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Dual outlet cooker connection unit (surface)

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Colin Brenton, 11 Sep 2020.

  1. Colin Brenton

    Colin Brenton

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    Hi,

    Does anyone know of a surface mountable, dual outlet cooker connection unit.

    1G or 2G box is fine.

    I can't find anything at the usual places....

    Thanks,
    Colin
     
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  3. AndyPRK

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  4. Colin Brenton

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    Thanks AndyPRK, I should have said I need the box (whatever size it is) to have a cable clamp on it as well...
     
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    Not seen that on the
    Back box cable
     
  6. Colin Brenton

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    The holes won’t line up on them.

    If you can find a single version with a clamp ...

    Not many people worry about clamps. Can’t you clip it?
     
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    There are clamps on the cooker outlet.

    It would be very difficult to fit clamps on both the outlet and back box.
     
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    I have one, in a (very deep) single box.

    I think it was probably Crabtree. It has the two clamps.

    I'm not pulling out an appliance to have a look, though.
     
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    I was assuming the op wanted the incoming wire clamped
     
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    I wonder if there might be a way to clamp three cables with two clamps.
     
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    I seem to remember 48mm surface patresses having cable clamps in them, but I haven’t fitted one for a very long time so I don’t know if it’s still the case.

    *edit* how’s about this then:
    https://www.toolstation.com/axiom-pattress-box/p24531

    Having looked at the scolmore dual cooker outlet, I’m not sure if it’s suitable for mounting on a standard surface patress.

    clicky thing
     
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    Quite why one needs a clamp on the surface box I don't know, but the op must have his reasons.

    May be a deep single box with a cable clamp, and a block of wood or equivalent under the box?

    How important is appearance?
     
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    RF. mechanically I think it will fit
    There maybe a gap around the back though.

    The whole thing will stick out a fair bit

    Maybe a pic from the op would help.
     
  16. Colin Brenton

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    Thanks everyone, what I've basically got at present is a 6mm coming from the wall, connected to two 4mm flexes (I think they are 4mm, one could be 6mm), one for the oven and one for the hob.

    These are joined in a round JB under the kitchen units. This isn't fixed to anything, and I've got plenty of slack in all three cables, so I'm just wanting to improve upon this, really - hence the desire for clamping 1x incoming and 2x outgoing.

    To be fair, I could screw the box to the unit and clip the incoming cable with T&E clips, but I just wondered if there was something ready made that would do the job.

    Cheers,
    Colin
     
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    my preference with this is to fit the box at the rear of a cupboard next to the cooker (screwed to the wall)

    Ideally you would fit a metal back box into the wall, (just below where the cable emerges) and fit the double CCU onto that. (these double CCU don't need a deep box - but the distance between the plaster and brick wall would dictate the depth of metal box required)

    if you don't want to do this, the next best thing is to fit the link in the 2nd post. I don't consider the incomming cable really needs a clamp if its within a couple of feet from where it comes out the wall.

    Also I doubt there is room for a 47mm patress box




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    This is one I did.
    Same situation as you. There was just a cable coming out the wall. and a round junction box under the cooker previously.
    Fitted this in the cupboard next to the cooker
     
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