Recent OVO customer, been a long time since I've been one.
I'd like to have smart meters installed, but would appreciate some advice as to whether we have enough room first, because access to the gas meter is a tad limited due to some building work (so I want to know before I book to avoid charges).
We also have quite an old Electricity meter so I figure I will also ask about clearance/room there as well while I'm here
First up, Gas Meter (note, I'll have moved all our stuff out the way!):
Gap is 40cm wide so a bit tight. Would rather not have to smash up the under-stairs cupboard right now.
Secondly, electricity meter:
This is our electricity meter box. Its a 1930s house so upstairs landing is the location. As you can see, space between the electricity meter and the DNO fuse is not huge 17cm but perhaps its enough?
Any advice most welcome, rather than me booking an appointment and finding out the hard way!
Best answer by Transparent
Firstly, have a look at what I've written about my own experience of having Smart Meters installed last month here on this other topic.
The first photo shows my SMETS2 electricity meter which is positioned above the Service Fuse. The meter dimensions are 175mm high x 135mm wide including the Communications Hub and its hinge on the left.
To this you'll need to add space below for the "tails" to exit... I'd have thought another 50mm minimum.
The SMETS2 gas meter dimensions are here. Gas meters don't change much in size because the "smart bit" is basically a module which slots into the main pressure regulating chamber where the earlier dials were sited. Ignore what it says there about the electricity meter because that Topic dates back to the earlier SMETS1 variant.
The gas meter is actually more constrained by the surrounding pipework and the location of an earth-bonding connection. I can't see this level of detail in your photo.
Feel free to clarify anything here!