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Currently trying to confirm what the top meter (circled) in the photos supplies? To me, it seems the meter tails enter the connector block and then there are two outputs coming from the block - one to the top isolation switch and one to the lower...
Last year we started getting really high readings over the colder months (we'd expected this but not 5x the amount of electricity being used) We contacted a family friend who was an engineer who said that our meter is incorrectly wired up. We then spoke to our energy provider with this...
I recently bought a house with only electricity and no gas. The provider is British Gas.
The thing is that the 6th digit in the meter is going up every second regardless of any appliance on or off.
It went from 153623 to 155054 in about 14 minutes.
( The details on the meter : Telemeter...
I'm a homeowner. My flat came with a prepayment meter.
I was due to get it changed by Green Network Energy. I even specifically chose them because they would fit a standard meter and not a smart meter...
Anyway, Covid and a company going bust later I still have a prepayment meter.
This might sound like a stupid question but if someone was on a variable electricity tariff and they didn't have a smart meter, and let's say the electricity was cheaper at night between 6pm to 11pm. How would the electricity provider know how much electricity you used at night so they could...
how does that work
I'm a rusty 16th edition retired spark. At home I'm aiming to send power to my outbuilding for a couple of lights and one 13A socket.
I have a few people that come informally & use my outbuilding to keep & look after their animals. They could do with some light to see by, and maybe the facility...
Hello, I just hired an electrician to check and move an electric outlet to go under the TV in a cupboard adjacent to a gas meter, they did do it (attached pic). I was assured it was legal and safe (now not entirely convinced because of what I read about 1.5m rule). So if anyone could advice...
About 20Meters of 25mm meter tails are routed though the floor boards feeding a sub main.
To protect the tails under the floor i was going to fit a Mini Metal Unit with RCD protection Fused at 50A at the mains position, Just wanted to check to ensure it’s a 30ma ‘S Type’ RCD i need? As the c.u...
Hi all im retired now so wouldnt mess about with anything to do with the dno, a few months ago octopus installed a smet 2 meter i have a 3.6kw solar array a lux and pylontech batteries been having problems with the lux since they fitted the meter and with the covid situation which i understand...
Can the hive mind tell me where I can source the meter tail grommets that pack a 16mm insulated/sheathed tail up to 25mm? The Henley block knockouts are for 25mm cable and I want to maintain the IP rating for existing 16mm.
I may use heatshrink as a solution but I know these things exist...
Waiting for a bashing here, but it's something I haven't had to do until now so looking for advice on the best way to approach this.
I've been asked to replace a consumer unit for a customer but the existing meter box is recessed in the exterior wall - not uncommon I know, but not...
Good Afternoon All,
I have just completed a Periodic test on a house and have a question about the meter tails.
The house is 14 years old so has 25mm meter tails. The CU is in the garage and the meter box is around 7m away on an external wall as you'd expect. Looking at it, I imagine that the...
love These old meters
Hi guys I have this problem that I've been trying to figure out all week.
On friday I had a 5 tail economy 7 smart meter installed and every night at 2 am the RCD trips and you cant reset it until 9 am so the problem is obviously to do with the off peak supply coming on. Theres only 1 rcd for...
Does anyone know if there is a product for protecting mains tails in walls apart from conduit?
In sure ive seen stainless steel capping or something similiar that can be earthed and is drill bit resistant?
Quick question. I’ve been to a job earlier to find a fault, but this connection was at the main switch. The first set of tails come from the meter and the second set are down to another duel RCD board. Looks doggers. Checked the Schneider manufacturing instructions and I was...
Just doing a newbuild where the DB will be about 8m from the cut out/meter box. 25mm tails run in conduit on the surface of the outside wall then direct through the wall to the DB inside the house. DNO have provided a (non-fused) isolator in the meter cupboard after their 100A cut out...
Extraordinary day. Five hours on the phone with SSE (is it me?) Trying to get new supply connected. Meter already there just need connecting/energising. Yesterday arranged 8:30 a.m. next day connection (today). Engineer attended and informed me; "you have to connect these meters yourself we...