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

    Electricians

    Hello
    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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    Smithselectrical

    "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
    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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