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Remove a kitchen extractor fan for plastering

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by owe, 20 Jan 2016.

  1. owe

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    I need to remove my kitchen extractor so I can get the walls plastered. In my previous house the extractor had a standard plug on it that was plugged into a socket that was hidden in the chimney, which was nice and simple. This extractor however has T&E cable dropped down from the loft above and wired directly into the extractor.

    Is it ok to just wire this into a terminal junction box while the plasterer is doing his thing??
     
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    Yes.

    Make the conductors safe so the plasterer does not have to dodge bare live wires while throwing sloppy skim on the wall.
     
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    Is there a certain amp size junction box I should be looking at? 5A, 20A?
     
  4. JohnW2

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    Anything that has terminals the wires will go into (no current will be flowing) - 5A ought to be fine.

    Kind Regards, John
     
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    cheers, just wanted to make sure it was ok
     
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