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    • tnpn
    • By tnpn 7th Aug 18, 7:29 PM
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    Gas safe: Pay me to fix else I知 turning your gas off
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    • 7th Aug 18, 7:29 PM
    Gas safe: Pay me to fix else I知 turning your gas off 7th Aug 18 at 7:29 PM
    Had a gas safe guy turn to check my house as I need a gas safe certificate.

    He found a problem with the hob, it had a flexible gas pipe instead of a solid one. I was a bit dubious but after a google search it seems others have changed for the same reason.

    What I have more of an issue with is he said by rights I should disconnect this cooker. However I値l keep it on if we arrange for me to do the work.

    I said I would want to get quotes for the work. He said i will have to disconnect your hob then. I have lodgers so this is an inconvenience for others.

    It was 」80 inc parts and labour. I知 gonna get the work done but I知 a bit annoyed as to his 疎pproach to getting the work. It was probably the way he said it, which was a touch on the aggressive side rather than apolgectic or matter of fact.

    Any thoughts?
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    • katejo
    • By katejo 11th Aug 18, 6:46 PM
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    • 11th Aug 18, 6:46 PM
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    • 11th Aug 18, 6:46 PM
    Had a gas safe guy turn to check my house as I need a gas safe certificate.

    He found a problem with the hob, it had a flexible gas pipe instead of a solid one. I was a bit dubious but after a google search it seems others have changed for the same reason.

    What I have more of an issue with is he said by rights I should disconnect this cooker. However I値l keep it on if we arrange for me to do the work.

    I said I would want to get quotes for the work. He said i will have to disconnect your hob then. I have lodgers so this is an inconvenience for others.

    It was 」80 inc parts and labour. I知 gonna get the work done but I知 a bit annoyed as to his 疎pproach to getting the work. It was probably the way he said it, which was a touch on the aggressive side rather than apolgectic or matter of fact.

    Any thoughts?
    Originally posted by tnpn
    I would be suspicious about that. I have no idea as to whether he did need to disconnect you or should have just required you to have the work done within a certain time but to say as he did sounds dodgy. I have to have the landlord gas certificate as well due to having a lodger but have never had to have the supply turned off.
    • tacpot12
    • By tacpot12 11th Aug 18, 9:55 PM
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    • 11th Aug 18, 9:55 PM
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    • 11th Aug 18, 9:55 PM
    I think your error was in asking for an inspection but not agreeing beforehand what would happen if the inspection found issues.

    Flexible hoses are only allowed on stand-alone gas cookers, not on built in gas hobs/ovens, so he is correct that he could not leave it connected. You could have paid him to disconnect it, but it would have been better to address the costs for remediation work before he came to site.
    • phill99
    • By phill99 12th Aug 18, 1:01 PM
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    • 12th Aug 18, 1:01 PM
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    • 12th Aug 18, 1:01 PM
    The gas fitter is right. The flexible connection is not a regulation connection. Now that he has identified this, he is duty bound to make your installation safe, and all he has to do is turn the gas supply off.
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    • molerat
    • By molerat 13th Aug 18, 3:28 PM
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    • 13th Aug 18, 3:28 PM
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    • 13th Aug 18, 3:28 PM
    Not an expert but all the guidance seems to be that this is an "at risk" installation so he should only have turned it off.
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    • Whitterbod
    • By Whitterbod 19th Aug 18, 3:26 PM
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    • 19th Aug 18, 3:26 PM
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    • 19th Aug 18, 3:26 PM
    Flexible hoses are used on freestanding cookes ,so they can be moved and cleand behind ,when this is done sometimes you get a gas leak as they have perished with age, and need to be changed ,all gas appliances should be fitted to the manufacturers instructions, as a gas safe register plumber,
    I would have explaind this and left appropriate paper work and made safe, and if allowed quoted for the new pipe work
    Thats a good idea thanks muchly..
    • stator
    • By stator 20th Aug 18, 12:11 AM
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    • 20th Aug 18, 12:11 AM
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    • 20th Aug 18, 12:11 AM
    how did this end up in ITQF forum?
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