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  1. Ruairi Hansen

    Gas bonding

    Hi guys just wondering what peoples thought is on this. I was out looking at a job today and noticed the main gas pipe is not bonded at the meter but has a 10mm earth at the boiler is this a code c2, c3 or nothing?
  2. T

    240V kWh meter

    Hello, I am renting a room to a friend and he will put an EV charger to charger his Tesla. Please advise for a good 240V meter that I can put the meter between breaker box and charger unit so I know how much kw he use each month and I will calculate how much he have to pay for electric. Thank...
  3. B

    Clamp meter and earth leakage tester

    How do you use clamp meter? Do you just clamp the line? Or line and neutral? Also been working with a couple of guys that have earth leakage meters and one clamps the line and neutral and the other clamps the earth? Can someone tell me the correct ways? Thanks
  4. T

    Can't install smart meter due to not enough space

    Hi recently moved into a house that has solar panels installed and Tesla power wall 2. It would appear some of the equipment is installed in the external meter box. E.on are not able to install smart meter due to not enough space. As the meter is alot bigger that old metet I would like to get...
  5. W

    solar edge inverter and feed in tariff meter dont match

    Recently had fitted Solar Edge and notice their monitor gives a reading but the meter used to obtain my feed in tariff gives a lower figure and this is the one I am paid on not the solar edge inverter.So why the difference? this could cost a lot of money over the years.
  6. M

    No power to CU or meter after resetting RCD

    I was working on a lighting circuit connected to a 3 phase board. The board has a single RCD effectively acting as the main switch. After tripping the RCD by cutting a wire (the old circuit isolated via MCB but Neutral still connected reason), I found that the power to the board didn't come back...
  7. bigspark17

    Ec7 meter install DNO

    Just had a customer been refused by dno to change to an ec7 meter/tariff they said they dont do it. Is this right? Cant see how this can be the case?
  8. A

    Meter tails issue

    Hi guys I'm installing a CU in a new build and have a couple of questions I need some guidance with regards to the meter tails. I need to drill a hole through the wall (for the meter tails) to access the main supplies which are located in the recessed box on the outside of the property. I am...
  9. SJD

    Gas meter query

    I realise the condition of the gas meter is not relevant to an EICR, but while testing at a consumer unit above the gas meter in the photo, I kept wondering about the inverted-U section of lead pipe between the meter and pipe going into the floor. The pipe is in a position where it is liable to...
  10. S

    Smart meter question

    Is this a smart meter? Just bought a house with it already in, and I don’t want a smart meter! We’ve changed suppliers and have to provide them with readings so not really sure? Any advice appreciated
  11. R

    what do the current values mean in this meter?

    In the picture can be read 10(40)A. What is the capacity of the meter 10 A or 40 A, why are there two values?
  12. R

    how much is the energy meter fuse in a household?

    Energy meters for households has a fuse that is only accessible for the energy supplier. I dont mean the fuse that is in the electrical board inside the house. So how much is the current limit of the fuse in an average household?s it related to the power a household has contracts with the...
  13. M

    Isolator before the meter

    I wish to find out what’s people’s thoughts on isolators before the meter? Typically they are installed after the meter and before the CU, but does anyone know if there is any reason why it cannot be placed before the meter? Aside from what revenue protection like or not, is there any legal or...
  14. K

    Protection against open/loose neutral?

    Hello friends, is there such a thing as a "smart meter" that I can install on my backwoods house that will trip if it detects a loose/open neutral? If so, where can I get one? Thanks very much
  15. J

    Smart meter install failed

    I had arranged for a Smart Meter to be installed today. It would not fit due to the size of the isolation switch currently fitted. See photo of the inside of the meter box located outside. Is it necessary to fit such a large fused isolation switch? The SWA cable at the bottom runs to a consumer...
  16. S

    Lux/light meter recommendations

    I am looking for a lux meter for occasional use. Will be measuring Fluo fitting replacement to LED. Does anyone have experience of any meters? Thanks in advance.
  17. C

    How to enable a 220V connection from the meter?

    Hi everyone! I am Cristian from Ecuador. Since I understand just the very basics of electric circuits, I would like to ask for some explanation about the wiring on the box containing the meter at home. First of all, I have to mention that meters in Ecuador are supposedly capable to deliver...
  18. N

    Dual rate meter reading

    Hi guys, could you tell me how much the dual-rate meter reading costs, please? I have a water heater economy7 so I want to change my meter for dual instead of single. You could also send me a link or details about the one which is worth buying. I would be grateful. Thanks
  19. N

    Ok to use concentric cable as meter tails??

    Been asked to do an eicr on a flat above a shop. Tails are run in concentric cable from isolator switch by the meter, to the main switch in fuseboard. Never run into this before so not if this is still deemed acceptable or not? Any advice, reg numbers? Thanks in advance.
  20. J

    Moving meter - Service Entry (SE) cable into panel

    Forum, I am converting from overhead too underground service to my house. This involved moving the meter about 11 feet down a wall from its current location. The old meter base sits directly outside of the electric panel. So, at the new meter base, I plan to penetrate the exterior wall...
  21. G

    Length of tails between meter and consumer unit

    Hi, I am currently studying for my 18th edition regs update exam and came across a video by SparkyNinja on you tube. I think SparkyNinja is very good and produces high quality content. However I disagree with his interpretation of regulation 434.2.1 (i) In his video he says you need a fused...
  22. N

    I need an advice about Economy 7

    Hi guys, I have a question about economy 7. I have a water heater The Horstmann Economy 7 Quartz. However, my meter reading is single rate. How should I use the water? Is still economy 7 available for me when I don’t have two rate meter reading? The second question about water heater. There is...
  23. S

    Previously working PV/Battery system starting popping RCBO when SMETS2 meter fitted

    We had a PV/battery system was fitted in late May, and measurements showed it was working very well, but then a few weeks ago the old meter (electronic box about the size of a large cigarette packet) was replaced with a SMET2 meter and everything went down hill! When the PV system was working...
  24. T

    USA Resistance in a Volt meter

    Most meters today I understand are multimeters but I am only interested in the volt meter circuitry. The reason I am asking this is because the volt meter seems to only register voltage across a load and not on a plain conductor such as the neutral circuit. In my limited experience and...
  25. L

    Cut meter tails

    Working on a new build site i've come back to a property that i'd 1st fixed to find someone has cut all the cables going to the exterior of the house including the 25mm meter tails in the meter box. The house has been boarded so renewing the cables isn't really an option. What would be the...
  26. S

    Two Meters- How do i change to Single Meter?

    HELP!!!! I have a dual occupancy house that is unoccupied for most of the year- holiday rented for about 12-15 weeks a year - so my electricity use is zero most of the time- most of my rather huge bills is produced not by consumption but by 2 sets of daily supply charges all year. Given I pay...
  27. happyhippydad

    Is there any asbestos in meter boxes?

    I was contemplating cutting a hole in the bottom of a meter box and I decided to have a quick check on line. I have now used an existing hole albeit a harder route. How common are meter boxes with asbestos in them? Is there any way of knowing if it contains white asbestos?
  28. littlespark

    Customer thinks smart meter is wrong

    Going to see a new customer tomorrow. He thinks his new smart meter is reading higher than he thinks. I don’t know the house, but guessing at still old fuseboard rather than mcb or rcd looking at the street address. Anything easy I should be looking for to explain high usage? I’ll suggest LED...
  29. O

    Electric meter installation - need access to neighbour's flat

    Hi there I'm new here so apologies if this is the wrong place, My prepayment electric meter screen went blank last week, I was advised this was to do with a power cut, I am currently on supply. I live in a block of flats and the electrician that came out advised that they would need access to...
  30. C

    EDF meter change fault

    Hello guys EDF came out to a flat and attempted to replace the meter. I have been called out to investigate there comments which are “unsafe to remove meter, possible borrowed neutral, voltage at meter even with fuse removed (dropped neutral test)” First off i am currently on site, I removed...
  31. C

    Domestic 110v leaving electrical meter.

    Hi all, I recently done an EICR on a property. It had a few repairs, one of which was no RCD protection on sockets which could be used outside. Because I had carried out insulation resistance tests etc and knew everything was clear, I opted to just replace the main switch with an RCD main...
  32. H

    Clamp meter that will measure milli amps

    Afternoon all. I’m looking to invest in a clamp meter but want want that will measure milli amps (nuisance tripping etc). The megger 305 seems the best about; is there any others out there? TIA.
  33. D

    If you didn’t have shears how would ?

    Cut meter tails and other thick cables Junior hacksaw Or Nibble with side cutters until all the way through ??
  34. ThatMatt72

    Domestic Meter Tails in Galvanised Trunking...Is that a thing?

    Hey all, Excuse the ignorance here but I wonder if you lovely folk might have any opinions or better still be able to point in the right direction in the BBB. I am being asked to move a CU from its current position, behind a fitted kitchen, under the sink and totally inaccessible, except to the...
  35. S

    Industrial Volt meter reading 760volts in 3phase dol starter overloads

    Hi I have been called out to a fault on a grain dryer where the motor interlocks are not disconnecting. Previous conveyors. Upon investigation I have found one starter that does not disconnect the preceding motor but when tripped I am getting 550v to earth from a1 and wait for it 760volts to...
  36. R

    Cost to replace the base pipe at the meter?

    I was just told by my electric company that I need to replace the base pipe at the meter. What kind of cost am I looking at to do this? My power is surging in and out. Unfortunately, I just had a massive basement emergency project that sucked up all my emergency funds so I will have to wait on...
  37. C

    Domestic Difference in amperage though household meter question

    Hi, I have just joined as I have a non urgent but nagging question...hope you guys can give me peace of mind! Thank in advance. I have just checked the amperage coming in on the meter tails prior to the meter (Between the main fuse and the old style dial meter) this is 0.85 amps. However the...
  38. L

    Domestic Gas & Electric Meter - Same Cupboard?

    So just been to view a new place as me and the brood are on need of a bigger place and noticed a few things that concerned me, unfortunately I didn't think to get piccies; As title, gas and electric meter share the same cupboard and are more or less on top each other - Regs regarding this are...
  39. T

    Pre payment meter for landlords product search???

    Hi all your favourite poster again. So asked to supply four/five pre-payment meters for landlord in revamp from bedsits to four flats. Large building. So far looked at JSG products which involve a card with various values charged up by the JSG for £5-10-20-50, sell them to the tenants and return...


    I am looking at buying an earth leakage clamp meter AMECaL ST-9810 (£59) or a Megger DCM305E (on offer at £194). The only use will be mainly domestic fault finding. Any opinions will be most welcome.
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