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Hi,

I have revently ordered a new Range and before i contacted an electritian to book installation i thought i would pull my current oven out and check if there was a seperate 32A socket so the job of hardwiring the new cooker in would be relitivaly straight forward, however, When i pulled my oven out i found that a thin cable with a standard UK plug on the end of it was connected to the oven and then into a standard socket, i then noticed that from the top of that standard socket there is a large grey cable that runs to what i can only assume is a seperate socket for the oven but i am not sure.

We do have a seperate cut off switch for the oven so i was oretty sure our current range was hardwired into a 32A socket but i am not so sure now.

Any ideas what this is? Is this something thats normal practise? I have attched pictures of the wireing situation behind the current cooker.

Any advice will be appriciated. 20190328_000630.jpg 20190328_000635.jpg 20190328_000630.jpg 20190328_000635.jpg
 
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you have a standard 32A? circuit in 6.0mm for cooking appliances. someone has added the double socket as the oven and hob do not pull a load greater than can be supplied with a 13A plug/s. easily modified back if new appliances need to be hard wired.
 

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I would be tempted to get the appropriate craftsman,to re-attach that gas point.
If an oven needs to be closer to the wall,the old 90 degree-and-no-fixings method,is not the way to achieve it....

Also,is the cooker outlet,feeding the socket,or vice-versa?
 

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I suppose that your existing cooker is gas, and the new one is all electric?
The socket has been put there to provide the power for the ignition spark for the gas cooker. Whoever added the double socket has wired it into the cooker connection point (the square box in the corner in the first photo). The short length of cable is the feed from the CC point to the socket. If your new range cooker requires a 32A connection, then the installer can connect up to the cooker connection popint that is already there, having first removed the double socket.
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you must check if the fuse/MCB protecting that circuit in your house consumer unit is actually 32amp.
 
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