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If I have a built in oven and hob that are both wired into the wall,
i.e. no plug and socket. Am I allowed to take them out and replace
them even thought I'm not a qualified electrician...?

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On Jan 31, 1:09*pm, Bob wrote:
If I have a built in oven and hob that are both wired into the wall,
i.e. no plug and socket. Am I allowed to take them out and replace
them even thought I'm not a qualified electrician...?


Assuming you know enough to determine if the existing supply is
correct for the new units, just do it and don't tell anyone.

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Man at B&Q wrote:
On Jan 31, 1:09 pm, Bob wrote:
If I have a built in oven and hob that are both wired into the wall,
i.e. no plug and socket. Am I allowed to take them out and replace
them even thought I'm not a qualified electrician...?


Assuming you know enough to determine if the existing supply is
correct for the new units, just do it and don't tell anyone.


The wife's not too keen on that idea. Think I might fry myself... The
only thing that's really changing is the new hob is an induction one
rather than a solid hot plate. I hear can they require a bit more oomph.

Cheers,

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On Thu, 31 Jan 2008 14:12:38 +0000, Bob wrote:

Man at B&Q wrote:
On Jan 31, 1:09 pm, Bob wrote:
If I have a built in oven and hob that are both wired into the wall,
i.e. no plug and socket. Am I allowed to take them out and replace
them even thought I'm not a qualified electrician...?


Assuming you know enough to determine if the existing supply is
correct for the new units, just do it and don't tell anyone.


The wife's not too keen on that idea. Think I might fry myself... The
only thing that's really changing is the new hob is an induction one
rather than a solid hot plate. I hear can they require a bit more oomph.

Cheers,


Sadly you said the words "induction hob".

It is likely that your present supply cable is not suitable to supply
the new power requirements and you will need a new cable from the
consumer unit to the kitchen. Only someone with good knowledge can
advise you, after seeing what you already have, and this would be an
electrician.

You could connect it up yourself and get away with it for ages but
Xmas day will come and the oven is on and the four rings on the hob
are turned on and wifey hits Boost on one ring and the whole lot
retires itself.

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only thing that's really changing is the new hob is an induction one
rather than a solid hot plate. I hear can they require a bit more oomph.


Sadly you said the words "induction hob".

It is likely that your present supply cable is not suitable to supply
the new power requirements and you will need a new cable from the
consumer unit to the kitchen. Only someone with good knowledge can
advise you, after seeing what you already have, and this would be an
electrician.

I thought (read in a Bosch/AEG glossy) that induction hobs were more
energy efficient? I assumed that would mean their power requirements
would be lower. Why am I wrong?

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In message , EricP
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only thing that's really changing is the new hob is an induction one
rather than a solid hot plate. I hear can they require a bit more
oomph.


Sadly you said the words "induction hob".

It is likely that your present supply cable is not suitable to supply
the new power requirements and you will need a new cable from the
consumer unit to the kitchen. Only someone with good knowledge can
advise you, after seeing what you already have, and this would be an
electrician.

I thought (read in a Bosch/AEG glossy) that induction hobs were more
energy efficient? I assumed that would mean their power requirements
would be lower. Why am I wrong?

Energy = Power * time If they are rated at the same power, but are
quicker, then they'll use less power. They *may* use less power to
simmer, too.

I'm about to install a Bosch induction hob, rated at 7.2kW. I'm wary of
using the diversity factor permitted in the OSG, so it will be on its
own circuit with 6mm2 cable (4m long) and a 32A mcb.


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