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Electric Cooker installation Tips

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mattb_19876y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
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.
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mattb_19876y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
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sassiebanned#1
dont ya just plug them in
choc1969#2
You will need to get a qualified electrician in,
mattb_1987#3
sassie
dont ya just plug them in


I dont think so lol. Its all wired up to a main switch on the wall
RedIron#4
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#5
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.
sassiebanned#6
find one that comes with a mains plug then - lol
choc1969#7
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#8
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#9
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#10
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#11
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#12
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#13
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#14
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
sassiebanned#15
just by the oven then - lol

Mine is built in oven and just plugs in, hence why i thought this
mattb_1987#16
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#17
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#18
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#19
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#20
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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