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Garage electrics.... Fitted is a MEM fuse box with white glass

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Garage electrics.... Fitted is a MEM fuse box with white glass type fuses, the system looks old but in good conviction however it's not working. I've checked the fuses which are the white glass re wireable type and they seem fine. Any further ideas appreciated. Thanks
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  Andrew Smith replied 4 years ago.

Andrew Smith :

Is it fed from a seperate feed from the house via breaker, can you check this too?

JACUSTOMER-7c6g970g- : Yeah I think so, the garage is part of a block of garages about 20m from my flat. There is a main feed which runs down the wall to the floor and under the garage not sure where it goes from there.
Andrew Smith :

You may find that if the supply is not from your house then there may be a breaker off somewhere else.

Andrew Smith :

Do you have a meter to test the incoming supply?

JACUSTOMER-7c6g970g- : Okay, from what I can see I'm the only garage out of about 8 to have any electric fitted. I can't find a meter any where?
Andrew Smith :

It could be a council supply for a rented garage?

Andrew Smith :

It may be as part of the rates and not metered

Andrew Smith :

Do you have a multimeter to see if it is still a live supply?

JACUSTOMER-7c6g970g- : All the garages are privately owned.
JACUSTOMER-7c6g970g- : Whats a multimeter and where would I usually find it?
Andrew Smith :

One that you would test voltage with - your own test meter?