Vertical Cooker Switch and Socket


Postby dpeilow » Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:02 am

Hi all,

I'm wondering if anyone can help me source the following:

I'm looking for a *vertical* 2-gang 45A cooker switch with socket, to use as a drop-in replacement for an existing "switch only" unit.

I know they must exist, as there is one on this BBC E s s e x story, but I can't find one anywhere...

Story: http://tinyurl.com/cmu9uj

Picture: http://tinyurl.com/c65ocv


Your help would be much appreciated.


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Postby stoneyboy » Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:47 pm

dpeilow,
Don't think you will get the same type with the 13A socket, you may have to fit one of the switch only units - crabtree or volex.
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Postby dpeilow » Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:18 am

stoneyboy - that's the type I have now and want to replace. I can find a horizontal one, their pretty common, but wondered if anyone knows where the vertical ones are sold?
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Postby rosebery » Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:12 pm

SB said he doesn't and frankly, neither do I. Try asking Crabtree if they make one.

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Postby rustyriv » Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:53 pm

Hello, I got mine from W F electrical wholesalers in, regards.
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Postby rosebery » Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:41 am

Rustyriv

Thats a helpful post seeing as either the mod has removed the town name of you forgot to put it in. The name of the manufacturer of the device would be better than the name of the outlet where you bought it.

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Postby torlift » Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:12 pm

There is not one in the WF online website catalogue. I am also looking for one for the same reason. Has anyone else got one, should I ring WF tomorrow?
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Postby rustyriv » Sun Apr 26, 2009 10:07 am

lets try again w.f. on the london road in high wycombe opposite the rifle butts pub, regards,
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Postby rosebery » Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:12 pm

Lets try again - what is the manufacturers name?

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Postby torlift » Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:44 pm

I will ring them tomorrow.

My particular issue is that the lower 13A socket will not turn on. The easiest option is to repair it/convert it to be always live. Anyone got any ideas as to how I could do this or experience of why it may have failed? Is it simply a broken bit of plastic, I cannot move the switch, so it is not obviously snapped.

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Postby torlift » Fri May 01, 2009 9:16 am

Google "tlc-direct.co.uk/Products/CM1456.html"

Contactum part 1456

W F Have two in the country contactum no longer trading apparently.

Colchester or Chichester. I was advised to buy both and screw you over on price, but that's mean!

4-7 days inter store ordering, cost of £14.50
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Postby rosebery » Sat May 02, 2009 10:48 pm

"Colchester or Chichester. I was advised to buy both and screw you over on price, but that's mean! "

On the other hand he could just buy one direct from TLC per your link.

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Postby torlift » Sun May 31, 2009 1:59 pm

OK it came from WF and was incorrect. Don't know why. So I re-ordered and I today received ine from tlc - Success!! Will be installaed tomorrow!
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Postby bd3cc » Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:39 pm

I believe "Contactum" are no longer in production, so there is a shortage of their parts, and TLC were one of the few wholesalers to deal with them, so they are moving parts around, but are running out.
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Postby moggy1968 » Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:34 pm

crabtree do a vertical 2 gang cooker switch, although the one in my van doesn't have the socket
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