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🤣 it's looking like it might come to that Freddo. Got a metabo wall chaser could just get my straight edges with it and just blast out the back and sides
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The Hager flush 10 way board is only a little wider but is about 10CM taller.
It's 20mm to deep as well unfortunately
 
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I've recently changed several recessed boards, where it was preferable to keep them recessed. Invariably the newer boards are taller, so I just accept having to chop a bit of wall out.

Obviously easier if stud, but if brick or block then either manual chisels & hammer and/or battery angle grinder (since there typically won't be mains power).
 
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rip out the guts. fit MK main switch and6 x RCBOs into existng recessed board. refit original front cover, appropriately labelled.
 
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BG Nexus is another one at 366x252x68 for 12 ways so you would have to cut out extra 30mm around.
Alternatively use existing guts as sugested above and get some fabricators to make you nice shiny cover for it
Thanks Kropaske

The second option would be preferable if doable. What are you suggesting leave everything in internally including din rail? And mount RCD's, MCB's etc to this. Not sure if existing din rail likely to be suitable for this or if would be falling foul of manufacturers spec. But seems like it might be doable
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rip out the guts. fit MK main switch and6 x RCBOs into existng recessed board. refit original front cover, appropriately labelled.
That's the way I'm heading Tel seems like most practical solution. Might be bit of a dumb question but is new MK main switch and RCBO's likely to fit existing din rail?
 
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Might be bit of a dumb question but is new MK main switch and RCBO's likely to fit existing din rail?
DIN rail is a standard size because it is manufactured to the DIN standard. The MCB's, RCBO's, main switches etc are all designed to fit DIN rail
 
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DIN rail is a standard size because it is manufactured to the DIN standard
Cheers mate 😄 I knew it was a pretty stupid question thanks for clarifying
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with a bit of enginrerring ingenuity, anything can be fitted to anything. look at 1940's . american Mustang fighter was crap till we fitted a RR merlin to make it one of the best fighters of the time. and that was before the world went crazy (metric, i mean).
Very true Tel lol. Got my vote this the way forward will order bits tomorrow
 
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I'd still enlarge opening to accommodate new box it's going to take you half an hour or so to do it.

If you going to refit old cover check first if your new mcb's/Rcbo's are not going to stick out little bit more preventing cover to shut properly.
 
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rip out the guts. fit MK main switch and6 x RCBOs into existng recessed board. refit original front cover, appropriately labelled.
Does the original cover meet the requirements of amendment 3 that may become the issue if trying to comply with the latest regs
 
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It is never a problem of fitting the DIN rail, it is the busbar matching the new switch/RCBO that is an issue.

Might be as cheap/easy to by a MK board for the main switch and matching busbar and get RCBO separately!
 
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I'd still enlarge opening to accommodate new box it's going to take you half an hour or so to do it.

If you going to refit old cover check first if your new mcb's/Rcbo's are not going to stick out little bit more preventing cover to shut properly.
Thanks for heads up Kropaske had already thought of this. Just going to order a second hand old mcb and compare it to new bits for sizing to be sure it's a goer
 
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The new devices are approximately 8mm taller through the board cover. Dimensionally when on the DIN rail they seem okay. Whether they are compatible with that enclosure in compliance with Regulations is another thing.20200914_165445.jpg20200914_165423.jpg20200914_170239.jpg
 

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