Welcome to our comprehensive guide on installing a meter box, also known as a GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) electrical enclosure or electrical enclosure box.
At UK Kiosks, we take pride in offering a diverse range of over 60 standard sizes of GRP electrical cabinets, with many customers referring to the smaller models as meter boxes.
Whether you’re a DIY enthusiast or a professional electrician, this step-by-step guide will help you navigate through the installation process seamlessly.
Materials and Tools Required
Before you begin the installation, make sure you have the following materials and tools on hand:
- GRP electrical enclosure (meter box)
- Mounting brackets
- Spirit level
- Cable entry gland (if needed)
Step 1: Choose the Installation Location
Select a suitable location for your meter box. Ensure it complies with safety regulations and is easily accessible for meter reading purposes. Take into consideration the proximity to the electrical supply point and any obstructions that may hinder installation.
Step 2: Mark the Mounting Points
Using a spirit level, mark the mounting points on the wall where the meter box will be installed. Ensure that the markings are level and align with your chosen location.
Step 3: Drill Holes for Mounting
Carefully drill holes at the marked points, taking care to use the appropriate drill bit size for the rawlplugs you’ll be using. Insert the rawlplugs into the holes to provide a secure foundation for the mounting brackets.
Step 4: Attach Mounting Brackets
Fix the mounting brackets to the wall using screws. Double-check the level to ensure the brackets are securely in place.
Step 5: Install the Meter Box
Place the GRP electrical enclosure onto the mounted brackets and align it with the screw holes. Secure the meter box in place by tightening the screws through the provided holes on the box.
Step 6: Cable Entry (if needed)
If required, install a cable entry gland to ensure a tidy and secure entry point for electrical cables. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for proper installation.
Step 7: Final Checks
Once the meter box is securely in place, perform a final check for levelness and stability. Make sure all screws are tightened, and the box is properly aligned.
Congratulations! You’ve successfully installed your meter box.
Whether it’s for residential or commercial use, our range of GRP electrical enclosures provides durable and reliable solutions for your electrical needs.