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Re: How would you do this?????
Reply #10 - Jun 21st, 2004, 7:13pm
 
It would if he goes chopping doors / arches etc in.

If there are seperate front doors etc, two dwellings, two supplies.
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Re: How would you do this?????
Reply #9 - Jun 21st, 2004, 6:20pm
 
and 2 houses count as 1 dwelling?  Roll Eyes
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Re: How would you do this?????
Reply #8 - Jun 21st, 2004, 5:50pm
 
Could you just submain the existing CU from yours, or Vica Versa??  and get the REC to remove their kit??  Or is it in need of a rewire??
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Reply #7 - Jun 21st, 2004, 5:45pm
 
Most def get REC to disconnect. I have a client who has a large bungalow and he had two meters and two CU's -he had is elderly parents living there as a separate unit.

They (the elderly parents) have since died but because the bungalow was 'split' and this may well mean the electricity supplies, the local council charged double local tax! I am in process of making it one again.

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Re: How would you do this?????
Reply #6 - Jun 21st, 2004, 1:25pm
 
Had a fault a little while ago on a job.  1 House, 2 Flats ajoining, common earth path between badly spilt lighting cicuits.  (3 supplies).

Neutral fault on REC pole in road, caused all neutral current from the house (with storage rads!) to flow down the 1.0mm lighting cable to the flats intake.

Lights had to be rewired, and a huge risk of fire.  How there wasnt a fire is beond me, as there was no insulation left at all!!

This fault came to light when the lighting fuse in the flat blew due to insulation damage!
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Re: How would you do this?????
Reply #5 - Jun 21st, 2004, 1:22pm
 
2 supplies in one dwelling is not allowed by electricity boards on new builds or conversions.  Presents dangers between bonding with PME, and 2 points of isolation - umm?
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Re: How would you do this?????
Reply #4 - Jun 20th, 2004, 10:47pm
 
I would agree, but it really depends what plans are made for the second house in particular, having 2 bills should not be an issue, it will not be any cheaper to have 1 bill, however what is proposed is not an issue either, so long as it can meet wiring regulations, which it can do if done correctly.

Maximum demand really should be considered to the next door property before any supply is removed, question is to weather the first propertly can support both.
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Re: How would you do this?????
Reply #3 - Jun 20th, 2004, 6:58pm
 
why seperate them?

with the increases in demand that are happening all the time Wink it would imo be silly to have supply capacity removed only to need to upgrade later

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Re: How would you do this?????
Reply #2 - Jun 20th, 2004, 6:46pm
 
yeh get em into disconnect the old meter
what you suggest is fine, but what do you plan for the house? i take it your turning it into one big house?
i would get someone into do the rewire if i were you, they will be able to sort out any buisness with the electricity board for you.
also the CU in your house at the moment will need to be upgraded (most likly) as most houses will have arround 7 circuits, and most boards that are instaled will be 12ways at max, obviously you will be looking to have 17way or so to cope with any future plans.

what area are you?
we have people from almost every area, and one of them could probrably give you a rough price as to cost.

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Re: How would you do this?????
Reply #1 - Jun 20th, 2004, 6:45pm
 
Yes, i would get the service removed completely, especially if you intend on selling the house as a new large one.

If its an overhead supply, they will simply remove it, if its underground, they will vut back the cable outside (once uncovered), and pot-end it.  They will pot-end outside your boundry if asked, and if not in someone elses garden.
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How would you do this?????
Jun 20th, 2004, 6:31pm
 
we have bought the house next door (ajoining) and wish to re wire it via our existing cu. leaving the cu in the new house redundant.
i presume it is ok to route a new ring and lighting circuit from our cu directly into the new house providing that the max lenghts etc are not exceeded.
the end result i hope will be that we only have one meter, cu, distribution board and bill!
would i have to tell the electricity company to disconect the old meter etc????
many thanks
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