Sockets behind none integrated appliances

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by MozzyMarr, May 19, 2021.

  1. MozzyMarr

    MozzyMarr Member

    I have two sockets behind where the washing machine and dish washer will go, they are apart of a ring for sockets above the worktop so the only way to isolate these sockets is to switch that circuit of at the consumer unit (RCBO).

    Is it against the regs not to be able to easy isolate the supply to these appliances in an easy way? I am thinking of just blanking of the sockets via Wago connectors and feed the appliances from the ample sockets above, that way they are easy to isolate.

  2. sinewave

    sinewave Screwfix Select

    No, tiz fine as it is.

    In an ideal world you'd have the sockets in an adjacent cupboard.
  3. Philip Hyde

    Philip Hyde Screwfix Select

    Why not plug a wifi operated socket adapter in then you can turn it on and off when ever you like
  4. MGW

    MGW Screwfix Select

    Years ago one would want a method to switch off the washing machine without touching it, as the weights have been known to come loose and washing machine to walk around the kitchen, but new ones auto switch off if not balanced so no longer needed.

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