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My sisters just had a new kitchen installed and she needs her gas hob installed. I thought it was the old rubber hose and bayonet fitting but there doesn't seem to be a pipe to connect

Is there a special pipe I can buy so I can fit it for her or should this be copper? Is this something best left to a Gas Safe person? Some guy wants £50 which I think is a bit steep so I'm trying to save her money.


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My sisters just had a new kitchen installed and she needs her gas hob installed. I thought it was the old rubber hose and bayonet fitting but there doesn't seem to be a pipe to connect

Is there a special pipe I can buy so I can fit it for her or should this be copper? Is this something best left to a Gas Safe person? Some guy wants £50 which I think is a bit steep so I'm trying to save her money.
It has to be gas safe and £50 Is good price and a certificate will be issued

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If that valve is not capped (and it doesn't look as if it is) then I'd bet the installation so far is not by anyone gas safe registered.



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Argyll wrote:
My sisters just had a new kitchen installed and she needs her gas hob installed. I thought it was the old rubber hose and bayonet fitting but there doesn't seem to be a pipe to connect

Is there a special pipe I can buy so I can fit it for her or should this be copper? Is this something best left to a Gas Safe person? Some guy wants £50 which I think is a bit steep so I'm trying to save her money.


Best sorted by a gas safe guy Argyll. That compression joint looks well dodgy, zooming in it looks like ptfe on the threads.

Wants remaking with a soldered joint IMHO.

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National Grid go out to more leaks on DIY fitted hobs than anything else.

I'm sorry I don't think that £50 is excessive for someone to travel there, buy materials and do the job. This on top of all the other expenses they have to run their business.

Solicitors charge 4 times that an hour and you have to travel to them!!

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£50 is very cheap.

I would be around £70 + parts + vat

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Just anther point, it looks to me like you would need to bend the pipe using a bending jig to get the fit in that situation. I had a leak on my gas hob because I had replaced it and there must have been a very slight variance between the new and the old hobs union. I ponced around with gas PTFE tape but it still leaked slightly. In the end I got a GS mate around to do it and he put a new section of pipe in, bent it to shape and made it sound. Strangely that was £50.

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50 quid is a more than a fair price argyll. In fact it’s a homer(foreigner) price.



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Fair enough guys I'll tell her to get a GS guy in. I did think it would need copper and it's quite a tricky bend (to me anyway). The guy who put in the compression joint at the bottom was the kitchen fitter :shock: . I did mention to her it really should be soldered and shouldn't be a mechanical fitting.


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i wonder if there's an olive in the top union :) anyhow, brass olives are seeming more popular where I am... thoughts anyone?


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