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Discussion in 'Looking for a Plumber? Post Jobs Here' started by Mikepuzzled, Mar 5, 2018.
Discuss Gas hob installation in the Looking for a Plumber? Post Jobs Here area at UKPlumbersForums.co.uk.
I’m absolutely miles away. Sorry mate.
Well me too Scott, I knowIt will cost me so there's no problem there. British gas tell me they don't install hobs, bring back nationalisation, mind I suppose that would destroy one man businesses, so forget that
Have a look on gas safe website and put your postcode in.
I've actually managed to find someone willing to do the job.
In desperation I was going induction electric hob. Which due to the blooming logistics of installing a new cable would have seen me running an armoured cable all the way round my house to the hobs nearest point. Not that bad a job but lots of cable. Now however no problem. Well I hope there isn't. Providing I could have got hold of a corgi to remove the old hob
Induction hobs are the future
Well I agree quality. I can see their advantage.
Easy clean being one. To get the rated supply through the house would be a no no. I've not priced yards and yards of armoured cable rated at 48 amps
The hobs we've looked at are higher rated than 32 amps. I'd get a qualified electrician to connect at hob and consumer unit and install the isolation switch. Just to satisfy the testing regs. And certificate. I'm 73 I recon a new gas hob will last me out. Mind my wife wouldn't appreciate me throwing away her non magnetic pans if I did go induction!!!!
There are induction hobs on the market that have 13A plugs fitted ...
Thanks Murdock. Bit puzzled by that. Have they not got many heat areas. I always thought the strength of the magnetic field required, especially if you had say three pans on the go would be more than a 13 amp ring main could safely produce. Shows how wrong you can be.and don't forget my wife is a large 4 pan woman. Thanks for the info. I've only ever found over 40 amp total hobs, well a few 32 amps.
I've given up on induction route now, having found out if you've got a pacemaker then bang bang pop pop. Not of course that I've got one yet
Induction jobs are the future
AEG and probably Bosch do induction hobs that will plug into a regular 13 amp socket. But you still need your GSR to cap off your gas supply
Thanks frelon, I'm getting the hob next week will contact gas board I'm certain they will cap off the pipe for a charge. The hob I'm looking at will need 32 amps full load. I'm installing, well I'm not I'm just running a new cable, the professional will install from consumer unit and wall isolation switch etc. I'll make sure it's rated correctly volts drop etc.
I'm a bit jar de jarred but, I've got a much more interesting query coming up watch this space
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