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Jim

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:07 am Reply with quote

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?
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JPC

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:11 am Reply with quote

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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jameshayes

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 2:43 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 3:20 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:58 pm Reply with quote

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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John506

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:36 am Reply with quote

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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