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Consumer Unit in Garage

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Hutcho, 7 Sep 2016.

  1. Hutcho

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    Hi all.
    We have just moved into a new house, which has an old fused type consumer unit installed in the garage, which supplies the rest of the house. I would like to upgrade the unit to a modern split load type, but is it acceptable to install one in the garage? Or being in the garage, would it have to have the relevant IP rating?

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  3. winston1

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    Yes they are commonly in the garage. Your electrician will advise as changing a CU is notifiable so you won't be doing it yourself will you?
     
  4. Hutcho

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    Thanks Winston. No I'll be using an electrician. Just wanted to check that we don't need to re-site the consumer unit and move it indoors
     
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