Regulations for fitting a Gas cooker.

Discussion in 'UK DIY' started by Lee Conway, Sep 30, 2004.

  1. Lee Conway

    Lee Conway Guest

    Can anyone tell me (or point me to) the regulations covering gas
    supplies to free standing cookers in the UK? This is for domestic
    use.

    What I have now is a 15mm copper pipe coming up through the kitchen
    floor by the edge of a wall. The pipe is secured to the wall with
    metal clips (screwed in to the wall) and goes up 3 feet. At the end of
    the pipe is the socket that I plug the hose coming out of the cooker
    into. It's all very secure, just exposed.

    There's no shielding around the pipe and the cooker is stood right
    next to it however the pipe never gets hot, even when the oven is on.

    Next to the cooker is a kitchen unit so the pipe is kind of behind
    this and the cooker so it's not in a position to recieve a knock from
    anything. You can just see it at the back of the gap between the unit
    and the cooker.

    It's been like this for years and is quite safe but I am wondering
    whether there are any regs that demand double shielding for exposed gas
    pipes or require the cooker to be a certain distance from the socket
    etc?

    Many thanks.
     
    Lee Conway, Sep 30, 2004
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  2. Lee Conway

    Tim Mitchell Guest

    In article <>, Lee Conway
    <> writes
    >Can anyone tell me (or point me to) the regulations covering gas
    >supplies to free standing cookers in the UK? This is for domestic
    >use.
    >
    >What I have now is a 15mm copper pipe coming up through the kitchen
    >floor by the edge of a wall. The pipe is secured to the wall with
    >metal clips (screwed in to the wall) and goes up 3 feet. At the end of
    >the pipe is the socket that I plug the hose coming out of the cooker
    >into. It's all very secure, just exposed.
    >
    >There's no shielding around the pipe and the cooker is stood right
    >next to it however the pipe never gets hot, even when the oven is on.
    >
    >Next to the cooker is a kitchen unit so the pipe is kind of behind
    >this and the cooker so it's not in a position to recieve a knock from
    >anything. You can just see it at the back of the gap between the unit
    >and the cooker.
    >
    >It's been like this for years and is quite safe but I am wondering
    >whether there are any regs that demand double shielding for exposed gas
    >pipes or require the cooker to be a certain distance from the socket
    >etc?
    >

    This sounds totally normal, mine was like this until we replaced it with
    a built in cooker. No doubt Ed will be along shortly with the official
    line.
    --
    Tim Mitchell
     
    Tim Mitchell, Sep 30, 2004
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    Peter Guest

    "Tim Mitchell" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > In article <>, Lee Conway
    > <> writes
    > >Can anyone tell me (or point me to) the regulations covering gas
    > >supplies to free standing cookers in the UK? This is for domestic
    > >use.
    > >
    > >What I have now is a 15mm copper pipe coming up through the kitchen
    > >floor by the edge of a wall. The pipe is secured to the wall with
    > >metal clips (screwed in to the wall) and goes up 3 feet. At the end of
    > >the pipe is the socket that I plug the hose coming out of the cooker
    > >into. It's all very secure, just exposed.
    > >
    > >There's no shielding around the pipe and the cooker is stood right
    > >next to it however the pipe never gets hot, even when the oven is on.
    > >
    > >Next to the cooker is a kitchen unit so the pipe is kind of behind
    > >this and the cooker so it's not in a position to recieve a knock from
    > >anything. You can just see it at the back of the gap between the unit
    > >and the cooker.
    > >
    > >It's been like this for years and is quite safe but I am wondering
    > >whether there are any regs that demand double shielding for exposed gas
    > >pipes or require the cooker to be a certain distance from the socket
    > >etc?
    > >

    > This sounds totally normal, mine was like this until we replaced it with
    > a built in cooker. No doubt Ed will be along shortly with the official
    > line.
    > --
    > Tim Mitchell


    Sounds ok

    All covered by gas installation and use regulations also refer to
    instruction manual.

    The rubber hose should hang free but not touch the floor, the baynet fitting
    should be pointing downwards and the cooker should have an anti tilt braket
    to the floor or be chained to the wall at the top. A space of 750mm should
    be above the cooker with hoods cupboards etc

    Peter
     
    Peter, Sep 30, 2004
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  4. Lee Conway

    Ed Sirett Guest

    On Thu, 30 Sep 2004 16:16:47 +0000, Peter wrote:

    >
    > "Tim Mitchell" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> In article <>, Lee Conway
    >> <> writes
    >> >Can anyone tell me (or point me to) the regulations covering gas
    >> >supplies to free standing cookers in the UK? This is for domestic
    >> >use.
    >> >
    >> >What I have now is a 15mm copper pipe coming up through the kitchen
    >> >floor by the edge of a wall. The pipe is secured to the wall with
    >> >metal clips (screwed in to the wall) and goes up 3 feet. At the end of
    >> >the pipe is the socket that I plug the hose coming out of the cooker
    >> >into. It's all very secure, just exposed.
    >> >
    >> >There's no shielding around the pipe and the cooker is stood right
    >> >next to it however the pipe never gets hot, even when the oven is on.
    >> >
    >> >Next to the cooker is a kitchen unit so the pipe is kind of behind
    >> >this and the cooker so it's not in a position to recieve a knock from
    >> >anything. You can just see it at the back of the gap between the unit
    >> >and the cooker.
    >> >
    >> >It's been like this for years and is quite safe but I am wondering
    >> >whether there are any regs that demand double shielding for exposed gas
    >> >pipes or require the cooker to be a certain distance from the socket
    >> >etc?
    >> >

    >> This sounds totally normal, mine was like this until we replaced it with
    >> a built in cooker. No doubt Ed will be along shortly with the official
    >> line.
    >> --
    >> Tim Mitchell

    >
    > Sounds ok
    >
    > All covered by gas installation and use regulations also refer to
    > instruction manual.
    >
    > The rubber hose should hang free but not touch the floor, the baynet fitting
    > should be pointing downwards and the cooker should have an anti tilt braket
    > to the floor or be chained to the wall at the top. A space of 750mm should
    > be above the cooker with hoods cupboards etc
    >


    Room must not contain a bath or shower (!).
    Room must have a door, window or other opening direct to outside air.
    Room must have a volume greater than 10m^3 (or 5m^3 plus 50cm^2 permanent
    vent).

    Unless other wise stated. 28mm each side from combustible materials.
    150mm each side at or above the pan supports from combustible materials
    (IIRC), This is easy to be caught out on if the cooker is lower than the
    work tops to the side.

    --
    Ed Sirett - Property maintainer and registered gas fitter.
    The FAQ for uk.diy is at www.diyfaq.org.uk
    Gas fitting FAQ http://www.makewrite.demon.co.uk/GasFitting.html
    Sealed CH FAQ http://www.makewrite.demon.co.uk/SealedCH.html
     
    Ed Sirett, Oct 1, 2004
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