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Topic Title: Consumer unit more than 3 meters from fuse head and meter
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Created On: 21 January 2019 07:40 PM
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 Consumer unit more than 3 meters from fuse head and meter   - IronFreely - 21 January 2019 07:40 PM  
 Consumer unit more than 3 meters from fuse head and meter   - perspicacious - 21 January 2019 07:46 PM  
 Consumer unit more than 3 meters from fuse head and meter   - mikejumper - 21 January 2019 08:04 PM  
 Consumer unit more than 3 meters from fuse head and meter   - IronFreely - 21 January 2019 08:14 PM  
 Consumer unit more than 3 meters from fuse head and meter   - mikejumper - 21 January 2019 08:31 PM  
 Consumer unit more than 3 meters from fuse head and meter   - UKPN - 21 January 2019 08:49 PM  
 Consumer unit more than 3 meters from fuse head and meter   - mikejumper - 21 January 2019 09:09 PM  
 Consumer unit more than 3 meters from fuse head and meter   - chrispearson - 22 January 2019 10:01 AM  
 Consumer unit more than 3 meters from fuse head and meter   - alancapon - 21 January 2019 08:44 PM  
 Consumer unit more than 3 meters from fuse head and meter   - perspicacious - 21 January 2019 08:14 PM  
 Consumer unit more than 3 meters from fuse head and meter   - Cremeegg - 21 January 2019 08:43 PM  
 Consumer unit more than 3 meters from fuse head and meter   - Legh - 22 January 2019 06:25 PM  
 Consumer unit more than 3 meters from fuse head and meter   - Alcomax - 22 January 2019 07:38 PM  
 Consumer unit more than 3 meters from fuse head and meter   - sparkingchip - 22 January 2019 11:04 PM  
 Consumer unit more than 3 meters from fuse head and meter   - Alcomax - 21 January 2019 08:58 PM  
 Consumer unit more than 3 meters from fuse head and meter   - sparkingchip - 22 January 2019 02:40 PM  
 Consumer unit more than 3 meters from fuse head and meter   - mapj1 - 21 January 2019 09:01 PM  
 Consumer unit more than 3 meters from fuse head and meter   - mikejumper - 21 January 2019 09:14 PM  
 Consumer unit more than 3 meters from fuse head and meter   - UKPN - 21 January 2019 09:53 PM  
 Consumer unit more than 3 meters from fuse head and meter   - alancapon - 21 January 2019 10:54 PM  
 Consumer unit more than 3 meters from fuse head and meter   - John Peckham - 21 January 2019 10:53 PM  
 Consumer unit more than 3 meters from fuse head and meter   - sparkingchip - 21 January 2019 11:20 PM  
 Consumer unit more than 3 meters from fuse head and meter   - alancapon - 21 January 2019 10:58 PM  
 Consumer unit more than 3 meters from fuse head and meter   - AJJewsbury - 22 January 2019 11:38 AM  
 Consumer unit more than 3 meters from fuse head and meter   - sparkingchip - 22 January 2019 08:38 PM  
 Consumer unit more than 3 meters from fuse head and meter   - sparkingchip - 22 January 2019 08:39 PM  
 Consumer unit more than 3 meters from fuse head and meter   - IronFreely - 22 January 2019 09:42 PM  
 Consumer unit more than 3 meters from fuse head and meter   - UKPN - 22 January 2019 10:44 PM  
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IronFreely

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Joined: 06 November 2014

Just a quick bit of advice please...

I've come across a new build where the developer has installed the consumer unit about 10 meters away from the meter, the meter is outside in one of those cabinets they use and the consumer unit is quite a long way inside in the boiler cupboard... there is a distributors double pole isolation switch but no overcurrent protection other than the main fuse head which is 100A.

I've alwsys been under the impression that when doing this a fused double pole switch or Stype RCD should be used to protect the tails?

Going on, the tails seem to be singularly insulated and only 16mm2. They're also run through a wall cavity and seemingly above a plasterboard ceiling before appearing in the middle of the house...

The developer has told the householder to refer to installation certificates as a means of proving its compliant, I'm pretty sure it's not but I'm open to being corrected.

A handy BS7671 regulation number will certainly help the householder out.

Edited: 21 January 2019 at 07:47 PM by IronFreely
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