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Old 17-07-2007, 22:39
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Can i connect my new gas cooker myself, As the house has a new gas bayonet fitting on the wall can i just connect it up or do i need a corgi fitter as it seems over the top to pay some one to connect one end of the pipe to the cooker and the other end to the wall bayonet socket,
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Old 17-07-2007, 22:41
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Can i connect my new gas cooker myself, As the house has a new gas bayonet fitting on the wall can i just connect it up or do i need a corgi fitter as it seems over the top to pay some one to connect one end of the pipe to the cooker and the other end to the wall bayonet socket,
you have to have a corgi registered gas fitter to connect it.
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Old 17-07-2007, 22:42
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I don't know if its legal but I've done it.
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Old 17-07-2007, 22:43
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Are you sure as i was told my the gas fitter who installed the socket before i moved in to the house that it is one of the new bayonet fittings and all i need to do is push and turn the flex pipe in to the socket as it is one of the new type sockets,

I just want to be on the safe side
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Old 17-07-2007, 22:44
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I can do it in two min but want to make sure what i have been told is legal
I don't know if its legal but I've done it.
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Old 17-07-2007, 22:45
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Can i connect my new gas cooker myself, As the house has a new gas bayonet fitting on the wall can i just connect it up or do i need a corgi fitter as it seems over the top to pay some one to connect one end of the pipe to the cooker and the other end to the wall bayonet socket,
i fitted my gas cooker 7 years ago.... and i have had inspectors round checking the fire and gas cooker and everything is ok....

but thats up to you whether you feel confident enough, i dont have anyone in to do anything, i tend to do it myself...
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Old 17-07-2007, 22:47
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I can do it in two min but want to make sure what i have been told is legal
white taping (cant rem the name) and fairy liquid.. as i said mine is ok 7 years on and they charge extorchionate prices....


again its up to you
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Old 17-07-2007, 22:47
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Thats my point why pay some one 70 to do it when i could do it in 2 min and the fitter of the gas socket said it was legal


i fitted my gas cooker 7 years ago.... and i have had inspectors round checking the fire and gas cooker and everything is ok....

but thats up to you whether you feel confident enough, i dont have anyone in to do anything, i tend to do it myself...
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Old 17-07-2007, 22:50
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PTFE tape http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/...p%3Fid%3D41584



white taping (cant rem the name) and fairy liquid.. as i said mine is ok 7 years on and they charge extorchionate prices....


again its up to you
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Old 17-07-2007, 22:52
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yes same real but it was white tape, like a stingy tape and stretchable... wickes i think
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Old 17-07-2007, 22:53
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I haven't read it all but, it looks like you can disconnect and reconnect a cooker but NOT fit a new one.

http://www.hse.gov.uk/lau/lacs/33-6.htm
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Old 17-07-2007, 22:53
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it is white but yellow cover,



yes same real but it was white tape, like a stingy tape and stretchable... wickes i think
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Old 17-07-2007, 22:55
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it is white but yellow cover,

No mine was white tape, i remember i put it round my gas tap fitted to the wall !!!!!!!!!!!!!

ooooo errrrr yehhhhhhhhh white tape got confued thought you said yellow tape lol
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Old 17-07-2007, 22:56
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Can i connect my new gas cooker myself, As the house has a new gas bayonet fitting on the wall can i just connect it up or do i need a corgi fitter as it seems over the top to pay some one to connect one end of the pipe to the cooker and the other end to the wall bayonet socket,
My son-in-law is corgi registered, so he did ours for us. Plugging the bayonet fitting in was just part of it. He also tested all connections for leaks (using some spray soapy stuff) and ensured the retaining chain (between the cooker and the wall) was secure.

I'm sure I could have done it myself, but I must admit to feeling safer having had it done properly.

Oh, we only had the bayonet fitting on the 'wall' end of the pipe. The other end was a normal screw-in type.
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Old 17-07-2007, 22:56
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I haven't read it all but, it looks like you can disconnect and reconnect a cooker but NOT fit a new one.

http://www.hse.gov.uk/lau/lacs/33-6.htm
Something like that
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Old 17-07-2007, 22:58
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My son-in-law is corgi registered, so he did ours for us. Plugging the bayonet fitting in was just part of it. He also tested all connections for leaks (using some spray soapy stuff) and ensured the retaining chain (between the cooker and the wall) was secure.

I'm sure I could have done it myself, but I must admit to feeling safer having had it done properly.

i thats all good and well but the corgi's i have round did not mind i did not have a chain....


I would rather have done it myself, than pay silly prices to corgi people (unless of course you know them )

Its all in explainitary leaflets in Wickes (i worked there )
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Old 17-07-2007, 23:01
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I think (NOTE: I THINK) that it is a myth that you can't do Gas Work unless you are Corgi registered - You just can't do it for money. AFAIK, connecting up your own bayonet fitting is perfectly OK.

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Old 17-07-2007, 23:08
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i thats all good and well but the corgi's i have round did not mind i did not have a chain....


I would rather have done it myself, than pay silly prices to corgi people (unless of course you know them )

Its all in explainitary leaflets in Wickes (i worked there )
I'm sure I would do it myself if I didn't have a Corgi 'on tap', but I'm somewhat alarmed to read that your Corgi guy didn't worry about the lack of a chain! It would make me wonder what other shortcuts they may be taking.

If I remember correctly, the chain is to stop the cooker being pulled forward and disconnecting the bayonet fitting.
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Old 17-07-2007, 23:09
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I think (NOTE: I THINK) that it is a myth that you can't do Gas Work unless you are Corgi registered - You just can't do it for money. AFAIK, connecting up your own bayonet fitting is perfectly OK.

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Not sure i did gas work or whether the OP is intending too... conecting a bayonet is what i am talking about
OP what are you thinking of doing?
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Old 17-07-2007, 23:10
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I'm sure I would do it myself if I didn't have a Corgi 'on tap', but I'm somewhat alarmed to read that your Corgi guy didn't worry about the lack of a chain! It would make me wonder what other shortcuts they may be taking.

If I remember correctly, the chain is to stop the cooker being pulled forward and disconnecting the bayonet fitting.

I was warned to get a chain fitted, before the next inspection and that is not due yet!
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Old 17-07-2007, 23:11
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Like i have the bayonet socket it is on the wall it is brand new fitted by a gas engineer, All i have to do is connect one end of the pipe to the socket and the other end to the cooker that is it.
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Old 17-07-2007, 23:14
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Like i have the bayonet socket it is on the wall all i have to do is connect the pipe to the socket and wall.

White tape and fairy liquid !

again my view

Just make sure the gas cock is of at the outside point before connecting....
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Old 17-07-2007, 23:22
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If you're saying that:

On the wall there is a bayonet socket.
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On the cooker there is already a pipe (fixed to the cooker) with a bayonet plug on the end.

Connecting the pipe to the socket would be perfectly safe. But legal?



If you mean that you have a pipe, but it's NOT fixed to the cooker. In that case you would need some of that white very thin tape to wrap around the end of the pipe that goes into the cooker (if memory serves). That needs a bit of skill and may not be safe to do without experience.
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Old 17-07-2007, 23:29
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Yes the socket is on the wall but the pipe is not connected to it or the cooker as the cooker is new,

I can use the white ptfe tape not a problem i have a few rolls of it in the tool box as i have done alot of water pipe work in the past,


If you're saying that:

On the wall there is a bayonet socket.
and
On the cooker there is already a pipe (fixed to the cooker) with a bayonet plug on the end.

Connecting the pipe to the socket would be perfectly safe. But legal?



If you mean that you have a pipe, but it's NOT fixed to the cooker. In that case you would need some of that white very thin tape to wrap around the end of the pipe that goes into the cooker (if memory serves). That needs a bit of skill and may not be safe to do without experience.
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Old 17-07-2007, 23:31
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If you're saying that:

On the wall there is a bayonet socket.
and
On the cooker there is already a pipe (fixed to the cooker) with a bayonet plug on the end.

Connecting the pipe to the socket would be perfectly safe. But legal?



If you mean that you have a pipe, but it's NOT fixed to the cooker. In that case you would need some of that white very thin tape to wrap around the end of the pipe that goes into the cooker (if memory serves). That needs a bit of skill and may not be safe to do without experience.
Skill!!!!!!!!!!!!! whoahhhhh hang on i did it !!!! that makes me a genius !!!
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