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Waste disposal switch ??

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by djhope, 9 Mar 2010.

  1. djhope

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    Hi,
    I need to fit a switch on the wall to opperate a waste disposal machine.
    What type of switch can I use. I don't need anything fancy just a plain white switch or toggle. I've got a 13a fused socket installed under the sink. An air switch is too expensive.
    Thanks for your help
    David
     
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    Hello.
    What do you mean by a 13A fused socket please ? A single outlet would be 13A ? Or do you have a 'fused' spur under the sink already ??

    What type of switch does the manual say the appliance needs ?

    The more info you post the easier it is for others to help you.
    Regards
    Ed.
     
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    Sounds as if you may be going about this backwards. The normal thing to do would be to wire a 13A switched FCU or 20A DP switch straight onto the ring final (or spurred from it), with a 13A socket on the load terminals.

    You can go from 13A plugtop (suitable fused) > flex > switch > waste disposal if you want, but it's a bit of a DIY lashup and not really the ideal solution.

    Also, although air switches may be expensive, the price is worthwhile if it will avoid operating a switch directly when you're very likely to have wet hands.
     
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    Except that the price of the air switches on the site linked to by John are little more than what it would cost to assemble a grid with suitably marked switch and buy all the necessary parts for the job.
     
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