Is this my FuseBox ?

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by easybullet3, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. easybullet3

    easybullet3 New Member

    Today (in my new rental flat) all my lights just switch off (fused).

    I searched high and low for a fusebox.

    Cant find one !

    in the hallway (outside my flat) I found this:
    ** Photos below **

    Is this some sort of vintage Fuse Box from yester-year ?

    How on earth am I supposed to use it ?

    Where and How do I fix my lights fuse ?

    Any help is GREATLY appreciated :) :)


  2. dobbie

    dobbie Well-Known Member

    No,that is the incoming electric supply,which needs upgrading.Yourself and three other flats are off this fuse.

    The fuse box and meter will be in your flat somewhere.
  3. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

  4. Bob Rathbone

    Bob Rathbone Well-Known Member

    eNo, it's a 'rats nest' a real mess. Dobbie is correct. I wonder where the meters are, surely the supplier did not do this?
  5. spirits are real 2016

    spirits are real 2016 Active Member

    is there a metal box on the wall of the flat about 2 by 3 if you still cant find it i would ask your neighbours wheres theres is. i would also get on to the management agency that runs the block and raise the concerns about the outdated wiring that is there i've never seen something so old and underrated could we have a picture or two of the flats wiring say one light fitting and a socket and switch because the electrics might need to be upgraded in the flat which is a separate issue. hope you got working smoke alarms in the flat and main building.
  6. easybullet3

    easybullet3 New Member

    ** UPDATE **

    Thank you so much for all your replies so far.

    Once you all pointed out that this is NOT the fuse box, I continued hunting for it.

    I found it above my Neighbours door.
    It was in a closed box.

    My Neighbours Fuse Box is a regular box with transparent lid (which I am used to from previous homes).
    I didn't notice my Fuse Box because its above her door and I assumed everything above her door was her's.

    Below are some photos of the boxes above her door. and some another photo of the lights and switches in my flat.

    To me, the lights and switches seem fine. (fire alarms in kitchen and hallway).

    I have LABELLED the boxes above my neighbours door because I was hoping someone might let me know what these boxes are ;)

    A - I dont know. (master fuse reset for Neighbour) ??
    B - Neighbours Fuse Box
    C - Neighbours Electricity Meter
    D - Electricity Meter for Corridor, etc (Billed to landlord)
    E - My Electric Meter (I am flat 53c).
    F - My Fuse Box
    G - Neighbours Meter Junction Box ??
    H - My Junction Box ??
    I - NO IDEA ???
    J - My Master Reset Switch ??
    K - NO IDEA ???

    There is also a LOCKED BOX at the base of my neighbours door.
    Perhaps it is the Landlords Fuse Box for external lights and electric ?

    There are 4 flats in my building, but my door has access to 2 flats.
    So these boxes will relate to just 2 flats.



  7. spirits are real 2016

    spirits are real 2016 Active Member

    could be old junction box or spare keys to get into flats in emergency if i was your neighbour i wouldn't be happy having that mess above my front door it is SHOCKING.
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2018
  8. spirits are real 2016

    spirits are real 2016 Active Member

    A is neighbours rcd unit
    I is the bell transformer for front door or door intercom
    J is landlords supply fuse box
    k landlords switch
    G & H belong to supply company extra main fuses

    that heat alarm in your kitchen looks like it could be clogged with fat.
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2018
  9. spirits are real 2016

    spirits are real 2016 Active Member

    sorry my mistake the lower box by neighbours door would be landlords power socket for cleaners locked away it is being supplied by box J
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2018
  10. Bazza

    Bazza Well-Known Member

    Let’s see a picture of the switches (MCBs) inside your fusebox.
  11. easybullet3

    easybullet3 New Member

    I really want to say a big 'Thank You' for your pin-point advice. Really, I appreciate it ;)
    - It was very kind of you.

    PS: Your eyes are excellent if you can tell that my Heat Alarm is clogged with fat.
    I've been looking at the photo I uploaded here and I cant even notice it.

    What is it about the Heat Alarm photo that shows signs of Grease or Fat ? (discoloration of the plastic ? or something else) ?
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  12. spirits are real 2016

    spirits are real 2016 Active Member

    I'm going by the discolouration of the alarm it looks like a good fat build up but i could always be wrong. I'm presuming the room with the built in lights is the kitchen.
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2018
  13. Coloumb

    Coloumb Well-Known Member

    SWA cleated to the door frame and earth clamps used to terminate? Nice.

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