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Metal Wall Cabinet for fuse box/meter

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Possom, 22 May 2020.

  1. Possom

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    I'm looking for a metal wall-mounted internal cabinet into which a mains fuse box and meter etc can be placed in order to cover this up.

    Obviously I'd get an electrician to install; I'm interested in looking at what designs are available first.

    Would this product potentially be suitable, provided it's the correct size? I'm not sure if it has some other intended purpose?

    https://www.se.com/ww/en/product/NS...ange=2535-spacial-crn&parent-category-id=5800

    Or if anyone wants to suggest any links to any other products which may possibly be suitable, that would be very appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. EFLImpudence

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    Lots of people use these -

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    What do you mean mains fuse box and meter?

    Do you mean consumer unit or the supply cut-out (main fuse).
     
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  4. Possom

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    (I'm not an electrician, but) the main fuse box for the house, the meter from which meter readings are taken from and some other plastic box of some description there don't know what it is. Basically just wanted this all tucked in a metal wall box.
     
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    You asked the same question on the screwfix forum and got good replies there. But importantly, neither you nor an electrician can move the meter into a box. It is NOT yours to interfere with.
     
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    That box is a general purpose cabinet designed for building electrical panels into - thing terminals, contactors, relays, etc, etc fixed to the plate in the back, switch and indictors in the door. Very common in industrial settings.
    You would have to get the DNO to come and move the service head into it. Bear in mind that is likely to cost a fair bit as they'll probably get live working jointers in to cut the cable in the street and re-connect it afterwards. Then you may have to get your electricity supplier to move the meter. And your electrician to move the CU. Chances of doing this all at the same time - nil.
    The metal box will also stop smart meters communicating to their network (while the door is shut) - which some might see as an advantage.
    What most people might do is build a wooden cupboard around the whole lot. Can be done without disturbing any of the electrics.
     
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