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Wylex Consumer Unit - Fire Rating

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by RMS, 9 Oct 2017.

  1. RMS

    RMS

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    Hi All

    Wylext consumer unit mounted on wall up against ceiling in a ground floor flat. Then two large rectangular knock outs have been removed out the back for cables to pass through.

    The wall is plaster board (dot and dab) and the plaster board had been removed completely where these knock outs are. I’m concerned this will pose a enhanced risk if there was a fire within the consumer unit or am I overreacting?

    Any ideas on how best to fix this with minimal disruption?

    Thanks
     
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  3. Iggifer

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    You're over-reacting.

    If it really bothers you, you can buy fire sealant and seal them all up. But if you ever want to add any cables through this sealed up hole again, forget it. That stuff is horrible.

    You have to draw the line somewhere, next it'll be intumescent liners in all sockets and switches.
     
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  4. ban-all-sheds

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    FGS - don't give them ideas for 18th Edition AMD 1!
     
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    :whistle: Tbh I’m surprised that hasn’t happened already
     
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    Whole-house fire suppression.

    When the alarm goes off you've got 30s to vacate the premises before all the oxygen disappears...
     
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    They are available and are used when required.
     
  9. Iggifer

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    I’m aware they’re available. But they are yet to be as widely required as metal consumer units
     
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    Consumer units aren't fire rated
     
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