitchen and looking for advice on best placement of the meter and consumer unit. I am primarily concerned with: Building regs Electrical regs Fire safety It's just a simple dwelling, not HMO or anything. Currently, the meter and consumer unit is inside of a brick...
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    One House and 2 Consumer units needed by LL, need help with circuits

    Hi I have a job where customer has two families one families lives upstairs and one family will live downstairs. As the property is going through refurbishing and rewiring is needed but LL has asked me to install two consumer units so basically divide supply using henly blocks and supply the up...
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    Consumer unit question

    I want to know if my consumer unit (together with the digital meter) which is in a special metal container let into an outside wall near the entrance door is acceptable for the 5 year house test? It has been like that from when the house was built. Thanks, Nick
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    consumer unit cost

    hello all...whats the typical cost for a new consumer unit fitted and the old wired fuse box removed im in a semi detached house in leicester.....i have checked previous posts on here but i cant find anything thanks in advance :)
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    Garage Consumer Units

    Ok, most new Consumer unit seem to come with a 63A RCCB and two MCBs. Most house consumer units now will also have RCD of some type be it a dual board or RCBOs. I know there can be issues with Selectivity having an upstream and downstream RCD. One Should really be S type (more expense). Should...
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    New EICR for electric radiators and consumer unit

    Hi, Hoping someone can clarify for me. I've recently moved into a rental property, the landlord had new electric radiators installed and a new consumer unit. Would this require a new EICR? I've been having issues with burning smells from the plug sockets so now I'm concerned about the safety...
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    What method do you use for fitting consumer units

    I was just googling for skeleton boards after reading the last thread and various pictures of consumer units popped up, some wired terribly and others that look like a work of art. But for me to get it looking even half neat I have to strip everything out of it so its just an empty box, strip...
  8. Michelle22

    Consumer unit / Flood

    Hi, NAPIT report was carried out due to flood, all kitchen appliances, wall/light switches, fire/heaters etc need replacing. The electrician added on the quote that the consumer unit needed replacing as not compliant (from 2007 with plastic case). Plus the casing is damaged as a temporary...
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    Potential house purchase - current electrics setup and future plans

    Hi, I'm interested in a house built around the 1980's in Northern Ireland. I took a few photos of the consumer unit etc. which is situated in the garage. The house has a a double electric oven, 2 electric showers, an immersion water heater as well as all our usual electrical sockets spread...
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    EICR consumer unit advise

    Hi, I am due EICR test on my property which has 20 year old wiring. Last test on 2018 was fine with no issues. Just need to check if my consumer unit will need replacement for EICR pass or it will be ok. Attaching pictures.
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    No power to part of the consumer unit

    Hi, The `power went out throughout the house this afternoon but only to the sockets, the lighting circuits are all fine. I went to the consumer unit expecting to reset a circuit breaker but nothing had tripped. I have attached a pic of the consumer unit. Using a current detector pen I can...
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    Diversity and multiple consumer units

    Hi everyone, A diversity question concerning 2 consumer units fed from 100amp DNO supply Background, So I have an 18th Ed compliant consumer unit (DB1) fed by a 25m 2 core SWA into a IP rated box, the SWA is then split into 2*25mm tails feeding DB1 and a small 3 module enclosure incorporating...
  13. homebuyer2023

    Buying flat, Consumer Unit replaced but no notification

    Hi All, I am in the middle of purchasing a small 1 bed flat in England, and have been sent a Domestic Electrical Installation Certificate by the seller (horizontal red form with 6 pages). The certificate states work was done 4 years ago including new sockets, downlights and a 'new consumer...
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    Advice on New Consumer Unit Change Please?

    Hi Everyone, Last year arranged for my mother's and my consumer units to be changed by the same electrician who is NICEIC registered. Both jobs were not completed for various reasons, I have been trying to arrange for them to be completed over the last two months. At my home the oven began...
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    Consumer unit upgrade

    Just looking to see if anyone’s had a similar job or has any other ideas. Got a consumer unit to upgrade, the current one is fitted inside an enclosure that houses the meter head. It’s on old Mem DB, the cables are wired in conduits which are all terminated onto the the inside of the enclosure...
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    EICR Wil my consumer unit need replacing?

    I've booked in an electrician to run an EICR, I have an old unit here, whilst searching for quotes one guy said it looks ok and may not need replacing. The guy I've booked in says it likely will. My question is Is there a way I can witness the unit failing tests? How do I know it will fail or is...
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    Replacing MK Consumer Unit. Main switch position

    Hello mates. i have an MK CU to replace. As you may know, the main switch in MKs is on the left hand side. There's no way to replace the meter tails. Is there another manufacturer that has a left-hand main switch CU, or a flexible position option? Thanks muchly!
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    Spds - multiple consumer units

    Hi all, what is the best way to configure surge protection in domestic dwellings when you have multiple consumer units? Does each consumer unit need it's own spd, or can I fit one in parallel with all consumer units? I have a 20m run from meter cabinet to two consumer units in house, then...
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    can a consumer unit switch be replaced by an RCD?

    HI My flat just failed the EICR because there is no RCD in the consumer unit. There is no space for a new RCD as the consumer unit is full. Do I have to have a new larger consumer unit installed? Or can I have the existing on/off switch replaced by an RCD? Thanks Alan
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    Adding a Fuse Spur on to a Consumer Unit Circuit

    I’ve had a disagreement with one of the Engineers in work. So we are doing an install. Installing an Intruder Alarm. Rather than go with my suggestion of coming off a Socket and adding in the Fuse Spur as he’s been doing it 15 years it’s now going next to the Consumer Unit. Which at a guess is...


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