When it comes to playing around with gas ovens it’s better to be safe than sorry. Initially, disconnecting a gas cooker bayonet fitting may seem tricky. Spills are especially dangerous but we have the good news for you.
What is there to know about the linking the appliances? Are you dealing with this manner for the first time? Rest assured that you have the capacity to do it correctly and all by yourself!
What’s important to know here is that there’s something called “gas work”. Most handymen at home are well aware that everything considered as such in the UK has to be carried out by a Gas Safe Engineer. The Gas Safety regulations clearly states that only these experts can do such jobs legally. Having to remove a gas cooker bayonet connector however, is not a part of this classification and you can do it yourself.
Note: Only a first time installation of a gas stove should be delivered by a professional. If one has already been installed you are free to connect/disconnect it yourself.
How do you disconnect a gas cooker on your own
Bear in mind that a bayonet cooker fitting is either connected or disconnected. Whenever you remove the hose an inner valve closes and prevents gas from leaking. They are simplistically designed for everyone to use. Here’s what you need to do:
Carefully move the oven away from the wall to reveal the brass . Push down and twist the hose connector to the left as if you’re unscrewing a light bulb. This will remove it from the bayonet fitting. Be cautious with the safety chain which prevents the oven from moving too far away from the wall.
Just in case
The valve inside the fitter should be closed by now, but just for safety measures you can apply a mixture of water and dish soap on it. If a leakage is present it will form moving bubbles, but that is, as we said, highly unlikely.
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