How to choose a Meter Box Repair Kit

How to choose a Meter Box Repair Kit

Determining your type of meter box

Firstly, it is important to know which type of meter box you need to repair. Generally there are three types of meter box that we provide solutions for:
  1. Recessed - Where the meter and the box are semi or fully recessed into the wall.
  2. Surface Mounted - Where the meter and the box are affixed to the surface of the wall.
  3. Floor Mounted - Where the meter and the box are mounted on the floor.
Additionally, it is important to note whether the meter is a gas meter or an  electricity meter, as the repair kits for these are different. Floor mounted and Surface Mounted meter boxes almost always contain gas meters.

Taking Measurements

Recessed and Surface Mounted

In order to determine which one of our products will be most suitable for you, you will need to take the following measurements in millimetres :
  1. External Height - If the height varies due to sloping, take the largest value.
  2. External Width - If the width varies due to sloping, take the largest value.
  3. External Depth - The distance to which it protrudes from the wall
Additionally, for recessed boxes, the following measurements should be taken:
  1. Internal Height
  2. Internal Width

Floor Mounted

In order to determine which one of our floor mounted products will be most suitable for you, you will need to take the following measurements   in   millimetres :
  1. External Width  - The distance from left-to-right
  2. External Depth  - The distance from front-to-back

Product Selector

We have created a convenient method of determining which door and frame solution would best suit your needs. Just navigate your way to the main site ( www.ritherdon.co.uk) , open the chat window and follow the directions. See  here for a guide . Otherwise, you can follow the instructions below.

Choosing a Meter Box Repair Kit

Recessed Meter Boxes

We manufacture two types of meter box repair kit for this type of meter box:
  1. Internally Fixed: These units fix to the inner sides of your meter box through the use of two vertical fixing plates with a number of holes for use with fixing screws.
  2. Externally Fixed: These units fix to the wall behind your meter box through the use of four fixing screws, one in each corner of the frame. The only externally fixed meter box repair kit that we manufacture for recessed meter boxes is the R10 Range.
Firstly you should check our internally fixed range to see if one of them is tailored for your box. If no internally fixed unit is suitable, then an externally fixed unit should be considered.

Internally Fixed Door and Frame Units

For an internally fixed door and frame unit to fit your meter box, the following conditions must be met:
  1. The external height, width and depth of the repair kit must be greater than those of your meter box.
  2. The fixing plate height of the repair kit must not exceed the internal height of your meter box.
  3. The fixing plate separation must be within 10mm of the internal width of your meter box.
Our internally fixed range consists of the R7, R17, R18, R20, R23, R27, and the R28.

Internally Fixed
Model
Size
Height
Width
Depth
Fixing Plate Height
Fixing Plate Width
Material
Gas
R18G
Standard
600
412
69
450
359
4003 SS
R28G
Standard
611
440
67
495
356
4003 SS
R7 Special
Extra Deep
625
546
101.7
507
420.5
Zintec
Electric
R18E
Standard
600
412
69
450
359
4003 SS
R28E
Standard
611
440
67
495
356
4003 SS
R17
Small
623
447
59
460
344
4003 SS
R7 Special
Extra Deep
625
546
101.7
507
420.5
Zintec
R7 Slimline
Slimline
645
235
34
550
165
Zintec
R17  
Medium
698
502
69
536
4004003 SS
R17  
Large
795
567
69
675
479
4003 SS
R18 Slimline
Slimline
836
285
69
6602324003 SS

Externally Fixed Door and Frame Units

For an externally fixed door and frame unit to fit your meter box, the following conditions must be met:
  1. The external height, width and depth of the repair kit must be greater than those of your meter box.
  2. Either the fixing point height of the repair kit must be greater than the external height of your meter box, OR the fixing point width must be greater than the external width of your meter box.
Our externally fixed range consists of the R10 Range.

Externally Fixed
Model
Size
Height
Width
Depth
Fixing Point Height
Fixing Point Width
Material
Gas/Electric
R10 G/E
Small
656
451
60
588
350
4003 SS
R10 G/E
Small Extra Deep
668
451
80
588
350
4003 SS
R10 G/E
Medium
700
501
50
638
400
4003 SS
R10 G/E
Medium Extra Deep
730
501
100
638
400
4003 SS
R10 G/E
Large
800
581
50
738
480
4003 SS
R10 G/E
Large Extra Deep
830
581
100
738
480
4003 SS

Surface Mounted Meter Boxes

We manufacture three surface mounted meter box repair kits:

For gas meters we have:
  1. The R21G for meter boxes with extensive damage to the box and the backplate, also suitable in some cases for exposed meters. This unit fixes to the wall behind the meter/meter box using fixing screws and flanges that extend inwards at the rear of the unit.
  2. The R22G for meter boxes with an intact backplate. This unit is designed for a specific meter box and hooks onto the back plate in the same way the meter box does.
For electric meters we have:
  1. The R26E for damaged meter boxes where the box remains firmly attached to the wall. This unit attaches directly to the meter box itself using fixing screws that pass through the body of the meter box.

R21G Door and Frame

For the R21G to fit your gas installation, the height, width and depth of the meter box or meter must be less than 520 x 470 x 255 (h x w x d).

Surface Mounted
Model
Size
Height
Width
Depth
Maximum Height
Maximum Width
Maximum Depth
Material
Gas
R21G
Standard
620
570
269.2
520
470
255
4003 SS

R22G Door and Frame

For the R22G to fit your gas installation, the following conditions must be met:
  1. The dimensions of the backplate must be within 5mm of 485 x 440 (h x w).
  2. The depth of the meter must not exceed 230mm.
Surface Mounted
Model
Size
Height
Width
Depth
Backplate Height
Backplate Width
Material
Gas
R22G
Standard
502.3
462
240
485
440
4003 SS

R26E Door and Frame

For the R26E to fit your electric meter box, the following conditions must be met:
  1. The external height, width and depth of your meter box must be less than those of the repair unit, which are 605 x 415 x 240 (h x w x d).
  2. The external height, width and depth of your meter box must not fall below 505 x 370 x 150 (h x w x d).
Surface Mounted
Model
Size
Height
Width
Depth
Minimum Height
Minimum Width
Minimum Depth
Material
Electric
R26E
Standard
605
415
240
505
370
150
Zintec

Floor Mounted Meter Boxes

Our Floor Mounted Meter Box Repair Kits consist of the R24 range. There are two R24 models, the R24M and the R24H, each designed to fit over a certain floor mounted meter box. Each model can be sold as a combined lid and frame unit, or the lid can be purchased on its own.

For any given R24 lid and frame unit to fix onto your gas installation, the following conditions must be met:
  1. The width and depth of your meter box must be less than those of the R24 frame.
  2. The width of and depth of your meter box must be no more than 20mm less than those of the R24 frame.
For any given R24 lid to fit onto your gas installation, the following conditions must be met:
  1. The width and depth of your damaged lid must be within 20mm of those of the R24 lid.
Floor Mounted
Model
Size
Width
Depth
Material
Gas
R24H Lid
Lid Only
413
437.5
4003 SS
R24H Door & Frame
Standard
406
420.7
4003 SS
R24M Lid
Lid Only
473
341
4003 SS
R24M Door & Frame
Standard
466
331
4003 SS
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