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Working on a new build site i've come back to a property that i'd 1st fixed to find someone has cut all the cables going to the exterior of the house including the 25mm meter tails in the meter box.

The house has been boarded so renewing the cables isn't really an option. What would be the correct way to extend 25mm cables as they are about 1M short as they enter the meter box. I know this is far from ideal but I don't really seem to have any other option.
 
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I would fit a large ip rated enclosure where the tails have been cut then double pole Henley inside and then either trunk or kopex tails to the meter box.
 

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Working on a new build site i've come back to a property that i'd 1st fixed to find someone has cut all the cables going to the exterior of the house including the 25mm meter tails in the meter box.

The house has been boarded so renewing the cables isn't really an option. What would be the correct way to extend 25mm cables as they are about 1M short as they enter the meter box. I know this is far from ideal but I don't really seem to have any other option.
A MF enclosure with din rail connectors and maybe a Henley for the tails, sited as close to the cut off cables as possible to make a decent job of it and extend the cable runs to the correct position I would have thought. Oh and give the Divvy that cut the cables to short a stiff talking to
 
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Even if it’s been skimmed, just carry on like a plumber:
smash holes in the plasterboard and do whatever you need. Someone else can sort out the making good.
 

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Whne you say someone has cut all the cables going outside ha sthis been done from outside or inside?
If from outside I presume that copper thieves are the likely culprits?

I wouldnt be happy with a joint in meter tails, I would insist on replacing them. The idiot who cut them will be paying the bill, or if it was thieves then your insurance will be paying.
 
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Yea they've been cut on the outside of the house. Either copper thieves or someone who has an issue with my company. This is the tails coming through the cavity into the meter box.IMG_20190828_105353848.jpg

Its quite a run through the house and under the stairs back to the CU.
 

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Yea they've been cut on the outside of the house. Either copper thieves or someone who has an issue with my company. This is the tails coming through the cavity into the meter box.View attachment 51871

Its quite a run through the house and under the stairs back to the CU.
CU THIEVES DEFO you mentioned other cables though, or am I mistaken?
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Working on a new build site i've come back to a property that i'd 1st fixed to find someone has cut all the cables going to the exterior of the house including the 25mm meter tails in the meter box.

The house has been boarded so renewing the cables isn't really an option. What would be the correct way to extend 25mm cables as they are about 1M short as they enter the meter box. I know this is far from ideal but I don't really seem to have any other option.
To getbthe right picture is it just the tails that have been nicked or all the circuit conductors as well? because I understood your said including the tails, which indicated to me that all the CU cables had been cut
 

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Yea they've been cut on the outside of the house. Either copper thieves or someone who has an issue with my company. This is the tails coming through the cavity into the meter box.View attachment 51871

Its quite a run through the house and under the stairs back to the CU.
It can't be that far surely as tails are limited to 3 metres? Or is this insulated and sheathed singles being used for a submain and not actually the tails?
 
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CU THIEVES DEFO you mentioned other cables though, or am I mistaken?
Sorry, yes my cables for Outside lights and outside sockets had also been cut. The fact that they'd cut off 30cm of 2.5mm made me consider perhaps it wasn't just scrap that they were after and someone has a problem with me onsite.
 

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Sorry, yes my cables for Outside lights and outside sockets had also been cut. The fact that they'd cut off 30cm of 2.5mm made me consider perhaps it wasn't just scrap that they were after and someone has a problem with me onsite.
Ah well then my advice could be construed as inaccurate then Henly blocks in an enclosure would be best for the tails the others would need to see to offer the best advice.
 
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Having seen the photo I assume that the meter box is going where the block is you may just have enough to make off in Henly blocks but you have to consider that on the LHS is normally where the cut-out is. If not they will have to be replaced and the developers will have to get to grips with that is what will have to be done you should not be having to bodge a new installation.
 

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The fact that they'd cut off 30cm of 2.5mm made me consider perhaps it wasn't just scrap that they were after and someone has a problem with me onsite.
It doesn't matter how long or how big or how much, they'll take everything that's easy to get.
 
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