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the electric water heater cylinder is inside my flat , but is inside a cabinet which is looked up by my Landlord. so I have no access to it. is this safety ? what about if i have  a fire or problem or malfunction with hot water. shouldn’t  be able to access to it? can I broke the look?

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The cabinet around the heater is for safety. This is the way to install water boilers if there isn’t a wall cavity for them. 

Can’t you just ask the landlord for a key in case there is an emergency and you need to access the boiler. On the other hand, there should be a separate fuse in the fusebox for the boiler, which you can shut off at any moment, should there be any need to. 

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