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  1. N

    Water Damaged Consumer Unit

    Advice very much needed, as I am worried about safety. We recently had a very bad leak in our bathroom - a pipe under the bath popped off and a whole bath of water gushed through the ceiling, down into the kitchen below. A lot of water ran straight through the Consumer unit (photo attached)...
  2. L

    Domestic Sealing a consumer unit entry points??

    Hello Guys I'm going to put my Tin hat on and close the curtains so the Regs police can't arrest me for asking this question again, I can only find old threads pre 18th edition so please advise me if I'm missing something I've just been watching a guy on Youtube doing a board change who's...
  3. EViS

    SWA Into Back Of Consumer Unit?

    We've got a new build with all the T&E, earths and 25mm SWA coming through one 60mm cutout in a stud wall. What's the neatest way of terminating the SWA? I'm not convinced that a gland with the earth tag and nut 'floating' loose within the CU, and the 'tails' then running as usual is going to...
  4. H

    Two consumer units

    Two consumer units and meters. One pair for a flat above a shop and the other set for the shop. The armoured cable rising diagonaly above the consumer unit ajacent to the building electric supply feeds the the shop meter and consumer unit in an other basement room.
  5. M

    Consumer unit replacement

    Hi, we have been asked to relocate a consumer unit however the meter cupboard will be on an outside wall 7m away from the consumer unit, the main switch is under 80amp, im just wanting some opinions on the way to overcome this, am I right in thinking I could run 16mm swa from the consumer unit...
  6. mhar

    Deta consumer unit

    Could someone please advise on a suitable replacement (or where I can source new) 3 x 20A mcbs
  7. J

    Replacement access door on SECTOR consumer unit

    Hi all, a couple of weeks ago I managed to smash to smithereens the transparent plastic access door/cover on my sector consumer unit, that's at the top of my stairs. I need to get a new door/cover to replace it. I know all C/U's now are metal, but I was wondering if anyone has an old one, or...
  8. M

    Critical Feedback recent Consumer unit install Please.

    Hi, I would like to know how I could improve on this board. All opinions welcome.
  9. Bobby34

    EIC Consumer unit change

    Hi guys and girls, Changed over my first CU today (didn't go bang so I'm classing it a success), with regards to the EIC do I list every circuit and fill it in as if they were new circuits, I've had a look at the best practice guide for CU's and the way i'm reading it it would suggest yes as...
  10. L

    18th edition consumer unit

    Hey all, I have just finished a rewire of a 1 bed house and just have the board left to install. I am a qualified sparky but now work as a project manger so haven’t carried out much domestic work in the last couple of years. I know that the requirements for installing consumer units has now...
  11. S

    18th edition and the requirement to upgrade consumer units when electric hobs are replaced

    Good morning does anyone know about anything in the 18th edition and the requirement to upgrade consumer units when electric hobs are replaced? i had a customer ask me about it this morning. Many thanks Simon
  12. Charlie_

    Height of consumer units

    I always install my consumer units between 450 and 1200, sometimes at 1400.. Am I right in thinking that CUs come under part M? Extensions and rewires not covered by part M? Anybody still installing them up at ceiling height?
  13. T

    Testing after a consumer unit change

    Had to change 40 consumer units the other day in a hostel/hotel/b&b and it come to the testing stage I spoke to the NICEIC who said you need to test circuits for " safety only ". He said doing a global IR test (testing each individual circuit if less than 1M), and earth fault loop, RCD and...
  14. westward10

    Phase Guard consumer units.

    Need to do some remedial quotes and the consumer units are noted as Phase Guard. Need some mcbs for them, anyone heard of them or who sold them?
  15. Jbol1985

    House consumer unit to garage consumer unit

    Hi all I’m planning to install a consumer unit in my garage. The unit will eventually power a 32amp hot tub, 2 double sockets and a small lighting circuit. The distance from the house CU to garage CU will be about 10m. I plan to run single cables through 20mm steel conduit under my concrete...
  16. P

    New consumer unit, builder says upgrade supply

    Hi As part of a loft conversion to my 2 (now 3) floor flat in a Victorian Terraced house I have added about a dozen 2-gang sockets, a shaving socket, and about 16 downlights to my new floor, plus swapping four pendant lights for 16 downlights in the floor below. An electrician was installing a...
  17. J

    consumer unit smoking

    Here is a picture of the garage type cu that connects my 15kW solar to the main fuse. The brown wire was too short so two pieces were joined with a choc block. My electrician suggested that the chock block screws were too loose & caused the smouldering. He has replaced all the wires & in doing...
  18. M

    Domestic Consumer Unit - RCBO Upgrade??

    Hi all, Looking some electrical advise. I've been told by an electrician that I need to install 5 Nr RCBO's to this consumer unit. Is this correct or is the current set up ok? He has provided me with a condition report stating a 'C2' on the cables concealed in walls. If an upgrade is required...
  19. D

    Has this consumer unit been installed correctly?

    Hello, Had a sparky install a new consumer unit, has it been done correctly. Bare in mind the chap cut corners on other bits of work he was contracted to do.
  20. J

    Which Consumer Unit?

    Hi All. Does anyone know of a dual Rcd metal clad consumer unit which has no knockouts at the top. I’ve an existing one to replace and there will be around 10 20mm armoured glands coming out of the top of it. Size of the consumer unit is not an issue as there is plenty of room and ideally...
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