First the Gas cookers, they have to be connected via a flexible gas pipe into a bayonet.
We found that the gas hobs has been connected to the gas with a flexible pipe.
This is against the gas regulations and as such we had to disconnect the gas hob.
With a gas hobs, the supply pipe needs to be clipped to the wall for support, and a gas valve fitted.
So the hob can be isolated if repairs need to be carried out,
without switching off the whole supply within the property.
With the gas cookers, when you purchase from your local store they don’t come ready to plugin like some of the salesmen may tell you.
As with any gas works, only a gas safe registered engineer can carry out the installation of gas cookers or gas hobs, and you should not try to do it yourself.
First they do a let by test, this is to see if the gas meter is letting gas pass the emergency control valve, then on to a stability test, this is to let the gas settle, then on to check for leakage.
If no leakage is found then the installation can go ahead.With gas cookers, the first thing is to make sure the gas off, if a bayonet is needed then the pipe will be cut and clipped to the wall and the bayonet fitted to the pipe.
The reason it needs to look down is when the hose is connected from the gas cooker,
we tend to use the chain as it’s easy for the customer.
Should they wish to pull the gas cooker forward for cleaning,
all they need to do is disconnect the chain and the cooker can be moved.
Once on, we purge any air in the pipe until the cooker lights, then we switch off.
Then carry out another gas tightness test to make sure that the work we carried out is leak free.With gas hobs it’s basically the same, other than using a flexible hose pipe,
because should something go wrong you may find your home insurance is void.
If you don’t know a gas safe engineer in your area, then visit the gas safe register online.
Enter your details with post code, and you will get 3 local engineers only to willing to help and advise you.
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