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    • ahll
    • By ahll 24th Oct 07, 11:01 PM
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    How to disconnect Gas Cooker
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    • 24th Oct 07, 11:01 PM
    How to disconnect Gas Cooker 24th Oct 07 at 11:01 PM
    Does anyone know that if you unscrew the fitting attached to the gas supply is the gas automatically cut off ?

    The pipe from the Gas cooker seems to be screwed into a fitting to a pipe from the gad supply. I am getting ride of the cooker and need to disconnect it so I can get it to the tip. Any suggestions ?
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    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 24th Oct 07, 11:03 PM
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    • 24th Oct 07, 11:03 PM
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    • 24th Oct 07, 11:03 PM
    Mine did. And it wasn't a new house/fitting either
    Mine was a bayonet fitting. Bloke who took my cooker away just pulled it off. I (scared) freaked a bit (could smell gas), but he said that was just the gas in the 3' of pipe from there to the cooker. He sprayed washing up liquid in the socket to prove it: no bubbles.
  • ckerrd
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    • 24th Oct 07, 11:07 PM
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    • 24th Oct 07, 11:07 PM
    As PasturesNew says - bayonet fitting, like a light bulb, push in, turn, pull out - job done - no gas leak
    We all evolve - get on with it
  • djohn2002uk
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    • 24th Oct 07, 11:07 PM
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    • 24th Oct 07, 11:07 PM
    Don't take the chance!" You may not be around to find out if you were right or wrong.
    I also think it's illegal without being CORGI registered.
    Last edited by djohn2002uk; 24-10-2007 at 11:11 PM.
  • ckerrd
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    • 24th Oct 07, 11:10 PM
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    • 24th Oct 07, 11:10 PM
    [IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/Colin/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot.jpg[/IMG]
    This is the sort of thing. It is the right hand end, in the picture, that you undo
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    • jblack
    • By jblack 25th Oct 07, 1:57 PM
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    • 25th Oct 07, 1:57 PM
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    • 25th Oct 07, 1:57 PM
    If it is a bayonnet fitting then you are allowed to disconnect it yourself, no need for a CORGI engineer. Any "mechanical" fitting (i.e. one requiring tools of any kind) must be done by a CORGI engineer.

    J
  • kitchen buff
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    • 25th Oct 07, 2:06 PM
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    • 25th Oct 07, 2:06 PM
    It is totally illegal for anybody to give advice on any gas pipes or work.
    The people bringing the new cooker should remove and refit for you.
  • ckerrd
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    • 25th Oct 07, 3:08 PM
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    • 25th Oct 07, 3:08 PM
    Apologies all round

    I have in the past disconnected a cooker to clean behind it, but haven't done do for some time.

    I have only ever disconnected and reconnected the bayonet end, and wouldn't dream of tinkering with actual pipework.

    But I know better now.
    We all evolve - get on with it
  • BobProperty
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    • 25th Oct 07, 5:39 PM
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    • 25th Oct 07, 5:39 PM
    It is totally illegal for anybody to give advice on any gas pipes or work....
    Originally posted by kitchen buff
    Bollards
    Go and find a thread on Screwfix's forums titled something like "DIY Gas disasters waiting to happen".
    Or read
    http://www.ultimatehandyman.co.uk/forum1/diy-gas-work-is-not-illegal-t436.html
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    • jblack
    • By jblack 25th Oct 07, 5:46 PM
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    It is totally illegal for anybody to give advice on any gas pipes or work.
    Originally posted by kitchen buff
    I assume you aren't CORGI qualified then?
  • ormus
    the whole point of the female bayonet gas socket, was to make it simple for anyone to remove and replace a gas cooker. the cookers even have to fitted with a hose and bayonet male.
    the regs do not say that only a corgi man can insert a male bayonet into a female socket fitting.
    anyone who tells you otherwise is talking cobblers.
    Get some gorm.
  • Razor
    Actually, there's an exception in the gas regs that specifically allows people to remove cooker hoses from bayonet fittings,I suspect you have had no posts by other engineers, (apologies if there have been), because they know that it is not uncommon for these fittings to weep gas, so on the one hand they don't want to encourage you to DIY them but also do not wish to be accused of profiteering.

    The choice is yours!
  • timmyevo
    i'm a corgi engineer. you can remove the fitting, its not rocket surgery! all you should do though is check for gas weeping, to do this, mix washing up liquid with water to make a soupy solution, wipe this solution over the fitting to check for leaks.
    • MissG
    • By MissG 25th Oct 07, 10:40 PM
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    i'm a corgi engineer. you can remove the fitting, its not rocket surgery! all you should do though is check for gas weeping, to do this, mix washing up liquid with water to make a soupy solution, wipe this solution over the fitting to check for leaks.
    Originally posted by timmyevo
    :confused: Isn't washing up liquid a corrosive to copper???
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    • Canucklehead
    • By Canucklehead 26th Oct 07, 9:24 AM
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    i'm a corgi engineer. you can remove the fitting, its not rocket surgery! all you should do though is check for gas weeping, to do this, mix washing up liquid with water to make a soupy solution, wipe this solution over the fitting to check for leaks.
    Originally posted by timmyevo
    Hi

    You forgot the bit about washing the soapy solution off with water or using the leak detecting fluid they charge you loadsa money for.
    MissG is correct.

    Corgi Guy.
    Ask to see CIPHE (Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineering)
  • Razor
    That is true, the chlorine content is corrosive to metals, (the actual fitting will be brass in this case). Most of the DIY places sell Leak Detection Fluid for gas in the plumbing section. Mind you they also sell flueless gas fires, don't get me started on that!!
    • MarkyMarkD
    • By MarkyMarkD 13th May 09, 10:56 PM
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    As we are in the process of moving house, my wife has been mugged almost £100 for disconnecting a gas cooker we don't even want (but nor do the people buying our house) - way more than it's going to fetch on eBay. D'oh!

    The removal men wouldn't do it cos of liability blah blah blah.

    I could have disconnected it myself in three seconds but she is too dim to do it and I'm a few hundred miles away. Grrrr!
  • edward t bear
    Hi. I disconnected the cooker just like that but could smell gas so did the soapy water test and found the bayonet was leaking. Had to reconnect the old cooker. New cooker is electric but now can't use it. What do I do next? Do I need to call in a gas engineer?
  • gasbag1602
    Yes you need to call a gas safe registered engineer who will carry out a test for tightness, cap off or plug the pipe then carry out another test for tightness(make sure you have no gas leak) Then he will carry out a purge and relight confirming all other gas appliances are visually safe,
    Job done
    Guys unless you can carry out that proceedure please dont "do it yourself"
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