what fittings do I need? I know how to plumb in an oven, but a hob needs
solid pipework. what do i use to convert from the threaded pipe from the
hob to the 15mm copper pipe? do I use an elbow and secure it to the wall or
can you get free floating ones?
I thought it was allowed, provided that it could hang free in a U bend,
connected upwards to the bayonet. As they are normally installed over ovens,
this isn't practical, as they would rest on the hot top surface of the oven.
I may be completely wrong, however.
It is a matching gas hob and (separate) electric cooker. It replaced a
free standing gas cooker, which plugged in via a flexible. The hob
arrived fitted with a flexible hose, enabling it to be plugged straight
Christian McArdle wrote on Wednesday (04/02/2004) :
I don't feel inclined to pull it all out to look, so from memory....
It was a rubbererised outer hose, came out horizontally from the hob
and the socket was perfectly placed in the gap between the top of the
oven and the underside of the hob. I took the precaution of curling the
hose so that it was clear of both and in free space.
Last year I had to remove the oven to repair it and checked out the
hose at the same time.
The ultimate word is with the manufacturer's instructions: if it says a
flexible is OK, then it is OK, otherwise you should not use a hose. AIUI the
reasoning is that a hose is for an appliance that the user can move as with
a traditional free-standing cooker whereas a hob is fixed permanently in
place and the pipework should likewise be permanent. In practice I'd arrange
the pipework so that there's a compression joint somewhere accessible (maybe
underneath the kitchen unit) so that the hob and its section of fixed
pipework can be manoeuvered(sp?) into place and conected up easily. There
should be a valve to turn off the supply to the hob (if the valve has
compression joints this could also be where the hob section of pipework
connects, as long as the connection can be made without disturbing the
compression joint on the supply side of the valve).
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