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  1. jcsd
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    jcsd New EF Member

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    I moved into a new house today and whilst moving the sofa I broke the blanking plate off what I think is a junction box near the electric meter (it has two wires in one way and one the other way). I'm tempted to have a go at it myself or even just superglue it back on as it is just the box that is damaged and it seems a simple job, but I'm reluctant to even touch it as I've got no experience

    Is this something a novice should even attempt or would I be better off just calling an electrician?
     
  2. LankyWill
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    LankyWill Electrician's Arms

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    Post a pic so we can advise better
     
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  3. Specialist
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    Specialist Electrician's Arms

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    Agree with Lanky, a picture paints a thousand words :)
     
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  4. Risteard
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    Risteard Electrician's Arms

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    If it's damaged it needs to be replaced (repair is unlikely to be satisfactory. And yes, you should get an Electrician to do this.
     
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  5. Rosco
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    Rosco Electrician's Arms

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    Near the electric meter possibly a Henley block.. what colour is it and is it rectangular??
     
  6. DPG
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    DPG Electrician's Arms

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    Superglue is 99.99% certain not to be the correct answer to this.
     
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  7. Stufin135
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    Stufin135 Active EF Member

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    Surely because you are questioning your ability to perform the job, that should be a sign that you should not touch it and get a professional in?
     
  8. Pete999
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    Pete999 Trusted Advisor

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    Gorilla glue then
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    love that gorilla glue. missus never been so quiet.
     
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  10. Pete999
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    Yep good stuff aint it? Yanks made summat that works at last
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    give the septics some credit. some of the space shuttles worked.
     
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