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    Do built-in and under counter appliances need fused spurs?


    In the past I have used fused spurs for any and all appliances that are built-in to work tops or under the counter, but I had been told recently that this wouldn’t be necessary and that I could just run these appliances via sockets in adjoining cupboards.
    Should this be what I am doing instead nowadays or am I fine to continue as I have been?
    I want to be sure that I am installing appliances as safe as I can.

    Asked by Lou on 29th Sep 2019
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    "It can be either so long as you can isolate the appliance without removing it ."

    Answered on 30th Sep 2019 - Member since Sep 2019 - report
    PHR limited

    "Either is fine. I generally fit all appliances to a main grid plate.
    Much easier having one place to switch all off."

    Answered on 8th Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2018 - report

    "The way you have been doing this is definitely still the right way how to go about the job.
    You are probably getting confused with having all the fused spurs in one location in a cupboard perhaps (for neatness)"

    Answered on 28th Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2018 - report
    CDW Electrical Ltd

    "The regulations state that the appliance needs to be fused, either with a plug or a fused spur. It also states that the appliance needs to be able to be turned off in an event of a breakdown without touching the appliance.

    So as long as the plug sockets are accessible without touching the appliance to turn it off then this is fine, but also a fused spur is fine too."

    Answered on 25th Oct 2019 - Member since Oct 2019 - report

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