From: Adrian C on
On 11/03/2010 16:00, Matthew.Ridges wrote:
> I've been in the market for a cooker, an electric one.
>
> I've found 2 on argos but am torn with sleepless nights on which is the
> better one for me.

Get one (or a couple) of these for around twenty quid each.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/150413498565

and a Combination Microwave oven.

Unless ye are a gormet cook, there is little else required.

Now where's me can of baked beans and cooked ham?


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Adrian C
From: petrolcan on
In article <hnbvar$71s$1(a)news.eternal-september.org>, TJ says...

> As for connecting the electric ones up - dead easy! You can do it yourself
> if you can wire a plug. There is a connector block at the back with a
> black casing over it. It has "L" "N" "E", so L to red/brown, N to
> black/blue, E to earth.
> Don't be afraid of it! I would say that if you are unsure, do as the other
> person did, ask someone who will make it look very easy and do it in
> minutes.

I wired in an electric cooker the other weekend, just like you
described. Triple checked everything and then checked it again but when
I flicked the switch it tripped out. Went back and triple checked
everything again to no avail so had to call a sparky.

Turned out I'd been a little over zealous in making sure the wire clamps
were tight and ended up with a split live casing so that the tightness
meant that the earth and live were touching.

Took the sparky 10 mins to sort out and that included the time taken to
releive me of £40.

From: "MatSav" matthew | dot | savage | at | dsl | dot | pipex | dot | on
petrolcan wrote:
> In article <hnb8hp$c5o$1(a)speranza.aioe.org>, Matthew.Ridges
> says...
> >

> >
> > I'd like a gas [cooker] but I'd have to pay someone to
> > connect it I
> > think its about �60 when I asked. ...
>
> You do know that a gas fitting is a simple bayonet affair. It's
> as
> easy as changing a light bulb.
>

Indeed they are, but the UK's Gas Installation and Use
Regulations require that any work on gas appliances is carried
out by a registered person. Previous regulations only required a
'competent' person. If you want to stay within the law, you have
to pay someone for a few minutes work. On the other hand, there's
not really anyone out there to stop you doing it yourself.

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MatSav


From: mechanic on
On Thu, 11 Mar 2010 18:42:53 GMT, petrolcan wrote:

> You do know that a gas fitting is a simple bayonet affair. It's as
> easy as changing a light bulb.

*If* there is already a gas line into the kitchen!
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mechanic
From: petrolcan on
In article <mttv3fu1b4zo.dlg(a)example9876.com>, mechanic says...
>
> On Thu, 11 Mar 2010 18:42:53 GMT, petrolcan wrote:
>
> > You do know that a gas fitting is a simple bayonet affair. It's as
> > easy as changing a light bulb.
>
> *If* there is already a gas line into the kitchen!

Well, duh!