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Cooker upgrade 16amp to 32amp for double oven

Postby RobAlb » Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:46 pm

I would like to install a double oven in place of my single oven. Looking at the specification of the new oven it requires a 32amp fuse.

The oven fuse on my consumer unit is rated 16amps.

My house is 10 years old (countryside development). Whilst not conclusive, would a sparky have installed a cable that would max out at 16 amp, or would he have installed a cable capable of carrying 32amps, albeit installed a 16amp fuse as required by oven manufacturer?

I’m happy to pay a sparky for absolute confirmation, though if from the outset I’m looking at running a new cable in, I’ll likely go fo another single oven.

Any advice appreciated.
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Postby Mr White » Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:55 pm

Without seeing the cable it is not possible to say.
Best option would be to get it looked at, you are going to need an electrician sooner or later anyway.
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