Hi i have at the moment a very old fuse box with 8 fuses & no cover and
with the fuses exposed ,touch and you would get a jolt, i accidently
did once when i was flicking a switch on my other fuse box for the
storage heaters so i want to make it safe .
What i got is the mains coming from my key meter box to a 80A/240v RCCB
(BS 4293) then into my antique fuse box which i read that this is now
not permitted under regs , So can i trip the RCCB and unconnect the old
box plus take out the storage heater fuse box which i no longer need as
i have now got central heating and install a new consumer unit ie:
or is this one more suitable
which i hope i can install a new circuit from one of the 32A fuseways
to a 30-ma RCD leading on to a 1/2 way small comsumer unit to provide
power to my shed outside and earthed using a earth core.
Switch the RCCB to restore power and then contact a professional
electrician to come round and wire the mains from my key meter straight
into my new consumer unit taking out the RCCB ,Job done
Am i right in thinking how this is to be done or have i missed anything
any advise is welcome
I have no idea what they rule are where you are (UK) but I would suggest
this may be an opportunity to replace the whole thing with a modern set of
Note: from what I have seen, fuses are still very common in the UK,
unlike in the US, but I believe I have seen residential breaker systems
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