Layout of electrics to plumbing in a new kitchen

Postby Trevor Harris » Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:37 pm

Hi, I am currently installing a new kitchen in an old bedroom, so all water and electrical sockets and supplies to appliences etc, are totaly new. I intend to instal an integrated dishwasher, disposal unit and a water softener withinn the sink/tap area. These need power supplies under the sink, (13 amp sockets) and fused isolators above wortop level.

[b]Questions: [/b]What is the minimum distance between the kitchen taps and any switched power source above the worktop, and are 13 amp sockets under the sink unit legal.
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Postby sparx » Mon Jul 23, 2007 7:08 pm

Hi No minimum distance specified but recommended 300mm from sink/drainer, under sink unit allowed but should use outdoor type IP rated socket (the type with a 'Gel seal' around cable). regards SPARX
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