Done some searching on this newsgroup but was unable to find what
I was looking for, didn't want to ask a question that has been asked
I need to move our CU to a new location in the kitchen as I'm putting
in a new kitchen. At the moment it's in an upper cupboard, it can't
stay there as there'll be a cooker hood there soon. Is there any rule
about where it can be in the kitchen?
I'd like to put in a corner unit under the worktop - are there any problems
with this that anyone can think of from a saftey point of view, mainly
However, there could be a problem. It is not usually allowed to have the
meter tails more than 2 metres long, as the supplier doesn't like protecting
part of your installation with their service fuse. If you need to have
longer tails than this you need to install a switchfuse unit next to the
meter with a suitable fuse (i.e. 60A or 100A, whatever your supply is rated
for). A fuse is better than an MCB for this, as you don't really want it to
blow before the circuit MCBs get a chance.
That's where I'm lucky - moving the CU to where I want to makes it
closer to the metre than it is at the moment - have to move the tails
but that shouldn't be too hard.
Thanks for all the replies
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