buying a gas hob from Italy - "gas safe" problems?


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RobertL

The hob we want to buy is significantly cheaper (almost 50%) if we buy it directly from Italy (where it is made) instead of from the UK retailer.

Would there be any problems from the "gas safe" point of view? Is there perhaps some safety mark required in the UK that would be missing from the italian model?

many thanks for any comments

Robert
 
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Tim+

RobertL said:
The hob we want to buy is significantly cheaper (almost 50%) if we buy it
directly from Italy (where it is made) instead of from the UK retailer.

Would there be any problems from the "gas safe" point of view? Is there
perhaps some safety mark required in the UK that would be missing from the italian model?

many thanks for any comments

Robert
Can't think why. If it's fit for the EU it should be okay in the UK. Don't
know whether gas couplings might be different though.

Tim
 
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tinnews

RobertL said:
The hob we want to buy is significantly cheaper (almost 50%) if we buy it directly from Italy (where it is made) instead of from the UK retailer.
Don't tell me - Britannia and Ilve?
Would there be any problems from the "gas safe" point of view? Is there perhaps some safety mark required in the UK that would be missing from the italian model?
I don't think so as EU legislation means that anything legal to
install/use in one country should be the same in any country of the
EU.
 
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RobertL

RobertL <[email protected]> wrote: > The hob we want to buy is significantly cheaper (almost 50%) if we buy it directly from Italy (where it is made) instead of from the UK retailer.
Don't tell me - Britannia and Ilve?
"Barazza". And I can tell you that 50% off the price of a Barazza hob is a LOT of money.

Robert
 
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Man at B&Q

Don't tell me - Britannia and Ilve?


I don't think so as EU legislation means that anything legal to
install/use in one country should be the same in any country of the
EU.
Including electrical items designed for much lower mains voltage? It's
not as simple as saying it will be safe throughout Europe. Someone has
already highlighted a possible issue with the jets.

MBQ
 
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GB

Including electrical items designed for much lower mains voltage? It's
not as simple as saying it will be safe throughout Europe. Someone has
already highlighted a possible issue with the jets.
Would the Italian sell a UK model direct?
 
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Andrew Gabriel

Can't think why. If it's fit for the EU it should be okay in the UK. Don't
know whether gas couplings might be different though.
Much (most?) of the EU uses BSP pipe fittings, even if they don't
call them that!

Don't know about Italy, but french stuff is all interchangable.
(Copper pipes are different sizes, but the BSP connections are the
same as here.)
 
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Tim Watts

Owain said:
And we'll probably end up paying Russ Andrewski prices too.
And Putin might do a Ukraine to us at any moment...

Personally, all greens should have their fuel/water/electricity cut off
every day at random times for a month, in winter.

Then, and only then, should they be allowed to try to influence the UK
energy policy...
 
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RobertL

John Rumm wrote: > They probably buy their gas the same place we do ;-) >gas-Я-us.ru ? -- Tim Watts Personal Blog: http://www.dionic.net/tim/ "She got her looks from her father. He's a plastic surgeon."
IIRC at the moment, Norway is our main supplier and for Italy it's Algeria.

Robert
 
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Brian Gaff

Well unless they use different gass or different pressures or if its meant
for bottled gas with internal regualator then there will be issues, but
otherwise cannot imagine why it should be diffent.

Brian
 
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Heliotrope Smith

The hob we want to buy is significantly cheaper (almost
50%) if we buy it directly from Italy (where it is made)
instead of from the UK retailer.

Would there be any problems from the "gas safe" point of
view? Is there perhaps some safety mark required in the UK
that would be missing from the italian model?

many thanks for any comments

Robert
If it carrys the CE mark it may be fitted here.

No CE mark, no fit.

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Steve Firth

Tim+ said:
Can't think why. If it's fit for the EU it should be okay in the UK. Don't
know whether gas couplings might be different though.
1/2" BSP in Italy same as the UK.
 
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Steve Firth

Nick Odell said:
Do they use the same kind of gas in Italy? If not, is it still
significantly cheaper after replacing jets etc?
Methane In cities and LPG in the country just like the UK. Most hobs sold
in both countries come with a full set of jets for both types of gas.
 
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Steve Firth

RobertL said:
The hob we want to buy is significantly cheaper (almost 50%) if we buy it
directly from Italy (where it is made) instead of from the UK retailer.
Really? I bought all of the Italian made jobs for my home in Italy in the
UK because they were disgustingly expensive in Italy. I bought a Candy hob
for our kitchen in the barn at Comet for £60. Same unit in Italy was EUR
400.

Zanussi gas hob and Ariston gas jobs for the main kitchens were around
£100-150 in the UK. Around EUR 600-800 in Italy.
Would there be any problems from the "gas safe" point of view? Is there
perhaps some safety mark required in the UK that would be missing from the italian model?

many thanks for any comments
No idea but taking items from UK to Italy no one complained and there is
this EU rule about free movement of goods and services.
 
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SteveW

Methane In cities and LPG in the country just like the UK. Most hobs sold
in both countries come with a full set of jets for both types of gas.
Some years ago there was a basic gas cooker on offer at Comet or Currys,
I can't remember which. My parents wanted to buy one to take over to
France and the shop point blank refused to supply the LPG jets (supplied
with it by the manufacturer), insisting that they could only be supplied
to a Corgi registered fitter! Wrong on so many counts, but they couldn't
be budged.

SteveW
 
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Steve Firth

SteveW said:
Some years ago there was a basic gas cooker on offer at Comet or Currys,
I can't remember which. My parents wanted to buy one to take over to
France and the shop point blank refused to supply the LPG jets (supplied
with it by the manufacturer), insisting that they could only be supplied
to a Corgi registered fitter! Wrong on so many counts, but they couldn't be budged.
I've also had the same cobblers from Currys. Going to a different shop in
the same chain got me the hob + jets. I wouldn't have been shopping there
at all, but their prices were the lowest at the time.
 

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