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Adding socket for dishwasher

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by number49, 6 Dec 2012.

  1. number49

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    Evening all,

    I am planning to get a dishwasher. I can sort the wet connections no probs but was wondering the best way to get power to it.

    The spot it will be going (under the worktop) is directly beneath a flush twin socket. Can I take a feed from the twin and chase it in to a single socket beneath or will we need to switch the twin socket for a single if we did this?

    Will more than likely be getting a spark to do the work (Feel free to heckle if this is essential, not sure what the regs allow DIY-wise nowadays), just want to get a plan together before I call him.

    Cheers,

    Mike
     
  2. Chri5

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    Un switched socket under the counter back to a 20 amp switch that feeds the new spur from the double socket.

    You need the switch above counter to isolate the unit if ...
     
  3. chivers67

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    Ideally I'd have an fcu inbetween the flush socket and the socket for the dishwasher so you can isolate it from above the counter.

    The tricky bit is if the cables coming into the flush socket allow you to do this without too much hacking about with the wall?
     
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