DNO fuse with ace9000 telexus meter BY DIYer !!!!!!!!!

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DNO fuse with ace9000 telexus meter may fall out BY DIYer !!!!!!!!!

I need to change the consumer unit there is a Henley 60/80a fuse, should i let it fall out????

Fuse is in good nick looks like it was installed when the meter was put in.

What will Scottish power charge for an isolation switch?

will providers rather than suppliers install isolation switch's?

Is the meter going to record fuse disconnection?
 
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Do you honestly think anyone on here is going to say yes to you?
 
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Do you honestly think anyone on here is going to say yes to you?

there's more than one question.

i would expect the qualified and unhelpfull to say get an electrician. with no reasoning regarding the fuse.

however i am hoping there will be some that will at least provide more answers and reasons.
 
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Are we talking about the main fuse falling out of the fuse housing?
Letting that fall out would be plain daft!
Is the meter going to record fuse disconnection, I have no doubt it will but is that a problem? Other than you having no power?
The electrician can install and isolator when they change the CU.
 
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It is illegal (and dangerous) for you to interfere with a DNO fuse.
Ask Scottish power how much they charge for an isolator.
 
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What will a qualified sparky cost to fit an isolation switch for safety reasons? (as he is allowed to let it fall out lol )
 
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Only your meter operator and the network operator are allowed to remove service fuses.

You need to telephone the people you buy your electricity from and request an isolator. Then you'll know how much it will cost.
 
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Only your meter operator and the network operator are allowed to remove service fuses.

You need to telephone the people you buy your electricity from and request an isolator. Then you'll know how much it will cost.

I belive SELECT has some sort off agreement regarding these fuses with the provider and it is common place they get pulled by sparky's in scotland.(many providers allow it)
 
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I don't know about that. It certainly is NOT the case in England. All I can suggest is contacting a couple of local sparkies and ask if they would be willing to do your job.
 
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I belive SELECT has some sort off agreement regarding these fuses with the provider and it is common place they get pulled by sparky's in scotland.(many providers allow it)

It is common place in the rest of the UK but still not permitted by the Electricity at Work and other regs unless the individuals are trained and authorised in writing by the DNO or supplier on their behalf (there are only two DNOs cover Scotland the main fuses belong to them not the providers (suppliers))

There have been systems put in place by suppliers to train electricians to do this work when they are working on behalf of the suppliers changing meters but NOT where the electricians are working for themselves.
 
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I need to change the consumer unit
And do a complete rewire:

http://www.diynot.com/forums/electrics/elictrical-work-in-1900s-house.325643/


Do you really think you are competent to do work of this magnitude?

Replace and repair. Some of the old system will stay. Some will be replaced and repaired.

And as for me being competent ...well even qualified spark's are not competent.

And yes. i am only repairing and replacing. More too the point i have nice helpfully people like yourself too help me out if i get stuck.

BTW After a risk assessment regarding the dno fuse. i have booked supplier to come and fit an isolator switch. Which is also more than many qualified competant sparks would do. lol
 
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I'd love for you to provide an update once you have finished your re-wire, but I suspect you will have killed yourself long before that......
 
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never killed myself last time :D

The majority of diyers never killed themselves 20/30 years ago.

Last time - was a new fuse box, new lighting circiut and new ring main in a 2 room premises. no warrant.mind you was a long time ago,unsure if you even neded one) Now i am trying it proper LIKE. Following as many rules as possible.

So please be helpfull lol

I am fully aware that electricty can kill.
 

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