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Master Geek
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Topic # 240953 3-Oct-2018 22:38
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Just wondering if anyone can give me a quick answer to this...

I want to install my new kitchen cabinets this weekend but need to disconnect the existing freestanding oven first. If I turn off the power at the fuse box even remove the fuse am I good to disconnect it? Once it's removed that circuit won't be turned on again as I don't need it, the sparky had run new wires to where the new oven will be located he just left the old one running until we were ready. Just wondering if I need to get him back to disconnect. Will be getting him back to connect all the new stuff up.

Cheers

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 2101230 4-Oct-2018 07:40
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Assuming you own and live in the property and the entire house is powered off, then yes you can disconnect the oven, at the oven.

 

 


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  Reply # 2101496 4-Oct-2018 13:17
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He should be able to permanently disconnect the old circuit when he comes to hook the new one up.

 

 

 

You can definitely temporarily disconnect it until then, but I'd suggest putting connectors + tape over the end of the old wire, just in case someone does put the fuse back in for some daft reason.




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  Reply # 2101558 4-Oct-2018 13:58
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Thanks a lot for your replies. Yeah I will definitely tape it up and what not. Cheers

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  Reply # 2101566 4-Oct-2018 14:13
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Kill the entire house first. If you can get a hold of a multi meter test it to make sure there is no residual voltage.

Pull oven out, Remove the 6mm2 cable from the back of the oven.

Cut the strands back flush to the insulation. 

Put a connector over each wire.

Tape the bugger up.

Turn house back on.

If you have a dedicated oven fuse then remove it, Some places will not..

Cheers

 

 





 


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  Reply # 2101611 4-Oct-2018 16:13
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Coil:

 

Kill the entire house first. If you can get a hold of a multi meter test it to make sure there is no residual voltage.

Pull oven out, Remove the 6mm2 cable from the back of the oven.

Cheers

 

 

It would be better i.e. safer to disconnect the cable from where it comes out of the wall. This way there is no free end to become enlivened and touch something / someone.

 

Since your oven is not a more modern plug-in style (by the sound of it) you will be looking at disconnecting the oven cable from the cut-off switch located in close proximity to the oven.

 

Leave the cable from the switchboard to the switch terminated on the switch - just disconnect the cable that goes from the switch to the oven.




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  Reply # 2102287 5-Oct-2018 19:27
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Sweet cheers guys. Shall be doing it tomorrow

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