break the seal on your incoming fuse holder


Postby arslanbashir » Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:11 pm

i want to install a new consumer unit but it has no isolator so how can turn off the supply to install it
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Postby thedoctor » Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:25 pm

You need to contact an electrician registered and qualified to certify the work in accordance with Part P of the building regulations. Any work done to your consumer unit must be certified as safe.
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Postby wintonian » Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:09 pm

There will be a very large fuse located before the Electricity meter. The seal must be broken and the fuse pulled out. This will isolate the meter and the consumer unit.
Before doing this, however, you must contact your Local Authority Building Control department (LABC) (look in your local Yellow Pages for their number). You will need to apply for permission to do the work. If you believe that you are competent to do the work yourself, the law allows you to do so, but it must be inspected and tested in accordance with the requirements of the LABC. You will find that they are very helpful and will advise you on what you need to do.
They will charge you a fee when you make the application, but will, at their expense, appoint a qualified electrician to inspect your work at least twice.
But, above all, [b]the law now requires that you notify this type of work[/b] to the LABC.
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Postby thedoctor » Fri Mar 16, 2007 2:37 pm

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