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    • LuaLua
    • By LuaLua 11th Sep 17, 7:59 PM
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    New Oven=Hardwired, Current Oven=Plug-in
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    • 11th Sep 17, 7:59 PM
    New Oven=Hardwired, Current Oven=Plug-in 11th Sep 17 at 7:59 PM
    Hi,
    I have found a lovely new built-in oven which comes ready to be hardwired to a 15 amp fused switch, however currently the built-in oven I have plugs into a 13 amp double plug socket behind it, and there is a fuse switch for it above the worktop.

    Can I replace the double plug socket with a unit containing a fused switch for the new oven and also a single socket to plug in the cooker hood (which is currently plugged in there along with the current oven?)

    Our main fuse box is 32A, and the new oven comes with a cable attached.

    Whilst I am fairly confident it is possible in principal, I wasn't sure which would be the best replacement switch/socket to buy to fit the amps I've stated above.

    Any advice gratefully received.

    Thanks in advance.
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    • jrrowleyws
    • By jrrowleyws 11th Sep 17, 8:45 PM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 8:45 PM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 8:45 PM
    Probably not. You'll likely need a dedicated cooker circuit from your consumer unit. Call an electrician or you may have melted cables and a fire on your hands.
    • flashg67
    • By flashg67 11th Sep 17, 8:59 PM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 8:59 PM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 8:59 PM
    In theory, yes, but I'd suggest not to - likely a new circuit required if there isn't a dedicated one already. Might be better to look at a different oven!
    • LuaLua
    • By LuaLua 11th Sep 17, 9:32 PM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 9:32 PM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 9:32 PM
    Hi,
    Thanks for your replies.
    A bit more info..
    There is definitely a dedicated cooker circuit, the fuse box clearly labels a switch just for the cooker which is 32A, and there is a cooker switch above the worktop, which controls the plug below.

    Can someone point me in right direction as to which new cooker outlet I need to buy. It needs to be an outlet for the cooker to be hardwired to at 15amp, plus a single socket for a 13amp plug, ideally together in the same unit/fascia.
    • FreeBear
    • By FreeBear 12th Sep 17, 12:27 AM
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    • 12th Sep 17, 12:27 AM
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    • 12th Sep 17, 12:27 AM
    Do you have an electric hob ?

    If you're using gas for the hob, then there is no reason why the oven can't be hard wired in and a 16A MCB fitted to the fuse board (consumer unit). You won't get a 15A fused isolator switch (not for a domestic installation), so it would have to be a dedicated circuit from the consumer unit.

    Ideally, the extractor hood should be on a fused spur off the ring main with a maximum of a 3A fuse.

    It would be worth getting a qualified electrician in to look at what you've got and advice appropriately before you buy the new oven - Download a copy of the manual so that he doesn't have to play guessing games when trying to work out the power demands.
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    • d0nkeyk0ng
    • By d0nkeyk0ng 12th Sep 17, 8:11 AM
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    • 12th Sep 17, 8:11 AM
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    • 12th Sep 17, 8:11 AM
    I'm not an electrician.

    Firstly, I'd make sure that the cooker circuit has only the cooker on it and doesn't connect to anything else. You can then replace the fused box and double sockets for a single cooker hood with socket (they're all at 45A). Then replace the fuse in the MCB for a 16A or 20A
    • macman
    • By macman 12th Sep 17, 9:11 AM
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    • 12th Sep 17, 9:11 AM
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    • 12th Sep 17, 9:11 AM
    What is the rating of the oven (in watts)? That will determine the cabling and fusing required.
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    • Le_Kirk
    • By Le_Kirk 12th Sep 17, 10:10 AM
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    • 12th Sep 17, 10:10 AM
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    • 12th Sep 17, 10:10 AM
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    • LuaLua
    • By LuaLua 13th Sep 17, 1:03 PM
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    • #9
    • 13th Sep 17, 1:03 PM
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    • 13th Sep 17, 1:03 PM
    Thanks for all your replies. I have taken the sensible option, a qualified electrician has been contacted and will be round later to give a quote.
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