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  # 1020800 8-Apr-2014 17:39
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itxtme: Thanks for the info, for clarification would the following switch work for it?  I will order one for him to use next week if so.

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  # 1020801 8-Apr-2014 17:42
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if gib not on should be easy install ie switch controls socket fridges microwaves dishwashers can be done like this as can the oven but its on its own circuit with much bigger cable and gear rating.unless there is regulation problem


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  # 1020806 8-Apr-2014 17:49
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you sure rangehood not supplied first then socket1 -2

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  # 1020857 8-Apr-2014 19:56
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Dynamic: I *think* legally you have to be able to isolate it - i.e. switch it off.  A separate switch down below should be fine.

The isolation point is probably at the circuit breaker or main switch. Ordinary switches are functional switches, they don't technically provide isolation. To do with contact clearances. ]

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  # 1020863 8-Apr-2014 20:14
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bales: you sure rangehood not supplied first then socket1 -2

Yes, its a new run, the old rangehood used a socket within the side of the oven.

Thanks everyone for the help, will order and sort with the sparky next week.

Cheers - on with the gib!

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  # 1020864 8-Apr-2014 20:16
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We have one of these in the Kitchen for all the devices.

edit: hmm.. I must clean it one day...

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  # 1021083 9-Apr-2014 10:47
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Technically the range hood is an appliance, it has a 3 pin plug on it, if you place the 3 pin plug in a position that means it normally be accessed (under the cover for the exhaust duct for example) then there must be another isolation point somewhere else, either a socket outlet with an extra switch (shown in a previous post in this thread) or a light switch style switch somewhere else.

Circuit Breaker would be the isolation point.


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  # 1021087 9-Apr-2014 10:52
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We too are in the middle of a kitchen reno, this is the placement of our rangehood switch, behind the rangehood

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  # 1022213 9-Apr-2014 15:18
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psychnurse: We too are in the middle of a kitchen reno, this is the placement of our rangehood switch, behind the rangehood

I am hoping for your sake it is going to be behind the chute and not the rangehood itself. That point looks really low, high ceilings?

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  # 1022217 9-Apr-2014 15:26
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Our house was built 2011 and has a normal socket inside the stainless ducting cover.  You need to remove a couple of small screws to get to it.  The socket for the dishwasher and disposal unit is in a cupboard behind the sink, behind lots of stuff which effectively makes it just as inaccessible.

To me the accessibility requirement makes sense when you have a fuse board rather than circuit breakers.

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