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  1. T

    Kitchen on a 20a Radial

    Hi all, just looking for your thoughts on this. Been to look at a job where there is existing kitchen wiring that needs moved about etc. Having looked at it, rather than extend cables etc im going to pull a new circuit in for the kitchen. Currently the DB has no RCD coverage, so im putting a new...
  2. M

    UK Kitchen Wiring Advice

    Hi folks, This is my first post, I hope you're all well and surviving the lockdown. Long story short, I had an electrician who was going to do the skilled work while I did the grunt work of chasing and laying cable runs based on his advice. I did my part but he never returned, only fitted a...
  3. S

    UK 20amp switch on kitchen ring

    Hi all, I im in the process of rewiring a kitchen and as Im taking the old cable out etc.. I come across a 20amp double pole switch. Looking for some answer.. 1. it was on the kitchen ring ? 2. It was feeding a single socket behind were the oven once was but it was in 6mm cable from the...
  4. W

    Kitchen rewire and isolator switch

    Hi guys. Electrician will soon rewire my kitchen and some questions arises about sockets and isolator switches. I think they look ugly and don't want them on sight. Is it possible to install only two isolator switches one for oven and hob, and the second for electric instantaneous water heater...
  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. S

    Rewiring Bungalow and circuit design for Kitchen.

    Hello, I am getting a bit bogged down with detail as I always try my best to meet every best practice but I am very out of practice as I have been working outside the industry for 15yrs. All help appreciated. I am refurbishing my small 2 bed bungalow and have some questions for all the experts...
  7. V

    Automotive wires found in kitchen?

    Hi everyone. I'm completely new to this form and barely a novice with electrical wiring. I bought my current house a year ago, it's about 60 yrs old originally but has had numerous extensions and remodels done in the past, some of which consisted of subpar work. I was working on refinishing the...
  8. G

    changing kitchen lights to LED's

    Hi I want to change my kitchen down-lights to LED's, I have 12 down-lights, 6 on one dimmer switch and 6 on another dimmer , I have tried dimmable LED's in 6 of the lights but they are just flickering, do I need to change the dimmer switches and the transformers to make these work. Transformer...
  9. J

    Pub/restaurant kitchen diversity

    Hi all, Not sure if I've posted this in the right place or not. Just looking for a bit of help please. I need to move a dist board in a gastro pub/restaurant ready for a new kitchen to be installed. I'll not be involved in the Kitchen install itself but need to make sure I put in a suitable...
  10. Markyd

    So are electricians classed as key workers or as doing essential work? (Domestic)

    Half way through a kitchen refurb,clients are moving back in at weekend because of lockdown and i need to get some sockets and the oven working for them is this classed as essential work
  11. The apprentice

    commercial kitchen (pub)

    Hi there just a quick question we have wired a commercial kitchen and work tops, extract canopy, are all metal etc the whole installation will be RCD protected but will we install supplementary bonding shall it be required ? or is it OK with the use of RCD protection thanks in advance really...
  12. littlespark

    Fire in domestic kitchen

    Popped up to see a neighbour last night to look at, and disconnect their old cooker hood. Something on the hob caught fire, and the hood simply sucked the flames up into the extraction duct. Fire brigade, etc etc My question is, has the the hood been improperly fitted? 12 year old house. Hood...
  13. M

    Swapping out fluorescent lights for LED in kitchen

    I’m hoping to replace my mains-wired under kitchen cabinet fluorescent light fittings with some LED strip light units and need some advice please. The current lighting system consists of a mains cable running into a fused switch on top of one of the kitchen cabinets (photo 1). This then feeds...
  14. E

    Kitchen sockets

    Am redoing the kitchen and need some of the sockets moving plus there are far to many. Th redundant ones am unsure how to handle them. Would it be okay to remove them replace with a connection box and bury under the plaster or, more easily, just replace with new faceplates knowing they will...
  15. R

    Kitchen Pop-up Socket and USBs

    Hello. Wondered if anyone has any ideas on this dilemma. We have a Lamona (Howdens) pop-up socket in the kitchen. It works fine for a while but then the USBs (and their associated LED light) stop working. There is a regular fuse (13A) in the pop-up unit itself and that is working. However, if...
  16. Pete999

    My Sister in Law is having her kitchen extractor remodeled, what certi ss required

    My Sister in Law is having a new extract fan installed due to an obnoxious Neighbour complaining about cooking smells, She is having a builder to install a new fan and ducting, What Electrical certification would be required? me I would say a MNEW cert and an ISITEE as well what say you lot? I...
  17. I

    UK Kitchen appliances & sockets, switches, isolation etc.

    Hi, First post so go easy on me. Looking for some advice on kitchen appliances (washing machine, dishwasher and fridge/freezer) because I have to move some of them in a kitchen redesign happening soon. At the moment, I have above bench fused switches for each appliance, then below bench...
  18. T

    Kitchen extractor fan

    Hi I need to fit a humidistat extractor fan in the back kitchen, can I wire this into a junction box that runs from the main ring without an isolator?
  19. stidge

    Commercial kitchen sockets

    Hi all, I undertake maintenance at 3 x pub kitchens ( that’s what I tell the wife anyway) . Every 6-8 months I get called back to change sockets as scorched, cracked, brittle . Obviously these are already fitted too close to fryers etc , and all in white plastic dado trunking . The design is...
  20. Moley

    It's not just plumbers and kitchen fitters!!

    I was traveling through Peterborough yesterday and really wish I had a passenger with a camera in the van. There was a landscape gardener driving his 4x4 with a fully loaded trailer behind him. Nothing wrong with that I hear you say (well, I didn't actually hear you but....) The trailer was a 4...
  21. RapsterUK

    Kitchen under cupboard lighting wiring

    Hi all, we recently moved into a house that has a recently fitted new kitchen. One thing that was never finished was the under cupboard lighting (under the top cupboards to light the worktops) We were told the wiring was already there and connected to an existing switch. There is indeed wiring...
  22. Z

    UK Kitchen socket trip switch keeps triggering RCD even when nothing is plugged in.

    Hello & Merry Christmas, Last week when waking up the lights and sockets in the bedrooms upstairs were off, along with the ground floor kitchen sockets. Flipping the RCD, and the trip switch for the kichen sockets and upstairs lights seemed to work fine - we have no new appliance installed or...
  23. MarkRibbands

    Three phases in single domestic kitchen grid box. OK or not?

    I'm fitting a small kitchen in my remote office/workshop with a limited, existing, supply (3 phase/20A MCB on a long 4 x 10mm SWA). I need to think carefully about diversity and load balancing. My proposed solution is to install individual final circuits for every appliance (Small hob, Small...
  24. T

    Grid switches for kitchen appliances

    Evening all Just pricing a new build and they want a 4gang grid for the kitchen appliances. Am I correct in saying that if the switches are kept on the ring main and if I spur off each switch for an appliance and use an unswitched fuse spur unit behind each appliance that would be ok? It’s the...
  25. J

    electrical back box install in a kitchen cabinet

    Hello Can please someone tell me if that (see pictures) is safe to do? That will be for the electrical hub. Thank you
  26. O

    UK Should I be worried? Induction hob installation

    Last night I was cooking dinner on my induction hob. While I had my back turned to the hob I heard a lot of crackling and popping and then smoke started coming out of the master switch for the hob on the wall. It stank for fish.... It was kind of scary to have to touch the switch that was...
  27. A

    Kitchen appliance FCU

    It isn't a requirement for FCU's to be used for kitchen appliances ie dish washer or washing machine is it in a new build? I was thinking of just putting a double socket in a cupboard and plugging in the two appliance but have read about using FCU's and was wondering if this is a requirement or...
  28. S

    UK Spur in kitchen question

    Hi, I have a question about a kitchen spur. Currently fitting a kitchen for my brother, he is having a built in microwave in a wall unit and I took a spur from a double socket off the ring and ran it to a single socket in the wall behind the cupboard above the microwave. Now he tells me he also...
  29. L

    Installing Ducting for kitchen hood + Fused spur for oven and hob ?

    Hi all, I have recently had a new hood installed and need to install some ducting. I live in a flat with loft access its a 1 up 1 down. I'd like to run the ducting straight up into the loft and then out through the soffit. Can someone please recommend makes of vents, ducting to use? And also...
  30. Wilko

    Cooking Cable in the Kitchen

    Hi - working on a new kitchen today and while stripping out some cable I noticed a damaged section, pic below. I had a good look about and no external heat sources nearby, so I can’t blame the central heating pipes. The conductors’ insulation doesn’t seem to be heat damaged, maybe it’s tougher...
  31. FatAlan

    Kitchen refit - sockets moved from wall to units?

    32amp rfc supplying two gang sockets in wall behind kitchen units. At present horrible holes have been cut in the back of the units to get access to the sockets for appliances. New units going in. Whats the best way of extending to a pattress in the back of the unit? In essence Im looking for...
  32. O

    Wiring Kitchen Flush Ceiling Fitting to Looped in Double Switched Rose

    Hello DIY Electrical Forum I am at a bit of a loss to proceed any further than I have done so already with wiring a flush ceiling fitting in my kitchen to an existing twin switched rose. I have basic DIY experience and will proceed only as far as my ability allows and all work will be carried...
  33. B

    Advice on a product - Kitchen lighting

    Hi guys, I'm currently replacing the lighting in my kitchen. There really old. Basically the existing lights are recessed E27 bulb holders so i've throw some modern LED bulbs (8.5w) into them. The problem i've got is the cut out is large (130mm) and none of the modern LED's seem to fit without...
  34. T

    Kitchen installer expanding.

    Hi guys, chances are I might get flamed for this but what the hell.... :p I currently run a kitchen design and installation business and the electrical side is problematic for us, we subcontract so depend on various people across our area however, at times this makes quoting for jobs difficult...
  35. P

    New kitchen electrical safety question

    I've just had a new kitchen fitted and the installer came out several months ago before work was due to start and checked out what needed doing and at that time he never advised me that I needed extra power plugs. He started the work last week and advised me that I would need to purchase a 5...
  36. H

    Run new 32 amp cable to kitchen.

    I am getting an electrician in to fit a new consumer unit to provide an extra 32 amp cable/supply for a new cooker. I cant see how the electrician would be able to get a new cable from the garage where the consumer unit is located to the kitchen. Is it common for electricians to not be able to...
  37. R

    Help with installing new kitchen light.

    Hi, I've been let down by an electrician... twice now. I have a relatively easy install which I can do myself with some guidance. I wondered if anyone can help me out... the single light in the kitchen was a strip light... operated on two light switches. Also there is a porch light that I think...
  38. O

    Kev the kitchen fitter likes wago's

    Saw these today .......... kitchen fitters work ......... and a 3rd party company coming in to test and certify! bear in mind this wont be accessible for long at least these have earth sleeving! Apparently these push fit ones are perfectly good for everything - even joints that may...
  39. Gary Tollison

    Kitchen ceiling lights fire rating

    greetings :) Was curious about the ceiling lights in the kitchen if they were fire rated or not. Google was no help with model info. There’s an F in a triangle symbol on the side, but I don’t know if that means anything. Any ideas? Thanks, Gary
  40. S

    Need Advice - New Kitchen Rewire

    Hi Guys New to forum and enjoying reading the threads, all interesting, so.. Looking to re-wire my kitchen due to re-fit and some of you will be unhappy (understandibly) as I am not a qualified sparky, but I will notify building control and get the work certified and passed. This is simply an...
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