Conusmer unit replacement

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by furious_customer, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. I currently have an old cartridge and fusewire style fusebox.
    Could anyone esitmate a ball-park figure to have this removed and replaced with a more modern version?

    I am based in Glasgow.
     
  2. Dr Bodgit

    Dr Bodgit Well-Known Member

    Just I guide (I live in Surrey)
    - decent multi way 17th Ed CU, £100
    - day for someone to swap them over £250
    - might be extra for paperwork/certs.
     
  3. JP.

    JP. Screwfix Select

    How many ways does your old consumer unit have Mr F?
     
  4. Not sure - from memory maybe 10?
    It's a fairly stamdard 3 bed semi detache house.
     
  5. dobbie

    dobbie Well-Known Member

    Although it will cost you a bit extra go for an all rcbo unit.
    If something were to develop a fault then you only lose that circuit.
    As for price get some estimates as there could be remedial work like earthing/bonding upgrades to be done.
     
  6. JP.

    JP. Screwfix Select

    If it was around what 6 ways then I would have suggested one of Un's specials..aye an all rcbo consumer unit, however if there are 10 ways then maybe that way of doing things would be cost prohibitive, however the all rcbo unit is the ultimate db Mr F.
     
  7. JP.

    JP. Screwfix Select

    Eeeeee by gom Dobbs..u beat me 2 it..:)
     
  8. dobbie

    dobbie Well-Known Member

    Never fit anything else JP no matter what size.
     
  9. Peterdevon

    Peterdevon Member

    With CGD rcbo at £8.50 plus vat why would you fit anything else!
     
  10. JP.

    JP. Screwfix Select

    Must say Dobbs often have seen Un extolling the virtues of the all rcbo unit, and I totally agree that they are the ultimate db, and if you fit them also thats good enough for me..all rcbo is the way.
    That's a good enough recommendation for me Dobbs.
     
  11. JP.

    JP. Screwfix Select

    Any chance of a link Pete?
     
  12. Coloumb

    Coloumb Well-Known Member

    Remedial works might also need doing. Those old semi-enclosed c.u. where instaleed at a time when bonding was less than 10mm for egg sam pull.
     
  13. JP.

    JP. Screwfix Select

    Whats ''egg sam pull'' Mr C?
     
  14. robertpstubbs

    robertpstubbs Member

    I have believed in all RCBO setups for a long time, but wiring needs to be suitable to take full advantage.

    Eg it makes sense to have the freezer on its own RCBO but therefore it has to be wired separately.
     
  15. JP.

    JP. Screwfix Select

    Excellent - always put fridge/freezers on own circuit myself Rob.
     
  16. Coloumb

    Coloumb Well-Known Member

    example mr. J
     
  17. JP.

    JP. Screwfix Select

    Oh right cheers Mr C..:)

    Crikey you fettlers sure have some tough word coding..:)
     
  18. Coloumb

    Coloumb Well-Known Member

    Not a problem old bean.
     
  19. JP.

    JP. Screwfix Select

  20. JP.

    JP. Screwfix Select

    Just checked up Pete and I think that price is for contactors. However I note with interest that the rcbo's are around 14 squids each inc vat thus say 10 will cost 140 squids plus the metal db and main switch and stuff, so I suppose what around 200 squids for whole lot..at the end of the day for the extra dosh I would think it would be well worth it. I bet you can get ready made up units cheaper then 200 sovs, so maybe it could be around lets say 175 clams for whole unit with proper glands and stuff, or maybe even cheaper, the sparks know how to duck and dive on prices.
     

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