Given Italy is in the EU, they should be able to supply a UK spec one - if
they make it. Of course that's not to say they won't put obstacles in your
way so as not to offend their UK agents. As once happened with cars.
*Laugh alone and the world thinks you're an idiot.
Dave Plowman firstname.lastname@example.org London SW
On Wed, 6 May 2015 13:27:06 -0700 (PDT), email@example.com
Bottled gas is usually Propane, UK natural gas is mainly Methane. They
have differing energy content and require different burners (or burner
nozzles) to be fitted. Most manufacturers can supply bits for either
gas supply as long as you specify it when ordering. Simply saying "UK
use" is inadequate as rural locations in the UK with no natural gas
supply often use Propane.
Our Bosch 4 burner hob came supplied with the NG jets fitted along with
a pack of THREE sets of alternative jets (which I've put 'somewhere safe'
- as per the usual, I've already forgotten, after just a couple of months
or so, where that 'somewhere safe' actually is).
Naturally enough, this being a DIY group, I fitted the hob myself, using
up the very last of my gas ptfe tape transferring the quick connect
flexible hose from the old New World(?) 4 burner hob which had seen
better days (some 12,000 of them in fact) wherein the battery powered
igniter had failed over 11,000 of those days ago.
The only extra complication was the need to connect its ignition unit to
the existing FCU serving the cooker hood. As per usual, the supplied
mains cable was about a metre too short but, after verifying the attached
mains flex was nothing special by way of being heat resistant (a
cigarette lighter flame test revealed it to be nothing more than standard
PVC insulated flex), I simply cut a suitable length off a coil of 10A 3
core flex I'd been keeping in the basement for the past 3 decades or so
for such occasions and wired it up with that. :-)
On Fri, 08 May 2015 21:28:35 +0100, Fredxxx wrote:
Well, the cable didn't have the distinctive feel of a silicone based
insulant and, rather than rely upon labelling alone and ass u m(e) ption,
I figured it was easier to try a "Char & Sniff" test to prove,
definitively, that it was merely standard PVC insulated 10A 3 core
On 06/05/2015 19:12, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Each country has its rules on who can do what and with a gas appliance.
There is nothing stopping you buying one, but getting a Gas Safe monkey
to fit one might be tricky if the instructions aren't in English and the
references on the hob itself don't mention any UK recognised attributes.
On 06/05/2015 21:30, email@example.com wrote:
I would check with you fitter first that that would be acceptable. A
couple of years ago, my gas safe man (who's a reasonable bloke) refused
to fit a fire for me because the instructions were missing from the box,
despite the fact that I located the relevant pdf online.
It's about liability and insurance.
On Thursday, 7 May 2015 11:20:51 UTC+1, Dave Plowman (News) wrote:
I question that "no more difficult than water". My usual approach with
water is "fit, wait, find leaks, fix". That works fine with water because
leaking a couple of litres of water over a 12 hour period is pretty obvious,
and fairly harmless (provided fixed promptly). A similar sized hole with
gas is a) not nearly so obvious; b) significantly less harmless.
The maximum extent to which I am prepared to DIY gas is "plug bayonet
fitting into cooker".
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