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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Murdoch

    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...
  4. 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
  5. 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...
  6. C

    Commercial kitchen job help

    i have installed some fused connection units in a commercial kitchen, normally in domestics i omit supplementary bonding due to main bonds and RCD protection being in place. Whilst my circuit has RCD protection there are existing circuits with no RCD protection and out of interest to what...
  7. 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...
  8. J

    Need some advice ! can I spur off a kitchen single socket that is coming off a fuse spur ?

    A friend has added a socket off the back of a single socket that is coming off a fuse spur in the kitchen will this be ok ? Thanks for the help
  9. J

    New kitchen rewire using a new board

    We are having our kitchen moved to a different part of the house. I have asked that the wiring for the new kitchen be using a new consumer board. The old kitchen will be changed into a bedroom. What changes need to happen to sockets and wiring of old kitchen. Also in the new room where...
  10. R

    Domestic Buzzing from kitchen lights

    Please can you help? I have 2 lighting circuits installed in the ceiling in the kitchen - newly installed. Both on separate circuits with independent switches It is 8 recessed LED fittings For each One set is silent when on The other set has a pronounced buzzing sound when turned on. This...
  11. Z

    Advice needed on running a 2.5mm cable in kitchen.

    Hi guys, I just needed some advice on running a 2.5mm cable. As I'm still a trainee doing my college course, I thought I'd ask the experienced guys on how I can do this. I have made the video on youtube to explain exactly where the cable needs running. Here is the link. Any advice is...
  12. R

    Kitchen 3 gang isolator grid

    Hi guys. I've had my kitchen 're fitted and in doing so 're wired. The hob and cooker both off of 32 ampseperate breakers in 6mm cable. The rest is on a socket loop 2.5 mm cable in to a 32 amp breaker. But linked into the loop is a 3 gang isolator grid for cooker hood fridge and washing...
  13. C

    Adding socket on to kitchen ring-no rcd

    Hi all, I was asked today to add 2 extra sockets on to an existing kitchen ring, however the board is an old wylex with the push in MCBs so no rcd protection. To add the extra sockets would it require A board change/rcd isolater? Thanks
  14. T

    Kitchen appliances - grid or switched sockets

    Currently pricing up new electrics for a new kitchen. I am not a spark nor do I intend on doing the work - I am simply saving some time and money by speccing exactly what I want prior to getting quotes. I have the following appliances on dedicated circuits: Fridge freezer (fed from B20 MCB on...
  15. D

    Domestic Kitchen Lighting Changes

    I’m a retired Electrical Engineer (was MIEE when I worked) and worked on electrical systems in nuclear power stations so I consider myself competent to perform electrical work. However, I have never been registered to perform work on domestic electrical installations. A friend asked me if I...
  16. C

    Domestic Kitchen - full rewire

    Greetings everyone We are rewiring a house and have reached the kitchen. We have run a 2.5mm cable from consumer unit which will connect as ring for over worktop sockets, and in the same ring we plan to run spurs (switched and fused) for: 1. washing machine 2. dishwasher 3. boiler 4. gas hob...
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    Require additional cooker spur in kitchen

    Hello, My electrician is currently wiring a new kitchen and has wired in a cooker switch to a cooker fused spur shown in the attached photo for the electric cooker oven. He has used 6mm flex wiring for the circuit. The cooker hob is gas. He has installed a B32 for the circuit back at the...
  18. Kitty0307

    Kitchen rewire and new main board

    Hi, We have recently purchased an 1800s 3 bed terraced house and have been told we need the electrics looked at. The main board has not been changed since the 1960s and we wanted to find a competent electrician who can get this done for us over the next few weeks. We're in the Scottish...
  19. E

    Is a non-fused switched socket spur allowed in Kitchen?

    Can someone please confirm if a single spur off a ring main is allowed in a kitchen? My plumber has said you cannot have spurs in the kitchen, must all be ring main? Use: To create an extra socket under the kitchen cabinets, 6" off ground, will be used for single ELV DC Alexa PSU as limited...
  20. C

    Replacing a kitchen wall fan

    Hi all, I'm a newbie to the forum and I'm replacing a wall mounted extractor fan in the kitchen. The existing fan wasn't working when we bought the house, but it is wired on twin and earth cable and is switched off and on by an isolation switch (no pull cord). I assume that it didn't have a...
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