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Safe cooker switch location

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by BOBAFETT, 16 Oct 2006.

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    What is the minimum safe distance to put a cooker switch away from the side of the hob.
     
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    The recommendation in the electricians guide to the building regs gives this as 300mm.
     
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    Does it specifiy whitch side it should be located?
     
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    No, it is common sense though that it should be accessable i.e. if your chip pan catches fire.
     
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    cheers sparks. You can't all be bad. I'll try to think twice on site not to fill the boxes with plaster when I'm skimming.
     
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    i don't know if you already know the trick but apparently if you fill the boxes with newspaper before skimming then you can just go right over them and easilly break them open when the plaster dries.
     
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    That depends on whether you are facing away from the North Pole or not.
     
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