1. banny07

    UK Heat Alarm in the Kitchen

    Hi guys. I am wiring a kitchen extension and planning to install seprate CU for this. I have two questions if you guys help me finding answers. 1) do I need to install spd for this cu . existing cu doesn't have any. 2)There is no smoke alarm in the property and the owner is not interested to...
  2. B

    Kitchen extractor fan

    Hi all, I'm looking for recommendations for a kitchen extractor fan i.e. rate of 60l/s. We're almost finished renovating and we've just been told we have to have one (I know bit late in the day and I'm not happy but we are where we are). There are only a couple of spaces for one to be located...
  3. J

    Two 3 way switches, 1 reg, too many "extra" wires and zero working kitchen lights. (Picture Inside)

    Hey guys. Embarrassed to say but I've been living here for almost 5 years now and I've never had my kitchen lights working properly. Can someone possibly help me with some advice to wire these in properly? The other day I switched out all my old plug in outlets and light switches for new...
  4. PhilCumbria

    Kitchen Ring Main Problem

    Hi all i have a problem on a kitchen ring that has been reconnected by a different firm on a complete rewire. The building has been rewired apart from a kitchen that was joined onto existing wiring. Problem is, one I don't have a ring and two, I get power but then it goes off after an hour or...
  5. I

    Distributing kitchen appliances between circuits

    We're renovating our kitchen, and I have parts of the wall open and can rewire circuits right now if needed. We currently have three 20A circuits serving the kitchen, as follows: *Circuit 1: fridge, microwave, toaster, outlets. *Circuit 2: disposal, beverage cooler (5 cu. ft. mini fridge)...
  6. K

    New kitchen, cookers different place.

    Hi, Before I start any changes that I make will be thoroughly checked over by a professional electrician for official sign-off. I am doing it as I am a capable DIYer and want to save costs while enjoying the fruits of my labour. Having said that I am installing a new kitchen where the existing...
  7. Bobby34

    Kitchen Grid switch method

    Hi everybody, Looking at putting a kitchen grid switch in my kitchen and wanted to see what you guys (and girls) thoughts were about my set up as i've not installed one before. Looking at running a 2.5mm radial just for the sockets and a boiling tap (1500w) theres no large appliances to be...
  8. S

    How many downlights in the kitchen?

    Hi, Having a new kitchen fitted and was hoping for some advice please. How many LED downlights do I need? Will likely be using these linked below (9W, 450lm, 120° beam) I've attached two photos of my...
  9. gm1984

    UK 16a oven on 20a fused spur from Kitchen ring main

    Hi, I've just bought a new built-in 3.4kw oven = 14.8A @ 230v. I'm getting 245v so actually 13.8A. Existing oven plugs into single socket fed from 20A DP switched fused spur. Ring is small (3 double sockets) with 4 x 20A DP switched fused spur single sockets (oven, washer/dryer, dishwasher...
  10. B

    UK Kitchen extractor hood fan not working?

    This Candy CCE16/2X kitchen extractor hood fan is not working, the lights are still working but the fan itself is not. I know there’s a fair bit of grease on there as you can see but will that be the cause & are there any other things I can check myself to find out why?
  11. J

    Indoor PIR in the kitchen

    Hi guys Wondering if you could help. I wanted to fit an indoor PIR sensor in the kitchen which would control 20 led down lights. My kids have a bad habit of leaving the lights on and leaving the room. Is this possible? Can anyone send me a link to any good ones? How easy are they to fit...
  12. E

    New kitchen does it need own fusebox or change just the mains fusebox?

    New kitchen will be installed. Do we need to rewire the kitchen? The fusebox we have is ancient and our electrician has recommended to rewire kitchen then have a consumer unit just for the kitchen electrics as he said things may trip because our consumer unit is old but my builder who covers all...
  13. K

    Pricing help on kitchen refit

    Hi all! I have posted on here before for advice on pricing and received some really great advice so wanted to see if I am still in the ball park of fair pricing. I still work for a company but on shifts so have been doing more and more work on my days off. Still unsure whether to just work out...
  14. M

    Is it acceptable to use LED strip lights in kitchen?

    Hi guys just a quick one, Is it acceptable to use LED strip lights in a hot kitchen or would the fluorescent tubes be more suited for the hot environment?? Thanks
  15. L

    Laptop shocks me when food grinder is turned on in kitchen

    Hi, Recently, I have noticed a very odd thing.. Need help from you guys. I am using my laptop which is connected to AC mains. I am also using my wired earphones which have some metallic parts like the volume control. Normally when I touch this metallic part of volume control or any metallic...
  16. M

    I need to install a kitchen range receptacle for gas fired range

    Background is we are selling our house and moving out of state. I've been fixing big and little things and painting for several months now, as well as purging possessions and packing. House was built in 1961/1962 and has mostly old two conductor cable supplying everything. I might add that the...
  17. M

    First day here with a kitchen receptacle question

    Just wanted to say hi before I post my question. I don't give too much information about myself online, but I will say I am a retired US Navy submarine electrician. There are some differences between shipboard motors, generators, switch boards, motor controllers, pumps, valve position...
  18. Dartlec

    "Electricians" working for kitchen fitters - please don't do this...

    Called to a previous client to work out why he doesn't have lights or fan in his downstairs shower room, or outdoor light... Worked out that there was no permanent live to the switch, though there was to the fan isolator above it.... Kitchen was recently done, and "electricians" working for...
  19. C

    UK Kitchen sockets tripped wont come back on

    So my kitchen sockets tripped, it won't let me switch back on just keeps tripping again. Im no expert, but switched all sockets off excepts the ones I cant get too fridge/freezer and washing machine. Is this a fire hazard or safe to leave overnight till I can contact landlord in the morning...
  20. L

    DISTANCE from D/G socket to max reach of pull out kitchen tap ?

    Distance from D/G socket to extended pull out kitchen tap ? Kitchen tap when pulled out is easily with 400 mm of a D/G socket . Not my job . Just asking for clarification etc