04 Jan 2012

Information on Disconnecting a Gas Cooker

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When a person wishes to move whereabouts their gas cooker is situated, the process will nearly always require disconnecting a gas cooker. The only people who should undertake this task is a professional gas cooker installer who is properly qualified to do the job. The reason this is due to the fact that the gas installer will need to install a new gas line leading from the main gas shut-off valve to the new desired location. However if if an appliance is staying in the same location, by law a gas registered installer is not actually required to reconnect/disconnect it. Although to make certain you are safe the disconnecting a gas cooker process should not be attempted by anyone who does not have the experience and knowledge to do so.

Disconnecting a gas cooker temporarily for the purposes of cleaning etc, does not require a gas safe registered cooker installer. If disconnecting a gas cooker temporarily yourself, and you choose not to use a gas cooker installer, you should be competent in disconnecting the gas cooker and ensuring that gas is not escaping in any way. If you are uncertain or do not really understand what to do when disconnecting your gas cooker. You should most definitely hire someone from Bow’s Universal Domestic Installs, or a professional gas cooker installer from a business in your local area.

The cooker installer will need to turn off the gas supply shut-off valve when disconnecting a gas cooker. The power plug will then be removed from the socket by the gas installer and then they will move the cooker away from the wall. The gas cooker installer must then seal off the connector for maximum safety. It is very important for the gas cooker installer to test for any gas leaks after disconnecting a cooker. There must not be any gas leaks after the cooker has been disconnected.

If done improperly disconnecting cookers can be extremely dangerous. The connector should always be fully sealed off in the correct fashion after disconnecting a cooker. Under most circumstances this will be a bayonet connector and will be what is known in the trade as self-sealant. It is advisable to check your connector before disconnecting the cooker. If the connector is found to not be self-sealant then you should give a qualified gas installer a call in order for them to complete the disconnecting of the gas cooker, to be on the safe side.

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