How to replace a meter door

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Replacing a meter box door

The meter box door is the front part of your electric or gas meter box overcover, which protects it from damage. You may need to replace the meter box door if:

  • it has become damaged from weathering
  • it is broken
  • it has been vandalised
  • it is old and unattractive

Who can fit a replacement meter box door?

Whether you are an experienced DIY enthusiast or an unpracticed beginner, this guide helps make fitting a replacement meter door as straight-forward and easy as possible. We’ve also included a video demonstration if you would like to see how it’s done.

Measuring the door

Before ordering a new meter door, make sure you measure the existing one so that you order the correct size. The best way to measure the electricity or gas meter door is to open it and measure from the inside using a tape measure. Also, check whether the door has pin hinges.

What tools do I need?

To change the meter door, you don’t need to worry about getting any extra tools or equipment. The replacement door comes with the required pins, and the frame should already have pre-drilled holes which they slot into.

How to replace a meter box door

To fit your meter box door, follow these instructions:

  1. Making sure that you have the right size door for your frame.
  2. The left/right-hand side of your frame will have pre-drilled holes into which the door pins are inserted. Hold the door and insert the solid stainless steel pin into the bottom/top recess.
  3. Press the brass spring pin in fully and slide it into the top recess, allowing the pin to spring back into the pre-drilled hole.
  4. Close the door as normal and lock.

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