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Installing new electric cooker

Discussion in 'Appliances' started by suzytoo, 3 Mar 2013.

  1. suzytoo

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    New Zanussi cooker from Currys could not be installed by them as my old one had been installed by Seeboard with the cable connected from the cooker
    directly into the cooker power point.
    There now has to be another point behind the cooker?
    The space where my cooker fits there was a door which has studwork so there is a wooden panel, is this a problem to fit this additional point?

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    You could take the existing cable from the cooker switch to an outlet directly behind the cooker (presuming that the cable is of the correct size) and then connect from there into your cooker, if that what the regulations require.
    Personally I'd be happy going straight into the existing switch as before.
    John :)
     
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    Only thing is I dont have an outlet at the back of my cooker and they said one has to be installed for reg purposes. Also behind my cooker is wood panel where door used to be?
     
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    Fair enough, if thats what the regs require, then so be it.
    A cooker connector fits into its own back box called a patress, and I reckon this could be installed in that timber panel.
    It could be worthwhile reposting your query in the electrical section and see what the sparky's say!
    John :)
     
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    You need one of these http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Products/BG979.html & it could be installed surface mounted ,if you have room behind the cooker or sunk into wall/panel. If you have doubts about this you should call in an electrician, it shouldn't be expensive.
     
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    Thank you, will do as you advise, rather be safe then sorry .

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