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  1. Mikepuzzled

    Mikepuzzled New Member

    hi. I'm changing my gas hob. This entails me cutting a larger hole in the worktop once I've bought the new hob.
    My problem of course is the reconnecting of the gas supply to the hob. There is an isolation valve in series with the present pipework near the present hob. I can unscrew the gas connection from the hob, having isolated the gas supply.
    I suspect I will need a new short piece of pipe to connect the new hob. I realise I need a corgi registered engineer to do this work. I've tried getting engineers but failed so far.
    I'm in Wymondham Norfolk. Anyone interested?
     
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  2. scott_d

    scott_d Plumber GSR

    You cant just undo the pipe and remove the hob
    If needs to be properly capped off and tested.
     
  3. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Best get a gas safe engy out to remove the hob and re install once you've cut the hole
     
  4. Mikepuzzled

    Mikepuzzled New Member

    Thanks both, I was hoping that by turning the isolation valve to the off position I could isolate the end of the pipe from the gas supply. The original British gas engineer installed the valve and instructed me likewise. I don't mind getting a reg engineer to disconnect and test then once I've got the new hob installed get the engineer to return and install. Having problems getting a corgi reg engineer interested. I've put an advert on the forum.
     
  5. Mikepuzzled

    Mikepuzzled New Member

    Sorry just remembered after the original hob installed the engineer did for all relevant safety checks. I'm concerned that the isolation valve in its closed position wouldn't enable me to remove the old hob? But anyway thanks for your valuable advice
     
  6. Mikepuzzled

    Mikepuzzled New Member

    Actually could I buy a bsp threaded plug and install that into the hob end of the supply pipe to the job after turning off the valve?
     
  7. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Sorry to say you can't remove the hob as it's still connected to the gas

    You need to be gas safe registered and qualified to do anything on gas even if there's an ISO valve or your getting it tested afterwards
     
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  8. Mikepuzzled

    Mikepuzzled New Member

    Ok Shaun thanks. Good job I posted on here then.
    I'll just have to get a corgi engineer to make two visits. I tried British gas, according to their helpdesk they don't install gas hobs, only cookers?
     
  9. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    As above. Please do not mess with the gas.
     
  10. scott_d

    scott_d Plumber GSR

    Type your postcode into the gas safe register website
    It will bring up local people
     
  11. Mikepuzzled

    Mikepuzzled New Member

    Ok thanks everyone, don't worry I won't. I'm a big cautious apprentice plumber and diy kitchen builder.
    I've reached 73 years. There ain't gonna be any basil brush incidents ere. Boom boom.
    And scot I've tried and tried, I think the job not big enough.
    I may have to fit electric induction hob instead. Mind then I will have to rewire the electric feed to supply 48 amps, suppose leccy rigs will have me then. God my wife will be leaving.
    Thanks for all advice guys
     
  12. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Where are you based?
     
  13. scott_d

    scott_d Plumber GSR

    I'm surprised
    This would be just the sort of job most gas safe guys would want.
     
  14. Mikepuzzled

    Mikepuzzled New Member

    Hi Harvest fields. I'm in Norfolk.
    I did post a work wanted doing ad on the relevant forum but not had any replies as yet.
     
  15. Mikepuzzled

    Mikepuzzled New Member

    Actually it's just dawned on me if I go the electric hob route, I'll still have to get a corgi engineer to remove the gas connection to the gas hob. Shoot
     
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