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Pre-Christmas Order Dates

Ligia Salazar

Pre-Christmas Order Dates

In the run-up to the holidays, we'd like to advise our customers of the cut-off dates for orders to help us ensure a timely delivery. As always, we will improve on these lead times if possible. Lead time Please Order before end of play Products* Out of Stock items 4-week lead time. 19th November Made to order products such as FireSeals, or RB Cabinets with accessories. Stock items to be painted on a 5-7  working day lead time. 12th December RB cabinets and R/RH Pillars that must be powder coated to customer chosen colour. Finished stock items on a 48-hour lead...

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Before buying cabinets for new connections, please speak to your DNO

Ligia Salazar

Before buying cabinets for new connections, please speak to your DNO

We manufacture and supply electrical enclosures that are suitable for electrical connections – feeder pillars R Pillars, RH Pillars and RB Cabinets. We also have specifically designed the Power Supply Enclosures for new connections. These enclosures offer the added benefit of a double door enclosure with 2 segregated bays. Our enclosures are made for protecting the electrical needed from the external environment.  However, we are not electricians, and we cannot advice on the equipment being fitted inside the enclosures. We can guide you towards the correct enclosure if we have a rough estimate of the dimensions of the equipment you...

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Who can carry out the works for a new electrical connection?

Ligia Salazar FAQs Installation

Who can carry out the works for a new electrical connection?

Competition in Connections To introduce competition in the connections market you may use an ICP Independent Connection Provider. Competition in the market provides consumers with more options and competitive prices.  The works involved in a new connection are divided into two: contestable and noncontestable works. What this means to the user is that the contestable works can be carried out by someone different than the DNO. You may choose to have all works done by the DNO, this is entirely up to you. Here's an example of prices of non-constable work or work only the DNO is allowed to carry out from Northern Powergrid.  All...

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How to install root mounted Feeder Pillars?

Gary Ravetta

How to install root mounted Feeder Pillars?

Pillar Installation Determine the size of hole required based on the overall size of the pillar, size plus a minimum of 200mm (8”) all around. The depth of the hole should be 300mm to the finished ground level – this is indicated on the front of the pillar (a small notch on the pillar which we refer to as bury to line). R150 R300 R460 550mm x 550mm x 300mm 700mm x 550mm x 300mm 860mm x 630mm x 300mm   The finished ground level will include flagging, tarmac, block paving etc.   Place the pillar in the hole making...

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Slam Lock vs Slam Cam

Gary Ravetta Locks Meter Box Repair

Slam Lock vs Slam Cam

For many years, a number of Ritherdon Meter Boxes & Door and Frames Units have been fitted with a Slam Lock as shown below. The Slam Lock is designed to be opened using a Tri-Key then can be pushed shut to ensure the door is closed properly without the reuse of the key. The down side to using this lock has always been the need to insert studs into the door to affix the lock to it, which is another operation in the manufacturing process. Another downside to using this type of lock is a 19mm circular keyhole cut into...

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