I have a gas cooker fitted into a purpose-made space in a large cupboard
unit but it needs to be replaced. The space is 54cm wide x 60cm deep x 163cm
high. It is fitted with an small extraction fan.
The cooker is very old and needs replacing anyway and, apart from that, the
gas supply has refused to light straightaway, on a couple of occassions
recently, which my gas fitter says is because it is in this recess and is
being starved of air.
That, I find very difficult to accept, when the cooker has worked impeccably
in that position for the past seventeen years without showing any signs of
compbustion problems. He also says that it may not permissible to fit a
cooker in that position now.
The cooker is going to be replaced, about that there is no doubt, but can
anyone advise on the legality of fitting the new one in the same place. The
kitchen is very well ventilated and is opposite a large window and internal
door, about 2m away, plus another 'picture' window some 4m away.