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  1. L

    UK Can I use a Xiaomi Chinese rice cooker in the UK?

    What would I need to do to use this Chinese product in the UK? https://xiaomi-mi.co.uk/mi-smart-home/xiaomi-mijia-induction-heating-rice-cooker-2-4l-white/ Rated power 1130w Voltage / rated frequency 220V ~ 50Hz
  2. A

    cooker hood lamp advice

    Hi, The three 20watt 12V G11 lights on our Falcon cooker hood failed recently, first one went out then the other two. The original lamps that came with it are tungsten, I see that two of the 3 lamps look identical but have LED on them, the light coming out of it was identical to the non LED...
  3. S

    Neff Cooker Hood Halogen Bulb?

    One of the bulbs in my Neff Cooker Hood has blown. As far as I know it is 20w. What I need to know is whether it would be 12v or 240v. The only ones I can find are 12v. I tried one but it only lasted a few weeks. Any help would be much appreciated.
  4. P

    UK Cooker hood

    I've got a cooker hood extractor, it only has a live and neutral cable, I've only got a single socket to install it. Can I put a 13A plug on the end of it?
  5. D

    new cooker 5 years ago still in packaging

    5yr old cooker brand new still in packaging, been sat in the kitchen. Will it be safe to connect and use it now?
  6. M

    6kw sauna sharing cooker supply is it even a possibility??

    Right this maybe a completely stupid idea....but, guy wants a 6kw pre built sauna in back garden. The fuseboard million miles to back of house so wiring new circuit would be a nightmare. But he does have a cooker supply right near back door of garden. I know it's deemed good practice to have...
  7. R

    Cooker Isolation Switch Installation

    Hello all Here's a picture of a newly installed cooker isolation switch. As you can see it is located under a worktop. You are looking at it with the two fridge that is normally located under the worktop in that location removed. I would appreciate your opinions on the location of the switch...
  8. J

    Cooker Wiring. Is this safe?

    Hi, I’m replacing the cabinets in my kitchen and noticed a wiring issue I’d like a professional opinion on. The cable for the electric cooker comes out of the wall behind a cabinet on one side of the kitchen with no isolating switch. The cable then runs around the edge of the kitchen wall, just...
  9. J

    Fitting a new Cooker Hood, moving the supply socket, and chased cables

    We have had a new cooker hood delivered, we needed to unbox it and get it hung to free up space. The new hood is a different design to the old one, and when mounted at the min. height above the hob, it covers the existing supply socket (hidden behind the hood's chimney). So, the supply socket...
  10. S

    Electric cooker installation

    Hi folks, not sure if I have posted in the right place, but I'm looking for some advice on installing an electric cooker. I intend to replace my old free-standing electric cooker with a new one. I went to a department store who do the delivery and install. The person asked me a few...
  11. J

    Can you supply a cooker extract hood off a cooker switch?

    Not used to domestic installations so I'm unaware of many of the regs. Can you spur off the cooker switch to feed an oven extract hood? TIA
  12. L

    Baumatic bt63gl cooker hook

    Hi our baumatic bt63gl cooker hod fan has slowed down a lot usual than normal on all 3 settings does anyone know why this is, it's in recirculating mode, but everything seems fine I can't check pcb as haven't the software or tools, any suggestions would be great it's urgent thanks all any help I...
  13. L

    Cooker not getting power

    went to cook tea tonight and our cooker wouldn’t turn on, I know it’s not the cooker as the hob doesn’t work. There is also 2 separate red switches for each. Does anyone know what could be causing this? Also tried to flick the switch on the fuse and left it turned off for 30 minutes still...
  14. G

    Cooker connection unit to hob cable size

    Hi all, I have just been to a job where the existing hob is wired in using 2.5mm heat resistant cable, the hob is rated at 6000w. I calculate this to need a 4mm cable, however, was challenged by someone, in the end I called NICEIC who stayed neutral and said it "might be ok, what do the...
  15. K

    Cut through the sheathing of cooker cable.

    Curing the floorboard in room and the cooker cable that runs through a notch in the joist was cut. Through the grey cable and the tips of the brown and blue wires. Just enough to see the copper core. whats best to do in this situation as obviously I don’t want to replace the whole cable
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    Hi I have just bought a new cooker and it has a cable and plug on it but my old one doesn't. Can I put a socket on the existing cable (6mm I think) and then just plug it in.
  17. S

    Insulation LN Test Fail through cooker isolator

    As it says really. When testing LE or NE resistance > 300M ohms but between L and N I was getting a reading of about 0.2M ohms. Could it be the BG cooker switch that has two neon lights that is the problem? If it is, after shoving 500V dc through them, should I replace this erstwhile brand new...
  18. S

    Cooker Hood help

    Good afternoon, Hoping somebody can help me out with this. I ordered a Best Visso cooker hood, imported form Italy, long story but it was basically to replace the same model which I can't get hold of now in the UK. It came supplied with a moulded two pin European plug top. After a bit of...
  19. J

    Cooker and Hob help

    Afternoon all Been asked to connect up cooker and Hob. Guy only has one 32amp cooker supply in 6mm. Has isolation point and connection point at low level Spec for cooker is 2.4KW but has 13 amp plug fitted. So from that i read it as this cannot be connected up to 6mm connection point and has...
  20. happyhippydad

    6mm or 10mm for cooker?

    I don't think I've ever come across a cooker that needs 10mm but I may err on the side of caution with this one. Rangemaster Leckford deluxe 110cm induction range cooker. 14.8kW, states required a 45A supply. No info on cable size. With diversity a 6mm will be ok. Plus ref method C gives a ccc...
  21. M

    Cooker circuit advice.

    currently doing a re wire waiting for the kitchen spec. Customer has planned for a halogen hob in an island which will get its own supply however he’s also after 2 single ovens stacked on top of each other on the opposite side of the room. It’s likely that both ovens will be on together so I...
  22. C

    I have a very ugly and large cooker socket above my gas cooker. It has a single plug point which my cooker is plugged into for the ignition/timer.

    I have a very ugly and large cooker socket above my gas cooker. It has a single plug point which my cooker is plugged into for the ignition/timer. It is in the way of having a splashback installed. How easy would this be to move a few inches to the right and replaced with something a bit more...
  23. E

    Can anyone help me identify the 3 speed coloring of my cooker hood connection. Please look at the photos

    Hi Can someone help me please? I got a new cookerhood motor and I know the color coding for different speeds. But I need to find out the existing speed color coding to to connect to it. Could someone look at the photos and tell me which color is which? Its a 3 speed setting. Thanks in advance.
  24. S

    Cooker Extractor Plug or not

    HI I'd originally planned to have an mk grid switch located just above the worktop with four modules and each module a DP switch to isolate fridge, cooker fan, dishwasher and washing machine. Each switch would feed a spur to a single socket for each of those appliances. This is on the kitchen...
  25. M

    Cooker question

    I am rewiring a house I recently bought and have a couple of questions; I have a lead water pipe coming into the kitchen and it is not bonded back to the MET. The supply looks like an old 16mm2 cable. I take it a 10mm2 earth is sufficient. Is there any requirement to bond anything else in the...
  26. C

    Separate feed for Cooker and Induction hob

    Evening gents After a quick question about a kitchen rewire (Im an industrial electrical engineer, not been a house basher for a good 15 years) Im moving the cooker from one side of the kitchen to the other and running a brand new supply from the consumer unit. Im also moving from Gas hob to a...
  27. J

    Relocating cooker supply

    I am currently training a electrician and after some advice. A family member is relocating there kitchen in there house which means they need there cooker supply relocated. What is the best around this...can it be junctioned rather than running a fresh? Thanks in advance ...
  28. James

    Cooker isolator

    Right, I try to stay away from anything domestic but was asked to do a favour for a friend. Freestanding electric cooker Hob, grill, oven All a single supply 32A max Previous spark has put in supply, nice isolator with built in socket and even brought a cable down to a connection unit behind...
  29. B

    Looking for safety advice regarding cooker

    Hi. I pulled out my cooker today to clean under it and i noticed what looks like a scorch mark. I've never noticed it before and just want to be sure it doesn't spell trouble. I've attached a pic. Thanks for any advice.
  30. N

    Advise on a new 4 wire ceramic cooker hob

    I have just bought a new cooker hob which has 4 wires however my connection points only has 3 connectors do I connect 2 of these wires together in order for it to function properly or would I need to buy a new connection point with 4 pins on. I will more than likely have to get an electrician in...
  31. P

    Does a 13A plug in oven need to be wired into a cooker switch in rental properties ?

    Hi, a landlord got in touch this weekend as they wanted to change an old gas oven for an electric one in their rental property. It would be a small single oven, under 1.5 kwh, and comes supplied and fitted with a plug from the manufacturer. The plan was simply to plug this into an available...
  32. 4

    Oven / Cooker Hob Diversity Question

    Hi, I would appreciate some views on the following issue I have. The Cooker radial in a house has been wired in 2.5mm T&E, to save the expense of a larger cable. Without boring with the detail, I cannot pull out and replace the existing cable, nor wire in a new 32A circuit using another...
  33. Gary Tollison

    Wago connector cooker cable repair

    Greetings After having made some floorboards in the bedroom secure after the cowboys who did the electrics in this house a long time ago couldn’t be bothered, I have duscovered that the sawn-off end of the floorboard had been hammered back under the wall, and as a result, the outer insulation...
  34. V

    Domestic Induction cooker hardwiring 32amp

    Hi All, We are in the process of replacing our gas hob to an induction hob (7.35 KW, 32 Amp). Our electrician suggested that we get a radical circuit terminated at a 32 amp RCBO. There are currently double pole switches for exhaust and washing machine hanging from another ring main. Our idea is...
  35. J

    Domestic Extending cooker cable, Scotland

    Hi, I would like to move my built-under oven to the opposite side of the kitchen into an eye-level housing requiring 15M of 6mm T&E cable surface mounted round the kitchen behind the units. To keep it simple I intend leaving the existing switch connected to the existing cooker connection point...
  36. W

    Cooker circuits fusing down ???

    Hello I’ve pulled out a electric oven and the connection plate at the back for the cooker circuit has 2.5mm hardwired to the 6mm circuit for a 1.76kw load and also a 6mm connecting a induction hob,unknown load. Does the 2.5mm need to be fused down or is it okay being spurred off the cooker...
  37. A

    Domestic Cooker wiring 13a or dp/so switch?

    Hi, total novice here but I really need help with this. Any input would be much appreciated. We recently moved house and the cooker in said house is ancient and costing us a fortune, so has to be changed so the existing cooker is wired to a double or single poled switch? I think? See picture...
  38. A

    Domestic Oven won’t work...unsure issue.

    Hello, My cooker (LOGIK LFTC60W16 oven with grill and 4 hobs had it maybe just over 2 years) stopped working about 2 weeks ago. I found out we have no cooker switch on the kitchen wall so checked the Circuit Breaker box. Everything was on. With no other option I left the cooker MCB switch in the...
  39. chris83

    Adding to kitchen wiring does cooker circuit need RCD protection?

    Hello all, first post by a new member so apologies for any posting faux pas in advance. (Hopefully this is the correct place to ask this rather long question) I’m in the process of re fitting my kitchen and was planning on making a couple of minor changes to the wiring installation. All of the...
  40. H

    Help wiring cooker hood for cafe

    Hello I’m confused about the amount of wires for a cooker hood that need fitting into a speed control switch and then into fused spur. I’ll attach some photos but can you guys please help me on how to wire this? Thanks
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