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  1. 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
  2. K


    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.
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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.
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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...
  15. 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.
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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
  27. P

    Commercial Replacing 3-phase commercial cooker

    Hi I've removed a 3-phase commercial cooker from my kitchen (combined oven/hotplates/grill). The supply is via a 3 phase mcb (no RCD) The replacements are a domestic induction hob and an integrated oven/grill. The hob has 2 line terminals which can be linked for single phase or wired to 2...
  28. S

    Hob cable outside then in

    Evening All another odd question (I love my customers) There’s no 10mm or 6mm cable in their kitchen, apparently when it was wired there were all 13amp eco appliances. Anyway a new couple have bought it and want a 5 ring hob installed but the kitchen is done to a high standard so they don’t...
  29. A

    House rewired - Is this safe?

    Good morning, Hope this is in the correct place and would really appreciate some advice. I had the house fully rewired in October 2017. No problems since. The electric switch for the cooker started making violent crackling sounds yesterday and the cooker is now unresponsive and I obviously...
  30. C

    Cable for cooker andseparate hob?

    Hi all, When wiring a kitchen and the customer is buying a separate cooker and hob, which combined has too high a load for a single 6mm, Do you wire two separate circuits with a 6mm for each or one larger cable and have both on same circuit?
  31. Jacky

    Advice please on why recently installed cooker is sometimes tripping the tripswitch

    Hello all. recently bought a secondhand dual fuel cooker. Range Master Leisure.. Serial No. 5407003589. When it was first put in it worked fine. Then the following day, when the fan oven was switched on it would trip out. Got in touch with guy we bought cooker from and he said he never had...
  32. J

    Exposed live wire in cooker wall socket

    So I fitted a new metal faceplate switch on the wall socket for my cooker. All went well. As I'm also tiling I took it off a few days later, and noted some of the live wire insulation rubbed off presumably by me screwing the screws in when assembling. I have read of this before, first time hrs...
  33. C

    cable from existing cooker control switch to new oven/grill

    Hi, neighbour has asked if I would run new cable from existing cooker control unit to new oven/grill. The easiest way to run cable without disruption would be under existing kitchen cupboards. Cable would be 2.5mm or 4mm depending on oven. Is it ok to run this,this way ? and would it be better...
  34. spud1

    Disconnection time of a 32Amp Cooker circuit with a panel socket?

    Hi, What would be the Maximum disconnection time for a 40Amp domestic Cooker circuit in a TNCS system be, where it has a 13A socket outlet on the panel/isolator faceplate? Obviously a final circuit >32A would be 5 secs but I was just interested as to whether the presence of a 13A socket outlet...
  35. C

    Joining existing cooker cable

    Hi, neighbour has asked me if I would move his cooker control switch for him. Since new position of it is further away,this would require joining existing cable via JB or, as is preferable, running a new cable. Running a new cable is a fairly big job,so do the regs allow a JB to be used in this...
  36. N


    HELLO i need to install Rangemaster nexus 110 cooker the hob is 8kw the oven is 15.5 kw i dont know this cooker has two separate connection point for hob and oven or has it just one connection terminal ??? i was put 10mm (two core and earth) for oven and 4mm (two core and earth )for hob the...
  37. D

    Cooker switch not working

    Hi, my electric cooker switch isn't coming on. I've disconnected the cooker and it still doesn't light up when I switch it to on. Nothing's tripped at the supply end. This proves the cooker's not the issue doesn't it?
  38. Morris19911

    Shower and cooker circuits

    Hello I'm an apprentice but don't do any domestic work just commercial and industrial atm. My question is if you don't have a design current for shower or cooker e.g. customer doesn't know what they are buying yet, how do you select your cable sizes and mcb rating? This is purely for learning...
  39. M

    Domestic New cooker tripping RCD

    Firstly, I am not an electrician so please go easy on me and if I have omitted anything please ask. We've had a new cooker and induction hob installed from Ikea. Here's some information on the setup :- New consumer unit, 100A 30mA RCD feeds 8 MCB's First MCB in line from the RCD is a 40A MCB...
  40. D

    Ikea Cooker and Hob Explain please.

    Hi, So i have turned up to a job and this information is all i have on how to fit a cooker and a hob. Am i right in saying these to can be connected to a 6mm wire with a 45a switch for the hob and a 16a switch for the cooker? Thanks
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