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Hello all,
I am looking to get an external 63A supply fitted (I'm not going to DIY, just want to know what to ask)

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We have an annual party and are fed up with running loads of extension leads from the house to supply everything so figured if we had a 63A socket in the field we could feed directly from there (about 20m from the house)

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Can a contractor "cut" into the tails from the meter and (via a fuse etc.) connect to the armoured cable. or is this something UK power networks have to do?

Attached a picture of the main electrical box. Which says only Seeboard equipment on this board

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Phill


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An electrician might break the seal and do what you want (most do) even if they are not supposed to.

Now as it looks like your CU is just the other side of the meter cabinet it may be worth considering the option of feeding the new socket from the CU.


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Thanks,
So it sounds like it's possible, but really I should ask the power company to do the connection.

The CU sort of is, but it would be impossible to route the cable, its round a bend and behind a newish kitchen. i.e. sadly that won't work.

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Just find an electrician with a pair of balls.

It's a bit tight in the meter cabinet but I am sure that a henley block and a 63A fused isolator will fit in there.


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