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Have a job to replace 6 way recessed DB. Have looked extensively online but smallest can find is 10 way. Seems there's
limited choice with these. Don't mind if have to chisel away abit to but need something preferably near the existing dimensions which are: Width 305, Height 180, Depth 80. Any help appreciated
 
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The smallest flush CU I can think of is Proteus, but probably too tall for your recess.

Wylex made flush fit covers for some of their CUs. Is that worth exploring?


Edit: Proteus CU is taller and slightly deeper than your recess and here's an example of the Wylex covers I'd commented on, but it's also a bit too tall.
 
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I think you will struggle to get the height as low as that. Is it an old fuse board that is being replaced?
 
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The smallest flush CU I can think of is Proteus, but probably too tall for your recess.

Wylex made flush fit covers for some of their CUs. Is that worth exploring?


Edit: Proteus CU is taller and slightly deeper than your recess and here's an example of the Wylex covers I'd commented on, but it's also a bit too tall.
Thanks mate checked out both proteus to tell like you said and the wylex lids would of been a nice work around but again unfortunately the boards the are made for them are to tall.
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I think you will struggle to get the height as low as that. Is it an old fuse board that is being replaced?
It is mate it's an old MK board attached photo
 

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Have you looked at skeleton consumer units, I have had a very quick look but difficult to work out what would fit your needs as the depth looks to be the problem
One thought might be to just use the guts and the cover of a skeleton board mounted in the existing box
 
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Does it have to be recessed, get a big enough surface board to cover the existing hole.
 
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Does it have to be recessed, get a big enough surface board to cover the existing hole.
It's at low level in tight walkway Westward. Have suggested an oversized one might be an answer to client but can understand why wouldn't be keen on this
 
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What is the wall made of, it looks like a stud wall?
 
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I wouldn't have thought a ten way would need much of a difference in hole aperture it might even be too small. The existing board is ten module with the main rcd switch with a huge gap to the left a ten way would be twelve including the main switch.
 
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The Hager flush 10 way board is only a little wider but is about 10CM taller.

Edit I'm wrong, the box width is narrower at 298MM
The box height is 252MM, still 7CM to cut out.
Measurements in install manual here.
 

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