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core404

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Hi

First of all i would like to openly admit to you all that i am no electrician .

This is my problem :-

I was installing a new ring into the fusebox via a new 32a fuse round at my friends house as he as strangly only got 1 single socket in each room of his house and was a bit annoyed in having to use extension cables all over the house .

But when installing the 6mm twin and earth wire via the new 32a into the fuse i box the mains cable coming from the meter to the fusebox mysteriously came away (i was shocked , not literally quite thankfully)

Is there anyway of disconnecting the power supply before the fusebox so i can safely put the wire back into place .

Thanks and sorry

Joe .
 
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core404

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is that in the black box before it hits the meter ?
 
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Cirrus

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You say you installed 6mm twin and earth cable for a 32A circuit supplying sockets???????
 
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core404

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Its no wind up !

yes i installed 6mm twin & earth to an isolator from there i ran 2.5mm to the double sockets.

"should be sir, hope you know what your doing. im not liable for death"

thats why i'm asking for a safe way to disconnect the mains before the power hits the meter/fusebox so i don't get electricuted mate.

how can i do this ?

Thanks

Joe
 
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Cirrus

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Yeah, really if you don't have a clue how to safely isolate a fuseboard then get a pro in who will know.
 
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core404

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tbh i cant really afford it and as it was me who was doing it for my mate and now he as no power what so ever it should be me who rectifies this problem.

could you just tell me how i can disconnect the power supply please ?
 
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bahco

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i really think you should ask your bank for a overdraft and call in a electrician.

you obviously havnt got a clue what your doing and could hurt yourself or others in the process.

get a professional in to sort it for god sake
 
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Cirrus

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It's like everything - easy when you know how. See, the thing is - I will not advise you on what you need to do as I think it is too dangerous for a 'novice'. By the sounds of it you need to safely isolate the consumer unit and re-instate the tails in order to restore power. I couldn't sleep if I knew I had tried to give you the 'on-line' tutorial of how to do this and you ended up seriously injured - or worse. I know pride is a big thing but please, just pay a sparky a few quid to make it safe. It won't cost the earth and will take him 5 mins.
 
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EasyFox

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Core404 where are you located mate?

Post some pictures if possible so we know what you have dissconnected exactly.
Cirrus is right it would be wrong to give a step by step guide to you as a novice.
 
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rumrunner

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Dont worry about it ,just put the wire back where it came from ,there is no need to turn it off as long as you are carefull, pull all the fuses out first ,so theres no load ,and just put it back in ,simple

good luck
 
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Grae79

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yes i installed 6mm twin & earth to an isolator from there i ran 2.5mm to the double sockets.
OOI, why'd you do that? am confused about it. how does the isolator/6mm twin come into it if you've run the ring from a 32A fuse like you said?
 
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wayne

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seriously you get it wrong its a potential trip to the hospital or /and a call to the electric board . they frown when experienced guys do it right and prosecute when amatuers do it wrong!!!
also they is the whole issue of part p ........but i suspect your not worrying about that;)
 
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Andy M

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Certainly a BIG PROBLEM

DIY MUPPETS SHOULD LEAVE WELL ALONE

Are you going to do a Building Notice or just break the law?

Actually we need a High Profile DIY Death to raise public awareness, as John Prescott didn't fulfill his side of the bargain.
 
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Grae79

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is that the wiring connections for the defibrillator that the paramedic's will be using? :rolleyes:
 
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