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In uk.d-i-y, "r.galvin" r.galvin@ remove_unless_u_r_spamntlworld.com wrote:
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Does anybody know of a source of lidded small enclosures?

More DIN-rail enclosures than you can shake a stick at over at rswww.com;
for example, partnum 508-100, or 367-0129, or 223-360. Usual RS pricing
- these weigh in at not much change from 20 quid. You might do a lot better
at a local electrical trade counter - you might find a Special Offer on a
small "garage" consumer unit where you get an incomer switch and a couple
of MCBs thrown in for less than the RS price of just the enclosure plus
postage ;-)

Should I even bother with the isolation switch since it sounds like I won't
legally be able to do any such work myself after next April?

Course you should. It *will* make your planned work safer in truth; and
the planned "you should get it inspected" stuff is something you can still
choose whether or not to comply with (at least working on your own home)
- "so sue me" ;-)

HTH, Stefek
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"r.galvin ntlworld.com" r.galvin@remove_unless_u_r_spam wrote in message
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Hi

The electrical company has agreed to come out and upgrade my tails and

fuse
from 60 to 100A thus allowing me to opportunity to change the old fuse

boxes
to a new split load consumer unit in a kosher manner. What I would like

to
do
is take the meter tails into a DP isolation switch, then into a service
connection
unit (Henley block) thus allowing me to work on the consumer unit and

indeed
any future expansion in complete isolation.

The thing is I've been searching for a suitable enclose for the isolation
switch,
namely a small unit with a clear plastic flap to stop the switch being
thrown
accidently when I rummage around under the stairs but to no avail.

Screwfix
and TLC only seem to sell IP40 lid less enclosures, unless you want the
outdoor variety.

Does anybody know of a source of lidded small enclosures?

Should I even bother with the isolation switch since it sounds like I

won't
legally be able to do any such work myself after next April?

Thanks

Ross



Why not just pull the fuse from the service head ?


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