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Created On: 04 November 2017 12:56 PM
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 04 November 2017 12:56 PM
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daveparry1

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Hi all,
Just wondering if any of you have had any grief from energy suppliers when cutting seals to pull main fuse on c/unit changes?
 04 November 2017 01:06 PM
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dustydazzler

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I have been told that the 'correct' procedures now is yo request for a dp mains isolation switch to be fitted prior to doing a board changes
 04 November 2017 02:25 PM
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leckie

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Apparently if you pull the fuses to a smart meter supply it sends an alarm to the supplier.

Get the customer to contact their supplier and ask for an isolator. It's much cheaper than asking the DNO. some of them them do it for nothing, EON I think.
 04 November 2017 02:47 PM
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daveparry1

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I've heard that too Leckie.
 04 November 2017 03:56 PM
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broadgage

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For a paying customer, yes get the DNO to fit an isolator.

For oneself or a relative, if the work was not urgent I might be tempted to wait for a bout of extreme weather and hope that enough dips and outages result for them not to notice one more !
 04 November 2017 11:59 PM
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alancapon

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Originally posted by: leckie
. . . Apparently if you pull the fuses to a smart meter supply it sends an alarm to the supplier. . .

Correct. Also software can be used to identify areas off supply. It will also identify one-off no supplies that sort themselves out without a visit by the supplier / DNO.

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Alan.
 05 November 2017 12:18 AM
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stateit

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... And by report, DNO areas with populations above 85,000 may well not be caring too much as long as the meters carry on going up in a similar manner as to which they did before.

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 05 November 2017 08:27 AM
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tomgunn

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If you need to pull the fuse then pull it.

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 05 November 2017 10:18 AM
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AJJewsbury

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Originally posted by: alancapon

Originally posted by: leckie

. . . Apparently if you pull the fuses to a smart meter supply it sends an alarm to the supplier. . .


Correct. Also software can be used to identify areas off supply. It will also identify one-off no supplies that sort themselves out without a visit by the supplier / DNO.



Regards,



Alan.

Unless the customer has changed supplier since the smart meter was fitted?

- Andy.
 05 November 2017 10:31 AM
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leckie

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I'm not sure how it works but I do know that a couple I swapped earlier this year were much cheaper via the supplier and one was free. I would imagine they all have a set charge as a business no matter about the meter, it might get a bit complex otherwise.
 05 November 2017 10:33 AM
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leckie

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Oh sorry Andy, you were obviously replying to Alan!
 05 November 2017 11:33 AM
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Paradigm

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I'll let you know after tomorrow. If I'm not in prison that is

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 06 November 2017 06:18 PM
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Paradigm

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Well I pulled the fuse today on a smart meter, waited patiently for the police to turn up with their handcuffs. They didn't come so thought maybe the SAS would come bounding through the windows on ropes with flash bangs going off and all that razzamatazz, no such luck!!

So checked that MI5 weren't covertly setting up observation posts, they didn't come either.

So the result was nothing, nada, zilcho, diddly squat.

On that day, nothing happened at all.

I am such a badass

Nick

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 06 November 2017 09:41 PM
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mikejumper

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What a let-down Nick.

You were clearly expecting a bit of excitement today.
 06 November 2017 10:13 PM
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mapj1

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Here is a practice run of what might happen to Paradigm tonight...
not quite how our local DNO do it, thankfully

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 06 November 2017 10:47 PM
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Paradigm

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Haha Mike. I was slightly disappointed if truth be known but I think it answered the OP's question.

Map. Now that would be exciting, I would invite them into the bed to see if they could feel a tingle.........

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