I've just has a gas hob fitted on one flat and a gas cooker in another
When I asked the fitter to point out the gas isolator taps, he said
one was behind the cooker (not accessible without taking the cooker
out...!) and the other was apparently a "bayonet" type of fitting
which didn't require an isolator because you could unplug it yourself
I was also told that this was normal practice and within the rules
Is a correct way to fit an appliance as I cannot isolate the appliance
in an emergency?
For a fixed gas appliance, such as a built in hob with rigid pipe work,
there must be an isolator valve within easy access, i.e. it has to be
clearly visible and easily reached, to fulfil current requirements.
The fitting of a flexible connector pipe to a bayonet type isolator valve is
the proper way to do it and it can be installed behind a movable, free
standing, appliance, so this part is correct.
If you do have an emergency with gas escapes, then don't go for a local
isolator, but please head straight for the main cut off valve beside the
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