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Still new to this game just not seen this before..Got to install a small 2 way unit for a loft conversion so popped in today for a recce and found this, the incoming line and neutral splits before the meter and main fuse and goes through to next door?....
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Got to love the wet pants as well, gas pipe right through the middle of the cupboard!
 
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SparkyChick

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Pass through supply. Seen quite a few. Not quite like that granted, but still reasonably common round here.
 

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Pass through supply. Seen quite a few. Not quite like that granted, but still reasonably common round here.
Thanks Sc, I knew it was legal although rough round the edges it’s been done properly ish....not common round here at all got me scratching me head 😂 every day is a school day in this game
 

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There was a guy on here a couple of weeks ago with a similar arrangement.
Wanted to know how he could disconnect his neighbors because they were annoying him.

It was not identical and I won’t explain exactly in case he reads this but it would have needed a dose of fairy dust.

Thread didn’t last long before being closed without his required answer!
 

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Typically the ones I see round here are either an old cream metal service head with MICC in and out to the next one or a standard service head (of varying ages) with two cables in the bottom. Much cleaner and nicer looking that that example you have :)

I have had one site where I believe the other installation had a realtively bad fault... certainly nothing on the installation I was working on, but I was getting some interesting voltage readings between L-N-E, unfortunately they declined my offer of a free check.
 

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Shared or looped supply. The nest street to me is all like that with one supply cable for every two houses on the terrace. They are terminated better than that though with proper service heads rather than just a heat shrink breakout boot, which is what that looks like.
 

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That TNS earthing is a real botch up....especially that connection to next door. You'll need to call the DNO to sort it out.
 
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Baddegg

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That TNS earthing is a real botch up....especially the connection to next door. You'll need to call the DNO to sort it out.
Was going to contact regarding the main earth connection anyways so will inform of that as well, the fuse carrier is also floating, Ze measured at 0.08 though....
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That TNS earthing is a real botch up....especially that connection to next door. You'll need to call the DNO to sort it out.
The earthing was the thing that was bothering me the most as if you were working next door how would ever verify it? Visually and Parallel paths etc ..
 
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Tell them it's serious.
I found this a couple of years ago...I think I posted photos.
Two supplies through one really big old terraced house, the second one going through the wall to next door. They were out the same day to sort it. I was testing in the second one, the supply coming through the wall, as shown.
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The supplies came in to the first house, via cellar wall entry, in capping and casing to a double fused head, one for each property. Then tails through a piece of conduit in the wall.


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I couldn't get to the actual entry point at the other end of the C+C because of problems getting entry to next door for any length of time.
Done really well, originally.
 

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AM I right in thinking you are in a WPD area for the dno @Baddegg ??
Have come across something very similar at some old miners cottages out Radstock /Midsomer Norton way. Called up WPD and explained my concerns they sent an engineer out to take a look, was literally 2 roads away from the depot mind!! later that week they swapped the cut out for a nice new TNS one in both properties, albeit still a looped supply but done a lot tidier. I find them quite good with these sort of things as they rely on sparks to call in the poor cut outs to upgrade them as over time they will do them all but need ot prioritise.
 

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Hi @Gavin John Hyde, no mate don’t think we WPD here...SSEN I believe, never seen the likes before in any other house around here, this one is directly opposite my own house as well..
 

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I think I’ve got one on Monday’s job. Posted this photo on the “good morning” thread already.
If you look at the incoming cable, there’s an outgoing cable beside it, and tails supplying the cutout fuse for this property.

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I think I’ve got one on Monday’s job. Posted this photo on the “good morning” thread already.
If you look at the incoming cable, there’s an outgoing cable beside it, and tails supplying the cutout fuse for this property.

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A lot of the older fuseboard as shown in your image above have little asbestos based fibre pads in the back of the fuses. I was told once via a companies method of work book that you should wear a respirator even if it might seem a little OTT for such small amount as if the fuses have blown at various times there could be loose asbestos fibres in the back. not much but mere mention of asbestos gets a lot of companies running for the hills
 

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A lot of the older fuseboard as shown in your image above have little asbestos based fibre pads in the back of the fuses. I was told once via a companies method of work book that you should wear a respirator even if it might seem a little OTT for such small amount as if the fuses have blown at various times there could be loose asbestos fibres in the back. not much but mere mention of asbestos gets a lot of companies running for the hills
Thanks, @Gavin John Hyde im aware of asbestos in those old boards.
 

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