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Hi I am 1st fixing a kitchen rewire, My boss is away for a couple of days and left it for me to finish. There is a hob , hob extracor, oven, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. Apart from the hob and oven which other items need to have an isolator? The client wants the minimum and them to be hidden away from view. I know that the oven/hob has to be within 2m and easily accesable. Is this the case for all isolators?
I would really appreciate some help as I would like to finish it asap.
 
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Shakey

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apart from the oven the others will just be on soecket outlets and dont need sperate isolators

somepeople put switches above the worktops to control sockets below, that is not a requirement
 
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wayne

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as shakey said are you trying to win a pat on the head?:D
 
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PAUL M

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why dont you fit a grid switch then you can isolate them all from the same position,all in one tidy unit job done.
 
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Cirrus

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As Paul says - I got a grid switch in my gaff and I think it looks the puppy's privates:)
 
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mark7600

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Thank you guys for the help, The Grid sounds like an excellent solution. Yes wayne I am thinking more of a bonus!!! Maybe a nice new dewault! But will probably have to put up with a few 5.5 bits and raw plugs and pat on head.
 
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wayne

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we will be rewarded on the next turn of the wheel (so says my friend, buddha)
 
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Cirrus

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Fook - wouldn't see any Dewalt kit as anything but a pain in the arse!
 
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wayne

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if its a pain in the arse then you're using the wrong tool
 
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Cirrus

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My missus likes my tool Wayne and that can be a pain in the arse;):D
 
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wayne

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women cant tell the difference between a 9 inch nail and a two inch screw so long as it gets a good hammering:p:(:D:mad::):eek:
 
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Shakey

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why dont you fit a grid switch then you can isolate them all from the same position,all in one tidy unit job done.
I presume you mean multiple grid switches at one grid point? Not all of the appliances running off a single grid switch?

And aynway, if the client doesnt want it, and it is not a requirement, why put one in anyway?
 
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mark7600

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Yes I was thinking of that, But I think i will just put two in for the oven and hob. The others I will just put skts behind units from the kitchen ring. The extractor is connected to the ceiling so not sure about that? maybe iso next to hob one and put cable up capped behind wall and above ceiling to grab when kitchen fitters put it in? AS long as it is safe and what the clients wants I just need to finish tommorrow. can i put iso in cupboards?
 
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PAUL M

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Yes Shakey I Did Mean A Grid Arrangement With Each Item Of Equipment On Its Own Switch/fuse Just Thought That Bit Went Without Saying.
 
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Shakey

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Yes Shakey I Did Mean A Grid Arrangement With Each Item Of Equipment On Its Own Switch/fuse Just Thought That Bit Went Without Saying.
Sorry Paul, sometimes you need to spell things out for me

I'm not a proper sparks you see:p

And i aint had Bane to pull my strings for awhile ;)
 
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