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safe distance of stove/oven from switch and socket outlets

Discussion in 'Electrics Outside of the UK' started by w1nterbam, 7 Oct 2010.

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    w1nterbam

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    is there a standard safety requirement for the distance between the stove/oven from switch and socket outlets. i worry about the spark/ignition to be made by the power socket outlets and switch. iam using a gas type free standing oven/stove. appreciate if you could give me a link or standard specifications regarding the safe distance. thanks everyone!
     
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    The recommended distance in the UK is a minimum of 300mm from the edge of the appliance.
    This is a guideline to prevent cables being damaged by heat, but common sense should prevail, so as far as you suitably can!
    A socket outlet has also a recommended minimum distance of 150mm (to the centre of the socket outlet) form worktop surface.
     
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