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On a job this morning doing an EICR. As you will see from photos main live conductor showing signs of burning out at termination. Checked tightness of termination and main switch all seemed fine. I thought I would check main fuse rating to see rating of this. Supply is tncs with 16mm live conductors and 10mm main earth. On checking main fuse I come across what you can see in photo. A hollow round tube in fuse link terminals. This surely isn't legit? The fuse was sealed so I assume it was supplier that put it in
 

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Maybe it was sealed by the same person who seal the consumer side of the isolator.
 
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Looks like 20mm galv conduit

wonder what rating they put on the certificate
 
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The clue is the Red carrier.
That's a supply to a Flat / Apartment in a multi flat /appartment property.
All sourced from a single supply to the building.
Looks like an aluminium link.
 
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Maybe it was sealed by the same person who seal the consumer side of the isolator.
So the presence of the isolator totally does away with need for the fuse? Thing is this is rated at 100 amps and pretty sure was 16mm main live and 10mm earth
 
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So the presence of the isolator totally does away with need for the fuse? Thing is this is rated at 100 amps and pretty sure was 16mm main live and 10mm earth
Eh? Not sure what you mean by that.
 
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So the presence of the isolator totally does away with need for the fuse? Thing is this is rated at 100 amps and pretty sure was 16mm main live and 10mm earth
there will be fused protection at the building intake to each flat
 
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It's not a fuse it's a link!

This is fused upstream somewhere.

There will be an incomer to the property, at this point it will split into several fused supplies - one to each flat for example.

In the flat there will be a link - clearly marked as it will have a dark red / maroon coloured holder.
 
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It was this one.
 
snowhead

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And if you Google DNO cut out red fuse carrier within 0.36 of a second there are thousands of pictures and replies explaining what they are.
 
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You need to find the main incomer to the building.

And be wary of pulling main fuses, this should be left to suitably trained and equipped persons.
 
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