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Extending cooker cable


Blue Fox

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Hello all,

Got a job for a kitchen refurb whicj includes moving the cooker point. I am able to joint the cable in the original back box but it would then be plastered over. Was thinking of using yellow butt connectors but can't find the current rating of them - what do you think, any better alternatives. Fed from 32A mcb.

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It sounds like this cable is going to be outside of the safe zones once it is plastered over...

Join it under the floor or in the ceiling void with Yellow & blue crimps and a choc box; then bring it straight up/down to where you want it relocating to..

Yellow crimps are made for 4mm & 6mm cable and should have an equivalent rating!

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Its not good practice to plaster over boxes with joints in them like that, nobody knows they are there . Either do as Noz says and joint it in the floor /ceiling or put a blank plate on the cooker box. ( JB under floor)

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Will the old cooker point, (where the joint is), be on a bare wall? or behind fitted kitchen units?

?:|

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i think yellow butt crimps are rated 48A. best to join under the floor/ceiling void, or leave a blank plate over connection

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i think yellow butt crimps are rated 48A. best to join under the floor/ceiling void, or leave a blank plate over connection

Applaud Smiley 48A

http://cpc.farnell.com/multicomp/bv5/yellow-48a-butt-splice-100-pack/dp/CN02352

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Blue Fox if Joining the cable in the ceiling or the floor is impracticable and you do opt for crimping out the conductors in the existing back box, then you must ensure compliance with the Safe Zone Rules, as Nozspark has already indicated. You will need to make sure therefore that there is an outlet vertically & horizontally in line with this point. If none installed at present then consider adding them .

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Question- does a blank plate class as an outlet? Common sence from a sparky would say 'there may be cables up down left or right of it' but what do the regs say?

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Question- does a blank plate class as an outlet? Common sence from a sparky would say 'there may be cables up down left or right of it' but what do the regs say?

yes.

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