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    sp1d3r Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Feb 12, 2014, 05:44 AM
    Convert Garage into kitchen
    I am converting my garage into a bakery/kitchen for my wife's business. There is already electricity running out to the garage with a couple of power points but would this be sufficient to run another cooker and a couple of fridges?
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    ma0641 Posts: 15,681, Reputation: 1012
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    Feb 12, 2014, 10:45 AM
    We have no idea as to the wiring capacity of the existing wire. What gauge and breaker size? My initial guess would be no. How many watts does the cooker pull? My guess would be 1300-1500.
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    May 21, 2014, 02:43 AM
    I think yes, it will be sufficient for other cooker or fridges.
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    May 21, 2014, 05:08 AM
    The use of the term "Cooker" Tells me they are in or at least from the UK.

    I would not assume any residence in the UK as existing excess capacity built into the wiring. If anything they barely build enough capacity as it is... on NEW constructions... Older structures you can be certain the capacity is insufficient. We here in the USA ( possibly even Canada too)tend to build more capacity into things than we absolutely need so we have room to expand.

    I'd recommend having an Electrician physically examine the existing wiring to see what you have now... what its capacities are, and determine how much more you are going to need.
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    May 21, 2014, 11:58 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Ella_65 View Post
    I think yes, it will be sufficient for other cooker or fridges.
    How could you possibly know? First, this post is 3 months old. Second, the OP didn't even begin to supply enough information to even guess. Without knowing the capacity of the breakers supplying the area and the draw of the appliances to be used, it is irresponsible to answer the O{'s question. You are new here but we pride ourselves on the accuracy of the advice we give and your answer here is not only inaccurate, but irresponsible.

    To the OP, in addition to the wiring issues that you should have a licensed electrician check for you, there may also be zoning laws, prohibiting a commercial enterprise, and there may be other requirements in operating a food preparation business. You need to thoroughly investigate these things before you go to the expense of building. Hopefully, you haven't started construction yet.

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