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    Electricians

    My new cooker has been delivered without a power cable fitted, can I use the old one? The old one is 10mm and the same size cooker is being fitted, was just wondering if it's best practice to replace the cable?

    Asked by Lou on 20th Feb 2022
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    AH Electricians

    "If the cable is in a good condition there is no need to replace it. Make sure you have the installation tested by a qualified electrician."

    Answered on 21st Feb 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report
    Galect Limited

    "I would use an HTC replacement cable because it is more flexible if you are planning to pull the cooker out to clean behind it at some point. Otherwise yes it is fine provided the cable is not damaged."

    Answered on 21st Feb 2022 - Member since Oct 2021 - report
    I & M Property Services

    "Hi. If the cable is not damaged then there is no need the change the cable. We would also recommend getting the installation checked which will confirm the condition of the cable and ensure that everything is okay."

    Answered on 21st Feb 2022 - Member since Oct 2018 - report
    NSS Data & Electrics Ltd

    "Best to check the specifications for the new cooker first. If the 10mm is adequate, then there's no reason you can't reuse it but best to check for wear and tear over time. If in doubt, get a professional to have a look for you :)"

    Answered on 21st Feb 2022 - Member since Jul 2021 - report
    ALS Electrics

    "You can use the old cable as long as there is no sign of damage"

    Answered on 21st Feb 2022 - Member since Jun 2021 - report
    Premier Response

    "Hi as long as the cable has no signs of stress or is not mechanically damaged you world normally just use the existing
    10 mm is a big cable so robust if you think there may be an issue a local electrician could test the insulation resistance this is a test to establish the soundness of the cable"

    Answered on 21st Feb 2022 - Member since Sep 2021 - report
    London Home Group Ltd

    "Hi there, yes I believe you can use the old one, but the best case is to get in touch with the place where you had purchased your new cooker, they should inform you better.
    I hope this helps.
    Thanks"

    Answered on 21st Feb 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
    Gralbo electric ltd

    "Hello, when you install the new stove, the electrician will come with everything you need, including the 10 mm cable"

    Answered on 21st Feb 2022 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
    WKN Electrical Services

    "Make sure you turn the power off before you activate this. This is done at the consumer unit and the cooker will be labelled"

    Answered on 21st Feb 2022 - Member since Jun 2018 - report
    CGi MultiTrade Ltd

    "It's best practice to change cable as existing cable may be damaged or have been overused, It doesn't cost much to replace just a short length of cable."

    Answered on 21st Feb 2022 - Member since Oct 2018 - report

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