Correct socket for double oven

29 Jun 2014
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United Kingdom
I have recently bought a new house (built in 2003) which had a single oven and a gas hob, I want to put in a new double oven instead of the single oven, the double oven is 3.8kw. The gas hob has a plug for the ignition.
There already exists a dedicated circuit for the oven, with a 32amp MCB in the consumer unit. This circuit runs to (what looks like) a 45a cooker switch located above the kitchen worktop, and then the cable (the same thick electrical cable) runs from the cooker switch down to a 13a double socket inside the kitchen base unit next to where the cooker is located. The single oven was plugged into this double socket, as was the gas hob (for the ignition).
Would it be OK for me to change the double 13a socket for a 45 Amp Cooker Socket with 13A Switched Socket e.g. screwfix 96324 and then hard wire the double oven into it and plug the gas hob into the switched socket.
Seems like the simplest thing to do but not sure its the right thing to do.
Any guidance much appreciated!
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Hi, if the cable is 6mm or 10mm, yes that would be fine.

Kind regards,


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