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What the heck is that , it looks like the crate I chuck all my off cuts in...

that surely can’t be an existing in use installation ?
Yes I found that hidden underneath a floorboard it is a s plan heating system with solar panels integrated the builder carrying out a loft conversion discovered it and rung me. There’s more than that junction boxes galore sockets lights jointed together I’ve done loads of work there recently have ripped out loads of wiring had a mere when I changed consumer unit but all good now and safe the previous builder cut all the main support beams to fit velux windows builder condemned it instantly but 8 weeks later all safe for them to move back in 👍
 
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Well it didn't used to be a legal requirement in this country - is it actually a legal requirement ? If it is, then there must have been an assessment done. Given the normal opinion that electricity and water should never mix - it seems odd to insist on putting stuff outside, given how flimsy the cabinets are.
If I'm ever forced to do that, I;d be looking for a galvanised steel box, with a mesh cover on the door so it can be rendered and painted to match the house. What do you mean, it'll block radio signals ? Why would I want my meter talking to the world every half hour !

I'm still trying to think what to do with the fugly box a previous owner stuck on the front of this house for the gas meter. Of course, not being built in, it's even more obtrusive than the built on ones.
bypass the gas meter. brick it all in, tell them you are an all electric household. then sell the meter to a cannabis farm. sorted.
 
Well it didn't used to be a legal requirement in this country - is it actually a legal requirement ? If it is, then there must have been an assessment done. Given the normal opinion that electricity and water should never mix - it seems odd to insist on putting stuff outside, given how flimsy the cabinets are.
If I'm ever forced to do that, I;d be looking for a galvanised steel box, with a mesh cover on the door so it can be rendered and painted to match the house. What do you mean, it'll block radio signals ? Why would I want my meter talking to the world every half hour !

I'm still trying to think what to do with the fugly box a previous owner stuck on the front of this house for the gas meter. Of course, not being built in, it's even more obtrusive than the built on ones.

It does mean when you have house fire the whole house power can be killed before fire fighters gain entry.

There plenty of better more solidly built boxes out there but as usual housebuilders will go with the cheapest possible option
 

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There's another thread on here about installing a low-power shower circuit, one of those which uses hot and cold supplies and has pump. Here's a step-by-step pictorial guide to just such a thing...and just in case anyone reading this is tempted to follow suit DON'T!

First of all, make sure you have a handy double socket in the hall outside the bathroom, and just ignore the now redundant FCU.
Then, drill a hole through the wall and insert some flex, and put a plug on it, for inserting into the aforementioned socket. Don't use the cord-grip, obviously.
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