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    Electric cooker switch

    Electricians

    Hi, is there a minimum distance the switch should be sited from a freestanding electric cooker? My switch would appear to be in the hot zone above and to the side of where the cooker goes.

    Asked by David on 14th Oct 2020
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    Stanmore electrical

    "The minimum distance should be 30cm from the side of the cooker."

    Answered on 24th Oct 2020 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
    Milton electrical

    "There is no required minimum within bs7671, although 300mm is generally accepted practice when installing from new but if existing and just changing the cooker there is no requirement to move the switch"

    Answered on 16th Oct 2020 - Member since Feb 2019 - report
    Elecworx

    "Hi
    A Minimum of 150mm away from the cooker at the side"

    Answered on 15th Oct 2020 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    Nh electrical

    "Question
    "Hi, is there a minimum distance the switch should be sited from a freestanding electric cooker? - 300mm"

    Answered on 23rd Oct 2020 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    GoSmart Electrical

    "Depending which guide you read relating to cooker connection units near hobs and ovens, the distances range from 100mm to 300mm. As the recommended minimum distance for sockets near sinks is 300mm we would prefer to go by the 300mm rule based on the same factors as mentioned in the sockets and sinks guidance.."

    Answered on 2nd Nov 2020 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    Eden electrical

    "100mm measured horizontally from a free standing cooker"

    Answered on 15th Oct 2020 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
    ANDAN

    "The minimum distance should be 300mm either side of cooker."

    Answered on 15th Oct 2020 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    c thomas electrical

    "Should be within idealy one meter the closer the better but not within the width of the Cooker, and always readily accesible. Idealy 200mm minimum away from the edge of the cooker."

    Answered on 15th Oct 2020 - Member since May 2020 - report
    Arc Electrical Cumbria

    "Can't believe there are so many different answers to this question, I think it used to be 100mm, was then increased to 150mm, it certainly is not 300m"

    Answered on 15th Oct 2020 - Member since Aug 2017 - report

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