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    Can I replace the gas/electric box cover?

    Electricians

    Hey there, do the gas and electric company need to change the box covers or can I do it? I want to change the old boxes from brown to white.

    Asked by caroline on 10th Apr 2020
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    AliRay construction

    "If they are surface mounted then you can get a competent person can change them."

    Answered on 10th Apr 2020 - Member since Jul 2019 - report
    Saints electrical services

    "You can replace the door. The box itself would require the disconnection and reconnection of the mains."

    Answered on 10th Apr 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    complete solution services

    "Hi

    The Electric and Gas meter boxes outside a property are built-in units. You can paint them if you wish. Although if the doors on the meter boxes are damaged. Specialist over doors can be obtained. I would recommend that the cover over the door is fitted by a professional.

    Best Regards,
    Complete Solution Services Limited"

    Answered on 10th Apr 2020 - Member since May 2019 - report
    Infinity Electrical

    "Good Afternoon.
    The responsibility of your gas/meter box is the homeowners responsibility. If you wish to change it you can do so at your own accord.

    I hope this helps
    Infinity Electrical"

    Answered on 10th Apr 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    MAG Electrical Services Ltd

    "The only issue with replacing the electric meter is sometimes the service head is screwed into a board. So you’d need to pull the main fuse to disconnect it.
    I’m sure I’ve done it before, so I can’t see it being a problem. Why not contact the supply company and ask them directly?"

    Answered on 20th May 2020 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
    KPM Electrical

    "No they shouldn’t have to but if in doubt give them a ring and they will tell you what you have to do"

    Answered on 3rd Jun 2020 - Member since Apr 2019 - report
    Ambiance Electrical

    "Some are simple to change over others more difficult.
    Simple jobs can be done yourself such as changing the doors, though these can cost between £24 and £75 each depending where you go.

    Sometimes you need an electrician and a gas engineer.

    have you tried ring the companies involved as some install free of charge depending on the damage."

    Answered on 1st May 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    Paul Rup-Rai

    "Depending on the type and damage involved , yes you can !"

    Answered on 20th Apr 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    c thomas electrical

    "you would need to buy a box from jewsons the builders merchants. Take your lid with you, because the boxes are made by a number of providers but only sold by jewsons. If it is identical then you can do it yourself"

    Answered on 4th Jun 2020 - Member since May 2020 - report
    Aidan Hackwood

    "due to the fact the enclosures house mains electricity and mains gas I'd recommend getting a competent person in to change these for you, alternatively why not clean them up and paint them?"

    Answered on 30th May 2020 - Member since Oct 2019 - report

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