changing an electric oven


Postby Mike_S » Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:58 pm

I have bought a 2nd hand oven as a stop gap as my old one has just died. The old oven was powered by a standard plug but the new oven looks like it has been previously fitted into a seperate cooker switch on a wall.

My kitchen doesnt have this type of fitting so would the oven be able to have a plug attached and put into a standard socket or do I need an electrician to fit a dedicated cooker switch?

If so, how much us this likely to cost?

Thanks for any info
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Postby stoneyboy » Mon Dec 15, 2008 11:15 am

Mike_S
You should have a cooker switch on the wall - the cost will depend on whether a new circuit will have to be provided.
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Postby plumbbob » Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:55 pm

You do mean oven not cooker? If it is a cooker with electric hob, it will need it's own dedicated supply as the hob part uses lots of kw. Double ovens often need their special supply from a cooker switch too, but not always. Single ovens can normally be run from a standard 13 amp plug.

If you open the front door of the oven, around the front edge (not the door) is usually a white sticker with the kw rating. A 13 amp plug will supply up to 3.0 kw or 3000wats.
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