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What is the safe distance between kitchen sink and cooker?


 
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Amy38

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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 9:26 am Reply with quote

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 icon_confused.gif
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stephenf8542

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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 9:42 am Reply with quote

There is no official distance though the NICEIC recommend 300cm
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 9:50 am Reply with quote

Beggers can't be choosers and all that jazz.
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 10:50 am Reply with quote

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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Amy38

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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 8:19 am Reply with quote

Thanks Stephenf for your helpful reply. Quoted this to the Housing Association and they are re-doing the kitchen for me icon_biggrin.gif
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