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Could you suggest an fused isolator of choice, to install in a recessed external metering cubicle, in a domestic installation, this will be required to terminate a 25mm SWA
I am unsure of how much space I can utilise of the standard enclosure, not to encroach on the DNO cut-out and meter installation
 
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Not quite sure, tried to ring ,but only got as far as the telephone gestapo, reading out the cubicle size required
info I already have
 

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Well, unfortunately the gestapo don’t allow any equipment in their enclosures apart from their own..
You will need to install an extra enclosure for your kit or have the isolator internal near enough back to back with their meter
 

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In Norwich and Wales, i have been allowed to install a enclosure inside the meter cupboard. Once you get through to the right person and explain they have been happy. To give me the go ahead via email.
 

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seen loads of installs, done in 80's and 90's where isolators have been fitted in meter cabinets at new build stage. as long as there's room, bung one in.
 
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I love the way DNO’s believe they can dictate what you can put into your property.
 
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Good plan, until they say OK we'll just remove our equipment from your property.
This all boils down to whether you are willing to stand your ground, and how far you are willing to take it.
The DNOs have no real grounds to refuse to allow an isolator or switchfuse in a meter cupboard.
In fact if you are willing to pay them, I bet they would be quite happy to install one for you.
 

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I've installed loads. As long as you're sensible and leave room for them to fit their equipment I've never had a problem.
 

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Tend to use the Wylex switchfuse. Have used the Lewden one in the past - its a bit cheaper. However I think its crap in comparison.
 

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I have a din enclosure with main switch and 2 HRC fuseholders in mine, it fills the box nicely leaving no room for a smart meter.
 

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Well, unfortunately the gestapo don’t allow any equipment in their enclosures apart from their own..
You will need to install an extra enclosure for your kit or have the isolator internal near enough back to back with their meter
You could get them to provide one...…..I wonder where they would put it?;)
 
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