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How to Connect a Stove

Connecting any major appliance requires skill, training and the right tools. There are many types of stoves including electric and gas ranges, electric cooktops, and ovens. In Australia these appliances should be connected by a licensed professional to ensure that the work is done correctly. In some areas of the world, connecting a stove can be done by anyone and often people do try to save money by doing the work themselves. Instead, they create a fire hazard and get electrocuted.

The voltage that operates a stove is powerful and most require 220 volts. When working with 220 volts of electricity, the slightest mistake can result in very severe injuries. Additionally, if the stove is not connected correctly, it poses a fire risk. For these and many other reasons, it’s always best to call Graham and Sons to do the work for you. Our licensed plumbers will make certain that the wiring and plugs are adequate to carry the plumbing load.

Stoves, ovens, and cooktops require a certain amount of clearance and this depends on the size and type of appliance. Installing an exhaust fan or rangehood is also a good idea. Most stoves must be installed according to the manufacturer’s specifications and in keeping with the local statutory requirements. Because these appliances use both gas and electricity, it may be necessary to call a gas fitter as well as an plumber.

With so much at stake, it’s always a good idea to hire a professional for a big job like installing a stove. You not only get peace of mind knowing that the work is done correctly but our plumbers will check to make sure that your switchboard and/or fuse box is powerful enough to handle the extra load. Otherwise you may find yourself in a situation where turning on more than one appliance causes the circuit breaker to trip. Any time the lights dim when your refrigerator or stove comes on, this signifies that your home’s wiring or switchboard may need to be upgraded.

Graham and Sons gives you quality work that you can rely on. Our plumbers are fully trained, courteous and friendly. Why not call today for a free quote on any of our excellent services?

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