Electric Cooker installation Tips

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Found 29th Nov 2008
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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dont ya just plug them in
You will need to get a qualified electrician in,
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sassie;3608637

dont ya just plug them in



I dont think so lol. Its all wired up to a main switch on the wall
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.
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.
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find one that comes with a mains plug then - lol
RedIron;3608698

No only a few come with a mains plugAll you need though on the others is … No only a few come with a mains plugAll 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;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.



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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.
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
Predikuesi;3608757

If you already have an electric cooker outlet, then just wire it into … 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
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choc1969;3608823

The fact that you live in a flat.....any botched job puts several lives … 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.
mattb_1987;3608848

I rent my flat. Dont worry i wouldnt trust myself to do it anyway lol. Im … 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 ?
sassie;3608637

dont ya just plug them in



Not an electric cooker. An electric oven yes.

choc1969;3608691

You will need to get a qualified electrician in,



Not true.

Predikuesi;3608757

If you already have an electric cooker outlet, then just wire it into … 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.
mattb_1987;3608848

I rent my flat. Dont worry i wouldnt trust myself to do it anyway lol. Im … 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
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just by the oven then - lol

Mine is built in oven and just plugs in, hence why i thought this
Original Poster
choc1969;3608870

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
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
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RedIron;3609128

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



is there any on there below 300 anybody could reccomend?
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
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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RedIron;3608698

No only a few come with a mains plugAll you need though on the others is … No only a few come with a mains plugAll 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;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.



Those colours aren't used anyone
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peodude;3611567

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/7757067.stmMaybe he did try … http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/7757067.stmMaybe he did try to do it himself :w00t:



Looks like my house after i ripped out the old gas cooker and fitted an electric. I joke no explosion yet but not had the gas pipe permeantely sealed, does anyone know if its fine leaving it as it is? Just removed the hose and there appears to be a self sealing valve no gas is leaking.
lumoruk;3610850

Those colours aren't used anyone



You can still buy it in those colours but yes there are new colours out to put us more i line with Europe. Brown instead of Red, Blue in for Black

lumoruk;3611833

Looks like my house after i ripped out the old gas cooker and fitted an … Looks like my house after i ripped out the old gas cooker and fitted an electric. I joke no explosion yet but not had the gas pipe permeantely sealed, does anyone know if its fine leaving it as it is? Just removed the hose and there appears to be a self sealing valve no gas is leaking.



Lol yes they have a bayonet valve which self seals, if your worried just mix some washing up liquid up with a bit of water and then rub it over the fitting. Any bubbles and you have a leak just make sure you clean it all off after.

In terms of the law you're allowed to remove a cooker hose from a bayonet fitting so as long as when you test it there is no leaks you'll be fine.
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