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Kitchen Circuits

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by imroberts, 2 Aug 2019.

  1. imroberts

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    I've recently moved house and found that the entire house (4 bed detached) including an extension, kitchen including all appliances, oven and integrated microwave was all on a single 32A ring main. The wiring in the kitchen is frankly, a mess, and I'm looking to tidy some of it whilst I'm doing some other work.

    I took the oven and microwave off the ring main as I replaced these with two single ovens, and put each onto a dedicated 16A radial. I'm now pondering what to do with the remainder of the kitchen.

    There is an induction hob which I'm planning to run a new 32A feed for. The current hob is running on a 13A plug however it's likely I may want to replace the hob with one requiring a 32A circuit at some point so I'd rather do the work now.

    What would be recommended for all my appliances? There's an integrated fridge, freezer and dishwasher, and a freestanding washing machine and tumble dryer along with two double sockets which I need to do something with as well. A 20A radial doesn't really feel sufficient for all those appliances so I was thinking of a 32A ring as I don't especially want to install dedicated radials for everything individually.

    Is this a sensible way forward or would others suggest something different?
     
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    Yes, for the appliances, a 32A ring will do - if the circuit actually is a circular route.

    If not then a 32A radial with 4mm² T&E.
     
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    Ring were designed fir all these sockets.

    Good to move hob though
    And you could make tumble drier a separate cct
     
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    Many houses have just one ring final for all plug in devices. Its better practice to have a separate ring (or radials) to supply the concentration of higher powered devices in the kitchen/utility.

    The please remember that installing new circuits is notifiable work. You really need the services of a registered electrician to carry out this work, and do the paperwork.
    It is possible to DIY it, but be prepared to pay the local authority to run a building notice. You would also need to prove to LABC that the work has been designed, installed and tested to BS7671. (got a full set of calibrated test gear?)
    Read this for more information.
    https://www.diynot.com/wiki/Electrics:part_p:DIY-Electrical-Work-and-the-Law
     
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