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Got a call from a mate today. All power out. Seems cutout fuse blown, they just had a new hot tub put in.
Opened meter box to find this. I think it's complete arse on many levels, but DNO chap came out and replaced fuse without any whinging. I was quite surprised, but I guess it's a Sunday!
 
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Seem to remember allowed 3 meters to the over load device? Idea is for when coming from bus bars, but if the fuse/MCB is within 3 meters think it's allowed?
 

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An SWA with no gland, single insulated and unprotected conductors going straight to the block, doesn't look like the SWA is earthed? I assume the grey tails are feeding the original CU in the house. What is in the capping to the right?
In my opinion the SWA should be discon from the block asap.
 

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An SWA with no gland, single insulated and unprotected conductors going straight to the block, doesn't look like the SWA is earthed? I assume the grey tails are feeding the original CU in the house. What is in the capping to the right?
In my opinion the SWA should be discon from the block asap.
Spot on,
looks like armour is not bonded.
Because the single insulated conductors are in an enclosure requiring a tool or key to open I think they are ok being single insulated.

I would prefer to see an isolator between Henley block and outgoing swa.
And a gland on the end would be a good start!

Also, that is brand new install. Dust from drilling still on ground where it fell.
Would love to see the certificate for that installation.;)
 
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richy3333

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DNO won't be bothered as after their equipment. The 3m referred to above is an ESQCR Reg re main tails. This is a 'sub-main' and IMHO should have suitable protection for the cable.

Also with the cut-out on its side the electricity is prone to leaking out :D
 
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An SWA with no gland, single insulated and unprotected conductors going straight to the block, doesn't look like the SWA is earthed? I assume the grey tails are feeding the original CU in the house. What is in the capping to the right?
In my opinion the SWA should be discon from the block asap.
I think the amour is all GY taped up and connected to the head.
Still a s£!$ job though.
 
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