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Electric Cooker installation Tips

mattb_1987mattb_1987

I need a electric cooker for my flat, but i have noticed the majority of places that are cheap, do not offer installation. Am i better off getting one from currys for example, or somewhere cheaper, and getting somebody in to install it.
Thanks

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    sassie
    dont ya just plug them in
    choc1969
    You will need to get a qualified electrician in,
    mattb_1987
    sassie
    dont ya just plug them in


    I dont think so lol. Its all wired up to a main switch on the wall
    RedIron
    sassie;3608637
    dont ya just plug them in


    No only a few come with a mains plug

    All you need though on the others is some cooker wire from B&Q, strip both ends of the wire and you'll have 3 wires on each like this;

    http://www.jboyeselectrical.co.uk/images/domestic-wire.jpg

    You just wire 3 into the back of the cooker and 3 into the socket on the wall. It is nice and easy to do so not worth paying an engineer about £40 to do it.
    choc1969
    sassie;3608637
    dont ya just plug them in



    As a general rule an electric cooker will require its own radial circuit. This means it requires a direct connection to the consumer unit with its own fuse way there. Electric cookers use a vast amount of power so must not be connected to a normal household circuit.
    sassie
    find one that comes with a mains plug then - lol
    choc1969
    RedIron;3608698
    No only a few come with a mains plug

    All you need though on the others is some cooker wire from B&Q, strip both ends of the wire and you'll have 3 wires on each like this;

    http://www.jboyeselectrical.co.uk/images/domestic-wire.jpg

    You just wire 3 into the back of the cooker and 3 into the socket on the wall. It is nice and easy to do so not worth paying an engineer about £40 to do it.


    http://www.glyngibson.com/LatestLaws.aspx
    Predikuesi
    If you already have an electric cooker outlet, then just wire it into that. The law says that you must be compitent enough to install cookers (gas or electric). To be honest, if you can wire a plug, you can install this. Just make sure you turn off the electricity first.
    choc1969
    The fact that you live in a flat.....any botched job puts several lives at risk.....not just your own if you're unsure.

    Do you rent or own ? A housing assoc will require a certificate if you install new
    RedIron
    Predikuesi;3608757
    If you already have an electric cooker outlet, then just wire it into that. The law says that you must be compitent enough to install cookers (gas or electric). To be honest, if you can wire a plug, you can install this. Just make sure you turn off the electricity first.


    I think legally you have to be at least corgi registered to do gas even if it is your own cooker
    mattb_1987
    choc1969
    The fact that you live in a flat.....any botched job puts several lives at risk.....not just your own if you're unsure.

    Do you rent or own ? A housing assoc will require a certificate if you install new


    I rent my flat. Dont worry i wouldnt trust myself to do it anyway lol. Im just looking for the best cooker i can for about 300 quid installed. Its my first place so im new to it all.
    choc1969
    mattb_1987;3608848
    I rent my flat. Dont worry i wouldnt trust myself to do it anyway lol. Im just looking for the best cooker i can for about 300 quid installed. Its my first place so im new to it all.


    ok......few good sites to get a cooker deal, how wide is the space ?
    thesaint
    sassie
    dont ya just plug them in


    Not an electric cooker. An electric oven yes.

    choc1969
    You will need to get a qualified electrician in,


    Not true.

    Predikuesi
    If you already have an electric cooker outlet, then just wire it into that. The law says that you must be compitent enough to install cookers (gas or electric). To be honest, if you can wire a plug, you can install this. Just make sure you turn off the electricity first.


    Competent is right for electric cookers, you need to be Corgi registered for Gas, even though Gas cookers are easier to install.
    RedIron
    mattb_1987;3608848
    I rent my flat. Dont worry i wouldnt trust myself to do it anyway lol. Im just looking for the best cooker i can for about 300 quid installed. Its my first place so im new to it all.


    Which area do you live in?

    If your in the Kent area I can put you in touch with someone
    sassie
    just by the oven then - lol

    Mine is built in oven and just plugs in, hence why i thought this
    mattb_1987
    choc1969
    ok......few good sites to get a cooker deal, how wide is the space ?


    I think im lookin at getting a 50cm cooker in there
    RedIron
    mattb_1987;3608987
    I think im lookin at getting a 50cm cooker in there


    Dixons can install your cooker for you when they deliver by the way
    mattb_1987
    RedIron
    Dixons can install your cooker for you when they deliver by the way


    is there any on there below 300 anybody could reccomend?
    RedIron
    mattb_1987;3609152
    is there any on there below 300 anybody could reccomend?


    I can have a word with my Dad tomorrow to ask him, avoid Indesit though
    nikkiandmidgets
    The site diynot.co.uk is really good for advice on wiring etc or faults - in fact anything diy! I passed it onto someone in my freecycle forum who's gas boiler was faulty and he quoted the codes and brief history of what was happening and thye told him what problem was and he had it fixed a few hours later as it was a simple fault not requiring an engineer. Plus I got told which part was wrong with my washer and exactly how to fit it wihout having to pay callout costs etc! Its a handy site for advice or if you doubt information or think you are being flanneled by a skilled workman!

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