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jas135

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Hi guys ,
First post here . I am no electrician but am about to start work on a shop premises where the electric has been disconnected due to compnay going bankrupt . There is no power on the premises .
We have tried calling the power compnay to reconnect but they cannot do it until a week tomorrow , so here is my dilemma ....
I need to start work on the refit of the premises and was wondering how I ( well a qualified electrician) would stand if I cut the tails from the meter to feed the electric to the store using a generator . I know it is physically possible , but am worried if we would get into trouble by pulling the tails from the meter .
How would we stand if we dont actually touch the meter , but reroute the tails ?

Thanks , Jazz
 
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If it s arefit, why not just gut all the old stuff out and have the generator for temp supply. Get your electrician to assemble a temp site board. Or are you not tearing the whole shop out?
 
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jas135

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Its not a major refit , it is only a seaonal let on the south coast . We have got only 10 days to get our work done and out of that 7 of them ppotentially will have no electric . The premises is a labryinth of rooms and offices as well as a 2000 sq ft retail area so we ( I )thought we could just pull the tails and run a generator straight through so all sockets and lights in the building will be working for us to crack on . But dont really want to get into any trouble for tampering etc ..
What would the electric company be likely to say if they turned up next weds to see we had done that to the tails ??
 
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Hi mate i work for elecy board, as long as there is no sign of theft of electricity there should be no problem for the electrician to disconnect them from the meter and put them into the genorator, when they reconnect your supply they will reseal the new meter.
 

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