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    Hi all do you have to fit extractor fans in bathroom and kitchen in rented property. Also do built in electic ovens have to be on thier own ring main or can they just be plugged in as any other small appliance.

    Thanks

  • #2
    Originally posted by Poohster View Post
    do you have to fit extractor fans in bathroom and kitchen in rented property.
    This is a Building Regulations issue and has nothing to do with whether a property is let or not. It depends on the regulations which are enforce at the time the property was built or converted.
    do built in electic ovens have to be on thier own ring main or can they just be plugged in as any other small appliance.
    It depends, again (sound familiar?)

    If the oven comes with a flex already attached, with a 13A plug on the end, then yes it can be plugged in anywhere. However, if there's no flex/plug provided, that means it will be unsuitable for plugging in to a socket (too high a current rating) and will need 'hard-wiring'. All this should be explained in the oven instruction manual.

    If you're shopping for a 'plug-in' oven, it can be quite tricky, especially with on-line suppliers, to make sure you get the right type as it's often not obvious or clear.

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    • #3
      thanks Ericthelobster

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      • #4
        Bathrooms, kitchen and utility rooms generally need extract fans installed, regardless of whether or not there is a window in the room.

        Electric ovens: If the rated power output of the oven exceeds 2Kw then they should be on their own dedicated RADIAL circuit and not fed from a ring final socket outlet circuit. Regulation number 433.1.5 The oven would also need it's own isolator.
        Ohm sweet Ohm

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Horsepig View Post
          Bathrooms, kitchen and utility rooms generally need extract fans installed, regardless of whether or not there is a window in the room.
          It's probably a good idea to have them, but the OP asked what he has to have - for the answer see my previous post (#2)
          Electric ovens: If the rated power output of the oven exceeds 2Kw then they should be on their own dedicated RADIAL circuit and not fed from a ring final socket outlet circuit. Regulation number 433.1.5 The oven would also need it's own isolator.
          Not disputing that, but no oven rated at 2kW will come with a 13A plug attached, will it? So for the straightforward answer, see post #2...

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          • #6
            An oven rated at 2kw on single phase would draw 8.7 Amps from the supply, so in theory it could be done easily on a 13A plug. Built in ovens are available for direct plug into a 13A socket, but the regs recommend over 2Kw on a dedicated circuit. And yes, you can buy 2kw ovens with 13A plug attached.
            Ohm sweet Ohm

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            • #7
              Generally built in single ovens can be run from 13 amp supply but double ovens usually require a dedicated supply.

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