Cooker Switch

Does a cooker have to have to be wired to an isolation switch, or can it just be fed straight from the CU? I have to replace one of those old and nasty 6"x4" horrible looking things - obviously will change it for a neater one, but would prefer none at all.
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"SantaUK" <Aye Right!!!> wrote in message

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You can use a normal 45 amp double pole switch if you like, but if you don't have local isolation near to the cooker, then you're running the risk of electrocution when it comes to maintenance time or emergency switch off if one of knob controls goes faulty. A 45 amp double pole switch fits inside a 32mm deep single back box, so doesn't take up a hell of a lot room on the wall.
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Yes you need the switch, but you can get a 45A DP type, which will take the same space as a standard light switch and not have the extra socket.
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