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hutch6447

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Hi all I have a job to do on 12th august, its changing consumer board so need main fuse dropping now after 12 years as a electrician in forces I am new to this domestic s**t I have rang them up and I ave to ring suppliers up then I ring suppliers up and get told I cant speak to them its all ****ing me right off I just want them to set a date to drop main fuse so I can complete this job to schedule. Anyone got any advice on the matter any numbers you can ring that get through to a department that will deal with it or every time you have a job that requires you to pull main fuse do you have to go through this headache?
 
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growler

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where do you live? i can pull it out for a fee !!
 
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hutch6447

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No there are a few but the last job I did was southend they came out fine this job is in bury St Edmunds and its a nightmare, if you pull it yourself what do you do about re sealing? I have phoned my gov bod up and NIC just agree and give you no advice its pants.
 
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hutch6447

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no thanks sure I can manage it myself but these jokers are meant to come out and do it!
 
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StuSpiers

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I have never come accross these so called seals in 17 years of sparkying.

cough......
 
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hutch6447

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yeah I know I get the jist just pull it yourself, but what happens if they come and read the meter or an engineer from suppliers has to come round and you have dropped the fuse which they harp on about being there property.
 
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hutch6447

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so whats the score what do you do just pull it and leave it unsealed!
 

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what seal?
 
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hutch6447

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omg I get sorry I decided to do electrics in civvy street I wish I stayed in army and got shot at for fun!
 
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StuSpiers

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you can buy seals and sealing tools from ebay for a few pounds.

They are not 'official' but do look the part.

You are allowed to break the seals for emergency Fuseboard changes.......
 
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Knobhead

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Hutch, use the site search function. This subject reappears time and time again.
 
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BillyH

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Are you absolutely sure there was a seal on it when you arrived? Be hard to prove and just as hard to prove you removed it. Thankfully this problem does'nt occur too often as others have said
 
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Just pull the thing, If anybody asks it was already gone
 

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stop being a pussy, man up and tug that fuse!
 
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Dave 85

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yeah I know I get the jist just pull it yourself, but what happens if they come and read the meter or an engineer from suppliers has to come round and you have dropped the fuse which they harp on about being there property.
This is what you do.....
Lie, lie, lie, deny, deny..."wern't me guv" "what main fuse seal?" "I never even been to that part of the country boss" "I was in prague at the time" "no thats not my name on the cert" "Im not even a sparky"
 
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Rauer

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Seals are living in meter boxes these days? I thought they lived in the ocean?
 
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sparky-s-w

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just club it
 
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sparks1973

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wot you supposed to do eh?...work on energised tails?....if that bullit warrents pulling...then pull it...just be sure to verify it wont fall apart in your hands though first wont you...
 
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sparks1973

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Seals are living in meter boxes these days? I thought they lived in the ocean?
come on....everyone knows they live at the zoo....
 

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One of my customers took it upon himself to arrange it all when I said I was going to pull the fuse.It all went without a hitch,the EDF engineer arrived on the appointed day and pulled the fuse in the morning and even phoned up to see how I was doing at mid day.He even came back earlier when I was finished and stuck the fuse back in.He was a good bloke and very helpful but I guess this is a bit of an exception.He did take a picture of it all when he had sealed it up again.
 
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sparks1973

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whats this big deal anyway about bullin bullits for?....if you NEED to pull it...then pull it..(the bullit that is)...
 
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mogga

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"He did take a picture of it all when he had sealed it up again. " more and more people taking photos to prove their work in the paper trail even guy fitting out dishwasher came and took pictures of where it was going and after it was fitted
 
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hutch6447

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OK will blow the ******* up if it means I am not a pussy!
 
This is an area which needs sorting out. Everyone knows that seal-breaking goes on unofficially, yet technically it is breaking the law.
Personally, I get the supplier to fit an isolator when I have a CU change to do (some free, some charge), but it drives me mad that this stupidity is still going on....
A meter fitter with a few weeks training can pull the fuse, yet a qualified electrician cannot because it's dangerous! We need all suppliers to do what SSE do, and issue temp seals to allow safe working while arranging to have the fuse "officially resealed" at a later date when the sparky has finished.
 
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hutch6447

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Yes agree with that one! Sparky's should be able to ring up and just confirm they are going to pull the fuse then once job has been completed get the test and re seal that would make sense to me.
 
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