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    Removing free standing cooker.


    I am clearing a house ready for sale. Is it necessary to engage an electrician to disconnect the cooker at the socket or can I do this having switched off the circuit at the circuit board?

    Asked by Adrian on 13th Oct 2020
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    Samuel Germano de Oliveira

    "If the stove is electric, a professional is required to disconnect and test the network before disconnecting and leaving it safely for the next resident."

    Answered on 3rd Jan 2022 - Member since Oct 2021 - report

    "This should be done by a competent electrician
    If the polarity is reversed it may still be live and shock risk is present

    Always instruct a qualified electrician"

    Answered on 27th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    Curtis Ward


    We would always advise getting a qualified electrician to do electrical work just in case."

    Answered on 4th Nov 2020 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    Nh electrical

    "You can but you need to guarantee the fixed wiring is still secure after you’ve disconnected something. An electrician would be best and only charge you an hour of their time."

    Answered on 23rd Oct 2020 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    Chris’s Electrical & Maintenance Services

    You will never know if it is incorrectly wired up,please consult a qualified electrician to do this."

    Answered on 14th Oct 2020 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    Homestyle Builders

    "If you're competent and understand basic electrics then there's no need to employ an electrician. Cut the electrics off by the main trip switch on the right hand side, and disconnect the cooker cables on the double pole switch and make sure you replace the switch cover before reinstating the electrical supply"

    Answered on 14th Oct 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    GoSmart Electrical

    "If you are competent in how to disconnect the wiring safely and more importantly, re-connect the cooker outlet safe for the next use then yes. Power off at the circuit board and then disconnect cooker. DO NOT cut the cable or leave exposed when done. If you have any doubts whatsoever please call an electrician. thanks"

    Answered on 14th Oct 2020 - Member since Oct 2020 - report

    "No, you don’t need to disconnect anything no matter if you disconnect all you need to do is to give the electrical installation condition report certificate to the client if is more than 5 years old than before to sale the house you need to do an electrical inspection."

    Answered on 5th Nov 2020 - Member since Nov 2017 - report
    Eden electrical

    "No you do not need one , but it would be advised if you was unsure"

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

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