1. R

    What would explain this strange measurement in the kitchen?

    In the breaker box of a 2010 house, there is a distinct 15A breaker for the garburator and distinct 15A breaker for the dishwasher. The garburator is powered only if the garburator breaker is on. But the line to the dishwasher is powered if EITHER the garburator breaker or dishwasher...
  2. M

    Can plastic trunking be used in a commercial kitchen

    Doing some work in a commercial restaurant/kitchen the builders had already boarded and plastered the walls meaning my only viable route is to use trunking high level to get cables to the points in need do I need to use metal conduit or trunking or can plastic be used some trunking will be in...
  3. C

    Anything to consider replacing below-cupboard kitchen LED lights?

    We bought a house with an array of broken (some cosmetic issues, some functional) downlights under cupboards in our kitchen. The bulb seem to be integrated into long wires and tracing them back up it seems there's a bunch of what I presume LED drivers on top of the cupboards. Should I be...
  4. U

    Staying in zone with kitchen socket run with a cooker switch

    I'll start by saying - I have absolutely no intention of doing any wiring or anything electrical myself. You get someone professional to do a professional job - I know that. I just want to understand what I should consider so that I don't end up having to rip out or rework stuff afterwards. The...
  5. S

    New kitchen, multi switches

    Hi all. So I'm designing my new kitchen and trying to plan where things will go. I currently have a 6 switch panel for the appliances (hob, cooker hood, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher and fridge/freezer). I was wondering... are these regulation to have these switches? Half of the...
  6. S

    Adding 12v strip lights to kitchen cabinets.

    I am currently looking to add 12v led cob strip lights to my mother's kitchen but confused what I need. There are currently mains wires under the wall units for the strip lights to connect to but when I measure the voltage with a multimeter it recording as 12v AC max, from what I can see online...
  7. A

    Kitchen Downlight Wiring

    Hi there I have 8 downlights in my kitchen, 6 on one switch and 2 on another (not sure why), I've replaced the downlights on the 6 and they work fine. The 2 I'm having trouble with. School boy error but as I was untangling the mess that was behind the light I didn't pay attention to the way...
  8. B

    Whole Kitchen wiring diagram advice (excluding lights)

    Hi everyone, please advice and comment on the attached wiring diagram for a kitchen. There are mixed opinions on the need for FSU-s and number of circuits required. Distance to cu – 8m running under timber floor. kitchen size – 3.5M X 2.5M
  9. I

    UK Kitchen grid switch help

    Hello everyone, I'd like to seek your input on a matter. I'm in the process of designing the electrical connections for the following kitchen appliances: Hob Oven (below 2kW) Fridge/Freezer Dishwasher Washing machine Extract Hood For the hob, I intend to connect it to a cooker connection unit...
  10. S

    Lighting MCB keeps tripping after changing the kitchen light

    I'm not sure what's going on with my kitchen light. I've replaced an old 28W CFL fitting with a new 4 x LED GU10 fitting (a cheap one from Screwfix). Although the light turned on after flicking on the MCB, when you turn it on or off the MCB trips, and sometimes the RCD, too. I removed the...
  11. J

    Estimation of kitchen electrical refurb costs and other upgrades

    Good morning, I'm in the process of a partial refurbishment which will involve the present kitchen being changed into a bedroom instead and the new kitchen being installed in the adjoining living room. I received an estimate for the electrical work recently and was provided a provisional cost...
  12. A

    Kitchen/utility rewire appliance consumption

    Currently planning a new rewire for my kitchen and want to get things right first time when it comes to appliances consumptions and circuits. Unfortunately I don't have the wattage of appliances as some not bought all yet but will go for worst case to be safe. the oven will be on its own...
  13. V

    Kitchen Trunking Question Please

    Hi Everyone, Sorry if this is a silly question. I am supporting my mum with some small home renovations, in preparation for a care home. I am trying to do what I can myself to help her with costs. Can I ask if cables that have been run around the ceiling of a kitchen within dated trunking, is...
  14. V

    Kitchen Junction Box Question Please?

    Hi Everyone, Sorry in advance if this is a silly question. There is a junction box in my mother's kitchen, on the wall above her kitchen cabinet. It looks like one of these: https://www.NoLinkingToThis/p/30a-3-terminal-junction-box-white/5866d Can I ask if it is unsafe to have these in kitchens...
  15. J

    Kitchen rewire - old ring main - new radial

    Hello, Last year I had some electrical work completed in my house (New CU, SWA for garage, downlights) I informed the electrician that I will be renovating the kitching at some point so he ran a new kitchen radial circuit for sockets and hob and oven circuit. These are on seperate RCBOs, which...
  16. MrKaris

    Kitchen circuit wiring question. newbie DIY. #help

    Hello. I am new to wiring and could use some help getting this circuit wired in the kitchen . I am trying to get the source power to the GFCI and then through a switch to have the garbage disposal protected by the GFCI. I also have a switch that I would like in for the above sink light. Lastly...
  17. S

    6mm to 10mm kitchen switch?

    Hi, I'm new here so apologies if this isn't the correct area to post this. We moved in to a bungalow around 8 months ago and had a full re-wire done etc. Over the past 2months we've been ripping out the kitchen as some damages (non-electrical) came to our attention meaning we had to stip back to...
  18. S

    Grid Switches radial wiring acceptable or not?

    Hello Electrical world. Looking for thoughts and opinions. Currently planning out my kitchen re-wire for new kitchen. I was originally planning on having my washing machine 9.1A, tumble dryer 6.5A, dish washer 8.5A on there own radial circuit. Total current 24.1A, protected by a 25A circuit...
  19. P

    Running wire around ductwork

    Hello all, I'm renovating my kitchen and had a question about running wire around ductwork. In attached pictures - I need to have a receptacle and a dedicated dishwasher line to the right of the ductwork. However, there is no good way to avoid the ductwork without running about 40 feet of...
  20. J

    UK Kitchen Wiring-New Build ring vs radial

    HI All, I am building a new house (self build) and have my part P so am running the cabling. My reading of the regs says that any appliance of over 2KW should not be supplied by a ring main and should have a 4mm radial. (BS 1363) My questions are really around this- - It seems all of my...


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