Will this come off the wall easily?

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Hi,

Will the 2 visible screws allow this to come off the wall or are they just holding the cover on ?

Going to put insulated plasterboard on that wall and the main meter next to it is on a screwed board which will easily allow me to slide the plasterboard under it - would be nice to do same with this isolating switch but want to double check as there's no way to easily isolate it.

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the main meter next to it is on a screwed board which will easily allow me to slide the plasterboard

What will be supporting the meter board while you slide the plaster board behind it ? Normally the incoming mains cable and the cut out ( the main fuse ) will also be on that board. Depending on the age and condition of the incoming mains cable moving the meter board can be hazardous.
 
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What will be supporting the meter board while you slide the plaster board behind it ? Normally the incoming mains cable and the cut out ( the main fuse ) will also be on that board. Depending on the age and condition of the incoming mains cable moving the meter board can be hazardous.

Cheers for the concern - as per this pic you'll see it's all fairly straightforward - that brown board is just 4 screws, the incoming cable is neatly laid out and just wrap clipped and goes out through the wall just above the top of the photo. The cabling off to the dist board from the iso switch isnt currently fixed to the wall and just has a metre vertical run up to our bungalow ceiling so can all be shunted forward easily. So as long as we are careful we feel ok doing it as the iso switch looks to be the only issue.
 

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The ""just 4 screws"" may not unscrew easily if they have become rusted in the wall. Arranging a temporary support for the board will save you having to hold the board in place while you struggle to shift the last 2 screws
 
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The ""just 4 screws"" may not unscrew easily if they have become rusted in the wall.

In which case I would take out the first screw, and replace it with a longer one (very likely need a new plasplug as well); take out the next and replace, until you have four new, longer, free-moving and secure screws.

Hex-headed are particularly easy to slacken and tighten.

There should be spacers round the screws behind the board to hold it away from the wall.
 
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No screws only remove the cover.
I feared that was the case. I'm elec saavy but not qualified etc and don't like the sound of removing that cover then - it's no so much if theres exposed stuff, more so the shifting around of something when its exposed. unless you think otherwise?
 
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Stuff it - just tried one of those 4 larger screws, its in there solid - gotta love slotted screws ! o_O

It's all now going to stay where it is and the insulation board will be cut around it - build control are ok with that. Will all end up in a cupboard anyway.

Thanks all for the help.
 
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Except that you can slacken them off to give the necessary space, then remove the bottom two to slide a piece underneath, then replace the bottom two and take out the top two. At no time is the board dangling.
 
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Except that you can slacken them off to give the necessary space, then remove the bottom two to slide a piece underneath, then replace the bottom two and take out the top two.
That would be a good plan, were it not for ...
Stuff it - just tried one of those 4 larger screws, its in there solid ....

Kind Regards, John
 

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