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  1. DanMiddle
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    DanMiddle EF Member

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    london
    Hi all,

    I've just purchased a 2nd hand hob. I thought it would be a case of simply plugging it in, but unfortunately it has no plug and needs to be wired up to some wall unit.

    What's the reason for electric hobs not having plugs?
     
  2. sinewove
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    sinewove Regular EF Member

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    They need a bigger supply(sometimes 32Amps) than a 13A plug can handle.
    Regards,S
     
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  3. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    probably draws more than 13A. you probably need a dedicated 32A circuit and isolator.
     
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  4. DanMiddle
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    DanMiddle EF Member

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    london
    Thanks for the reply.

    Would this mean running a new cable from the consumer unit, and then wiring it to that?

    Are the majority of modern electric hobs like this?
     
  5. Dustydazzler
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    Dustydazzler Regular EF Member

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    Surrey
    Get an electrician
     
  6. GeorgeCooke
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    GeorgeCooke Regular EF Member

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    Yes and yes.
     
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  7. Charlie_
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    Charlie_ Electrician's Arms

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    Do you have an existing cooker switch in your kitchen for the oven?
     
  8. DanMiddle
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    DanMiddle EF Member

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    No, it's gas.

    I will get an electrician.
     
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