Fitting a Gas Cooker
Whether you’re Jaime Oliver in the kitchen or you can just about make boiled pasta, the gas cooker is a key domestic appliance for every kitchen. If you’ve just moved into your new home you may have queries about the installation process. Fitting a gas cooker can seem a little bit overwhelming because it is a large appliance as well as being such an important part of the home.
Although it may be tempting to save money and do the job yourself fitting a gas cooker is no DIY task. Fitting a gas cooker requires the knowledge and safety awareness of a Gas Safe registered engineer to ensure that there are no leaks coming from the appliance.
The appliance is connected to the gas supply via a flexible gas hose pipe, this allows for easy removal if you want to disconnect the appliance and it also makes for easy cleaning of the appliance. It is important to note that a stability chain must be fitted to the rear of the cooker to make sure that if the appliance is pulled out, the gas pipe won’t be broken. In addition to this, the gas seal on the bayonet must be sealed correctly to prevent gas escaping.
Another stage of fitting a gas cooker are the preliminary checks which must be made. These include: adequate ventilation and making sure that the gas supply/connection meets requirements and is gas-tight. Furthermore, the proximity to a combustible material must be acceptable.
So whilst it may be fun to embark on a DIY job, fitting a gas cooker certainly isn’t a project you should undertake yourself.