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Micro point gas fitting, long term sealing?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Luke Kerbey, 19 Jul 2020.

  1. Luke Kerbey

    Luke Kerbey

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    Hi folks,

    First post so please excuse any house rules I have broke.

    I am switching from a standalone gas cooker to standalone electric cooker and will be disconnecting the gas cooker via the installed micro point fitting.

    Will the fitting attached to the wall which is self sealing be suitable to be left unplugged? Or would ingress of grease and grime pose a long term issue? Should I have a blank plug to attach to the open fitting?

    Also how to guarantee the self sealing action? what is the best procedure to use? I’ve heard washing liquid solution, I’ve heard that that is also not suitable.

    I’m personally a confident DIYer but require advice on this particular subject.

    many Thanks,

    Luke Kerbey
     
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    Apart from not posting in the plumbing section :)
    It can be left as is..gas pressure is very low and the self sealing mechanism should be fine.
    You could make up a weak soapy solution and brush it into the valve and look for bubbles but even the smallest gas leak is normally detected by most noses.
    Don't use washing up liquid..it's a little corrosive.
     
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    If this is a long term/permanent thing I'd get the gas supply to the cooker position capped.
     
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    If the supply is to be retained for future use and it's a standard micropoint then they're usually 1/2" threaded ends, so the micropoint end can be removed and a cap screwed in.

    If not to be used again then agree that just getting the service cut back and capped would be the safest.
     
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  7. Luke Kerbey

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    upload_2020-7-19_12-59-18.jpeg

    This is with the flex hose removed

    So yer, it’s a micropoint opposed to the old style bayonet.

    cheers for the feedback folks.
     
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