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Default Minimum distance between a kitchen socket and the kitchen sink?

If socket stays where it is, it will be under the boiler. If boiler
leaks, that would mean water getting into the double socket...

Thus, I have to move a double socket in preparation for a new boiler.

I can move it to the left which then makes it much closer to the kitchen
sink. Whats the minimum distance required between the kitchen sink and a
wall mounted socket?

I can't move it to the right as it would then be up against the corner
of the wall so it would have to move onto the adjacent wall.

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On Friday, March 30, 2012 3:00:19 PM UTC+1, Stephen H wrote:
If socket stays where it is, it will be under the boiler. If boiler
leaks, that would mean water getting into the double socket...

Thus, I have to move a double socket in preparation for a new boiler.

I can move it to the left which then makes it much closer to the kitchen
sink. Whats the minimum distance required between the kitchen sink and a
wall mounted socket?

I can't move it to the right as it would then be up against the corner
of the wall so it would have to move onto the adjacent wall.



If it's a KITCHEN socket won't you need a part P electrician to move it? :-)

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On 30/03/2012 15:25, Brian Gaff wrote:
I wonder if you could make it an outside socket instead.

Brian


Nice suggestion, but the cables to said socket also need to move
otherwise the boiler fixings could end up going through the cable.....


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Stephen H wrote:

If socket stays where it is, it will be under the boiler. If boiler
leaks, that would mean water getting into the double socket...

Thus, I have to move a double socket in preparation for a new boiler.

I can move it to the left which then makes it much closer to the kitchen
sink. Whats the minimum distance required between the kitchen sink and a
wall mounted socket?



There is no minimum distance, it is at the discretion of the installer.
One of the Building Regs recommends not less than 300mm, but there are
no rules in the Wiring Regs, it is up to the designer/installer to make
the correct judgement.
Also, how often do boilers leak? Not often, so I wouldn't be at all
bothered about a socket beneath one(of course, so long as other criteria
is met, which it usually is).

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A.Lee wrote:

Also, how often do boilers leak?


Depends. Drivel installations etc:-)

Not often, so I wouldn't be at all
bothered about a socket beneath one(of course, so long as other
criteria is met, which it usually is).


And how many CUs are under bathrooms where a leak would fill the CU with
water?


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ARWadsworth wrote:
A.Lee wrote:

Also, how often do boilers leak?


Depends. Drivel installations etc:-)

Not often, so I wouldn't be at all
bothered about a socket beneath one(of course, so long as other
criteria is met, which it usually is).


And how many CUs are under bathrooms where a leak would fill the CU with
water?


Hmm Mine is !

Bang (sic!) under the loo.


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RobertL wrote:
On Friday, March 30, 2012 3:00:19 PM UTC+1, Stephen H wrote:
If socket stays where it is, it will be under the boiler. If boiler
leaks, that would mean water getting into the double socket...

Thus, I have to move a double socket in preparation for a new
boiler.

I can move it to the left which then makes it much closer to the
kitchen sink. Whats the minimum distance required between the
kitchen sink and a wall mounted socket?

I can't move it to the right as it would then be up against the
corner of the wall so it would have to move onto the adjacent wall.



If it's a KITCHEN socket won't you need a part P electrician to move
it? :-)


In a DIY group?

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On Apr 3, 11:40*pm, "Brian Gaff" wrote:
If its one owns socket then who cares. something that was deemed safe
earlier is no less safe now, only the goal posts have been moved.
*I have a t least three sockets in my kitchen very close to the sink. the
reason of course is that the kitchen is so small there is no way to put them
anywhere else!

Brian


I wonder how many horrors lurk in British houses due to incompetant
fiddlers.

For instance when I moved in here I found that I have a socket
actually under the draining board, the cable to which is just run
through the back of the kitchen cabinets under the sink and is not
even clipped to the wall.

The real horror for me though, was the switchfuse unit which was only
being used to join two cables (probably had a use previously), under
the combi boiler, behind the gas pipe with no back box and not screwed
to the wall (so just hanging on its cables).

Or even worse, the mains cable for the transformer for the lights in
the pond, which was connected at the pond edge (i.e. outside) by a
choc block wrapped in insulating tape.

Philip

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