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#143253 8-Apr-2014 12:34
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I am well into my kitchen reno, had the sparky around today, and wanted a power supply for the rangehood installed so that is hidden.  He said they normally aren't and are just on the wall.

He pre-wired for a socket next to the rangehood, and I am not happy with this, as it will be very ugly.  Now is the time to make a change, before I gib tommorow.  What is the best option?  

I was thinking a power socket that is behind the canopy with the power switch attached to the socket it is chained off of using something like this two socket, three switches unit 

I will need to call and discuss with him tonight or tommorow before I gib.


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  #1020784 8-Apr-2014 17:01
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Distorter: This is just a lazy sparky. I would normally put a switch for rangehood/oven at bench height if wanted, so both can be isolated in the event of anything bad happening. But most people like the switches hidden away in the pantry.

A month later you normally get a call saying our oven doesn't work and the spaghetti can has hit the oven switch lol.

An Oven has to be isolated but I can't find the exact info. Pretty sure a rangehood is classed as a fan and I don't think they need to have a switch accessible.

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.

Another good example is a dish washer, usually the plug for it is behind the dishwasher and there is a switch somewhere else for it.

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