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  1. TheCodboy
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    TheCodboy Regular EF Member

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    Hi all, just looking for a little bit of advice from you very knowledgeable people. A new kitchen going in, bench top sockets, integrated dish washer & fridge freezer, gas hob with extractor and a double oven. The customer doesn't want any FCU at bench height or in the units so i was going to use grid switches for isolating the integrated appliances, hob & extractor. Where he wants the switches is more than 2 meters away from the gas hob. In fact he wants them on the other side of the kitchen wall (in the utility room). Any of you guys see a problem with this?? Also, anyone see a problem with running the extractor and the hob from the same grid switch?? (ie take a spur from the hob straight up to the extractor).
     
  2. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    Oxfordshire
    Whilst I often defer to the customer, i.e. doesn't want above worktop DP or FCU's, the appliance is gonna need somewhere for the end of the manufacturers lead to plug/connect into. Why don't they want 'in' floor unit sockets?
     
  3. TheCodboy
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    TheCodboy Regular EF Member

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    I was going to have a single box for the hob igniter and another single box the extractor. A 2.5mm t/e running from the grid switch to the hob single, then from the hob straight up to the extractor. Obviously fuse protection in the 3 pin plugs. Grid switch used to isolate the hob and extractor. It's just the distance I'm not to sure about.
     
  4. TheCodboy
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    TheCodboy Regular EF Member

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    With regards to nothing in the units.... Ive no idea. I did run that idea past him when he said no bench top stuff apart from sockets, but he seems quite fixed on the grid switch as a means of controlling them!
     
  5. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    Well until electrical sockets etc become Wi-Fi, there's gonna be some 'box' in a floor unit somewhere. If they don't want above worktop DP, just put sockets under worktops. If they want a central grid switch, then C'est la vie.
     
  6. anthonybragg
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    anthonybragg Electrician's Arms

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    CHARLTEC ELECTRICAL LTD
    Without looking at regs book I don't think it states 2 mtrs I think it says on the lines of readily easily accessible.
     
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  7. TheCodboy
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    TheCodboy Regular EF Member

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    I didn't think the 2 mts was set in stone but more a guide, and its only for the igniter and hood. Its not exactly gonna be drawing much is it!!
     
  8. Ian1981
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    Ian1981 Electrician's Arms

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    You might be thinking of cooker control units which building regs and on site give guidance of a max distance of 2 meters from the cooker
     
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  9. TheCodboy
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    TheCodboy Regular EF Member

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    Newcastle
    Yeah that's it,just wanted to double check with regards to the hob. Cheers!!!
     
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