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ANYONE INSTALLED THEIR OWN BUILT IN ELECTRIC OVEN?

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hifi Thu 30-Aug-12 11:15:20

mines had it and ive ordered another,exactly the same. is it easy to disconnect the old one,or is it a hoo ha?

lalalonglegs Thu 30-Aug-12 12:10:04

I have when they were plug-in jobs but I think they need to be wired in now (at least my double oven did) and that's really a job for pro's.

PigletJohn Thu 30-Aug-12 12:39:15

when you say "oven" you do mean "oven" and not "cooker?"

A single oven, made for the UK market, will usually have a load of about 10Amps, and can be connected using a 13A plug into an ordinary socket. It is preferable to have a dedicated circuit but this is not essential.

A double oven, or an electric cooker (other than a miniature bedsit one) will have a load greater than 13A so cannot be connected using a plug and socket and must have a dedicated cooker circuit.

An appliance needing to be hard-wired with no plug needs someone with electrical competence. However is not a job that is required by law to be done by a qualified electrician and it is not notifibale work.

shottspar Thu 30-Aug-12 12:48:08

We've just done our single oven last week after the old one finally packed in. We removed the old one first to check what kind of wiring was on it. It was simply a case of unscrewing the 4 "holding" screws on the oven then we lifted it out. In our case, there was a socket at the back of the cabinets for plugging the oven in. We looked online and chose a new oven that did not need "hard wired", so we could simply reverse the process to install the new one. My DH is particularly DIY challenged and I would say it took us all of about 20 mins to do the job.

hifi Thu 30-Aug-12 13:53:39

great info thanks!

Quodlibet Thu 30-Aug-12 14:09:09

Even if it does need to be wired into the dedicated cooking circuit it is not a difficult or complicated job. It's a bit like changing a giant plug.

Turn cooker circuit off at red switch. Pull out old oven. Undo screws which are holding wire into connection points to disconnect it.
New oven will have a similar set up at the back. (worth having a good look at old one to familiarise yourself before you disconnect it). You may need a pair of pliers to strip the wires of plastic coating if they are the wrong length or frayed at the end. It is important to make sure (as you would with a plug) that wires are only exposed (eg without plastic coating) at the connection points, and obvs that you connect the live and earth to the right connectors - this will be labelled, you won't have to guess! Neaten it all up, tighten all screws, replace oven, flick red switch.

It might take you an hour tops but it's easily something you can do without getting a spark in.

hifi Sat 08-Sep-12 16:20:34

yey,we did it! would have cost 70.00! thanks

soverylucky Sun 14-Oct-12 13:03:05

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nocake Sun 14-Oct-12 18:14:02

I wouldn't trust the shop assistant and would check that it will run from a 13amp socket before putting a plug on it. What make and model is it?

nocake Sun 14-Oct-12 18:15:42

I should have added... as it's a fixed appliance there's no requirement for it to come with a fitted plug.

soverylucky Mon 15-Oct-12 08:45:36

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