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  1. Chrisknowlesuk
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    I have a CCU on an internal garage wall that is not easily accessible. Would like to move to the opposite wall and lower, this is approx. 5m away.

    Originally, I thought there was a 3m max limit but after reading other posts I see that his is not necessarily the case provided certain measures are taken.

    The meter is on the external side of the wall close to the current CCU position.

    Am I right in suggesting that if a fused double pole switched spur was fitted, I could then extend the meter tails?

    Would this spur need to be inside the meter box or could it be near the location of the current CCU? Can I then extend with 5m(ish) lengths of 25mm cable (16mm earth) sensibly fixed along interior wall.

    Would installing the switched spur be a electricity supplier task (as I'm not meant to pull the main fuse)

    Thanks
     
  2. Murdoch
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    A switched fuse is the way to go if ALL the run is on the surface. As for the supplier - I think you'll find the fuse isn't sealed ....
     
  3. buzzlightyear
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    maximum length is 3 metres for the DNO. by extending the cable
    you need to put a switch fuse to extend from the DNO to the new position. the switch fuses stays next to the DNO cut out .beaten by Murdoch.
     
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  4. buzzlightyear
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    fuse fairy been again !
     
  5. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear Electrician's Arms

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    next thing Murdoch you upload_2017-12-4_20-2-52.png say that one of these chaps been in has well.
     
  6. Gavin John Hyde
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    Gavin John Hyde Regular EF Member

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    There is a book that my cousins daughter in the states brought home and when i saw it whilst on holiday in Texas last year i had to chuckle to myself... The seal fairy has books!

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  7. Pete999
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    Not with a DP switched spur you couldn't you wouldn't get 1x 25mm2 cables in a switched spur let alone 4
     
  8. camerabloke
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    Could always cut the cores down
     
  9. camerabloke
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    Joke by the way before I get a roasting
     
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  10. buzzlightyear
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    yeah ,by kkk!
     
  11. buzzlightyear
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    by the way camerabloke consideing we leaving the EU you will have to change the bell box to ukcam.
     
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