Gas Cooker Removal

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  1. Jim

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    I am removing my gas cooker which has the bayonet type flexible connection. As I am replacing with electric cooker is it sufficient to simply disconnect the connector or is some other process necessary please?
    Jim
     
  2. JPC

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    those bayonet fittings are made for diy...so disconnect it as they are self sealing...
    the only thing i would say is, can you be sure its not leaking once disconnected.
     
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    bayonet needs to be removed and plugged with a half inch iron plug.
    bayonet is a temporary disconnection point only.
    corgi or whatever corgi is now called.job.
     
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    If your going to quote it needs a corgi.
    Why not quote that corgi say its perfectly acceptable to leave a bayonet after disconnecting a cooker
     
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    bayonets are designed to allow people to disconnect and clean behind cooker etc, with the appliance going back in again, it is acceptable to leave a properly fitted non leaking bayonet in as a point of disconnection, (without testing how will you know) if it is going to be permanent i would suggest the bayonet was plugged, it is a spring loaded valve and could leak
     
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    Yes these are very prone to leaking, the main cause of a drop on the manometer on a tightness test when the cooker is out.

    I would advise to plug it, though I'm not Corgi registered nor have gas qualifications (yet) so my knowledge isn't great.

    Don't forget to use gas paste if screwing a stop end into it.
     

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