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DundeeDancer

Connecting new oven. To plug or not to plug, that is the question?

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Electric fan oven has stopped heating up on fan function but other functions still work ok.

 

Time for more efficient model anyway, so new one order that has the same 13A rating.

 

Old one is wired into the circuit but new one comes with fitted plug.

 

In two minds whether to strip the plug off and wire into the circuit as existing oven is.

 

Or to wire a cable and socket into the existing oven part of the circuit and just plug the oven in?

 

I’ve got one of these trailing socket things in the garage which I think would do the job as also rated as 13A.

https://www.diy.com/departments/13a-1-gang-trailing-socket/170998_BQ.prd

 

The consumer unit is quite new and I have figured out the circuit to switch off before I do any work and I have a good DIY book that describes cable thickness to amps rating.

 

So just wondering what more experience DIYers would do?

 

Thanks, DD 🙂

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If it’s fused then you need to replace the wiring plate for a Fused Spur - preferably a double pole one - if you are removing the plug. 

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Switch the isolator switch off for the oven, then just to be careful switched the circuit off at the consumer unit. 
Snipped the old oven lead about 18 inches from spur connection. 
Slid out old oven. 
Stuck on a socket to the old oven cable, taking care to make good connections. 
Attached tester plug and powered on, all OK. Switched off isolator point. 
Slid in new oven and plugged into new socket.
Powered on all good. Nothing overheating.
Happy as Larry ☺️  DD

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7 minutes ago, DundeeDancer said:

Switch the isolator switch off for the oven, then just to be careful switched the circuit off at the consumer unit. 
Snipped the old oven lead about 18 inches from spur connection. 
Slid out old oven. 
Stuck on a socket to the old oven cable, taking care to make good connections. 
Attached tester plug and powered on, all OK. Switched off isolator point. 
Slid in new oven and plugged into new socket.
Powered on all good. Nothing overheating.
Happy as Larry ☺️  DD

The better way would have been swap the CCU for a 1G unswitched 13A socket.

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