Removal of hard-wired cooker

Removal of hard-wired cooker

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TROOPER88

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1,742 posts

156 months

Friday 24th April 2015
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Hi Chaps
I have sold a flat and I need to remove the electric cooker.

How would I go about this, have a look at the pictures.

Do I isolate main power supply and remove switch cover. Will the thick power cable run directly from the fused switch to the cooker meaning the whole cable can be pulled out?

Many thanks

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FRMATT

526 posts

139 months

Friday 24th April 2015
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I would isolate and remove the cable from the connection at the oven end, then attach a terminal block to separate the wires tidily.

TROOPER88

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Friday 24th April 2015
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FRMATT said:
I would isolate and remove the cable from the connection at the oven end, then attach a terminal block to separate the wires tidily.
Hi Mate
Thanks for the reply.

To be honest I do not have terminal blocks with me plus the new owners are putting a gas oven in.

The gas connection is already ready.

Hence I need the cable gone.

Many thanks

FRMATT

526 posts

139 months

Friday 24th April 2015
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TROOPER88 said:
Hi Mate
Thanks for the reply.

To be honest I do not have terminal blocks with me plus the new owners are putting a gas oven in.

The gas connection is already ready.

Hence I need the cable gone.

Many thanks
Ah, then yes it should be directly wired into the switch. I was thinking that it would be a pain to replace the cable if they were fitting a different electric oven.

R1 Indy

4,263 posts

160 months

Friday 24th April 2015
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Never understood why people skimp a few quid and not fit a connection unit!

As this would solve your issue of making it safe, and enable it to be re-used at a later time easily.


I would disconnect it from the switch, and try and pull the cable out to make it safe, but will be a right pain if they change their mind and want electric!!

Some Gump

11,914 posts

163 months

Friday 24th April 2015
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You sre the gas oven won't have electric timer / controls / clock? Would be pretty hard to get the wire back in the wall if you pull it prematurely..

Morningside

23,969 posts

206 months

Friday 24th April 2015
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From what I remember last time I purchased an electric cooker, they do NOT supply a cable with it so keep hold of the wire.

TROOPER88

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1,742 posts

156 months

Friday 24th April 2015
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Hi Chaps
The job is jobbed!

Knocked of the power for the cooker at the consumer panel.
Removed the switch/socket, un-did the 3 wires and pulled the cable down and out from the bottom.

With regard to the new owners. I know they are installing a double range master gas cooker.

If they require the electirc it will be an easy job tbh to feed a wire back down the same hole from the socket.

It is part of the contract for me to remove and dispose of the cooker. I would not want to leave a cable hanging.

Many thanks!

Snake the Sniper

2,544 posts

178 months

Friday 24th April 2015
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Well, given that they will almost certainly need to re-instate that cable for the gas cooker, I'd be a bit miffed to be honest if I moved in and found no connection point! That switch on the wall is not a connection point, it's just a switch.

mph1977

12,467 posts

145 months

Saturday 25th April 2015
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Snake the Sniper said:
Well, given that they will almost certainly need to re-instate that cable for the gas cooker, I'd be a bit miffed to be honest if I moved in and found no connection point! That switch on the wall is not a connection point, it's just a switch.
i'm trying to think of a scenario where a gas cooker needs a 30A supply rather than a few amps to drive lamps , clocks and a piezo ignitor

CambsBill

1,501 posts

155 months

Saturday 25th April 2015
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mph1977 said:
i'm trying to think of a scenario where a gas cooker needs a 30A supply rather than a few amps to drive lamps , clocks and a piezo ignitor
IANAE but what's to stop the OP from replacing the circuit breaker at the other end with a 15A one?

TROOPER88

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Saturday 25th April 2015
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CambsBill said:
IANAE but what's to stop the OP from replacing the circuit breaker at the other end with a 15A one?
Hi
Thanks for your input but the job has now been completed.

The new owners are having a double range gas cooker installed.

If they require power there is a double socket 2 foot further along the wall so it will not be an issue.

Thanks to all who have contributed.