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What is the safe distance between kitchen sink and cooker?

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Amy38, 21 May 2009.

  1. Amy38

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    Hi, can anybody help me?

    I have just been offered a house by the Housing Association, in which the kitchen sink is right next to the cooker outlet.

    I have an electric cooker and this seems really dodgy to me. I can visualise all sorts of disasters happening - from burns when washing up to the cooker catching fire because of water damage and burning the house down!

    I'm a bit worried - does anyone know what the regulations are regarding this?

    Thanks :confused:
     
  2. stephenf8542

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    There is no official distance though the NICEIC recommend 300cm
     
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    Beggers can't be choosers and all that jazz.
     
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    Considering your point about water damage to your cooker - would it be any worse than a pan on the hob boiling over?
     
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    Thanks Stephenf for your helpful reply. Quoted this to the Housing Association and they are re-doing the kitchen for me :D
     
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