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Topic # 74808 7-Jan-2011 21:56 Send private message

Does anyone know if you need a certified gas fitter to sign off a gas hob installation?  
Could it affect my H&C insurance?

Looking at fitting one with an LPG connecter to LPG bottle that will live under the house.


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  Reply # 425075 8-Jan-2011 00:57 Send private message

i'm pretty sure you need one for that sort of thing. in fact i think they even banned the bottle under the bench type of installs




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  Reply # 425078 8-Jan-2011 01:07 Send private message

Avoid it like the plague Frown




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  Reply # 425126 8-Jan-2011 09:48 Send private message

We've used a 9kg gas bottle installed under our kitchen bench for the last six years. It's vented to outside. Wouldn't cook with anything else (except perhaps induction).

 

It was installed by a gas plumber and I believe it was certified.




 

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  Reply # 425219 8-Jan-2011 15:32 Send private message

Unsure of the rules, but we just had ours put in by a gasfitter (to 9kg bottle just outside house). He gave us a certificate to sign it all off. I would use a gasfitter if I had to do it again.

Also, be aware, if you are using LPG (gas bottle) the jets on the cooktop will need to be changed as most of them come with jets for natural gas. THe gasfitter also did that to ours, and he had the proper little tool for the job.

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  Reply # 425221 8-Jan-2011 15:38 Send private message

Got ours fitted just outside the kitchen wall, but the fitters did offer the option of having it under the bench though. There's regulation for how much ventilation out is needed for under-the-bench fixture I think...




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  Reply # 425225 8-Jan-2011 15:57 Send private message

trig42: Unsure of the rules, but we just had ours put in by a gasfitter (to 9kg bottle just outside house). He gave us a certificate to sign it all off. I would use a gasfitter if I had to do it again.

Also, be aware, if you are using LPG (gas bottle) the jets on the cooktop will need to be changed as most of them come with jets for natural gas. THe gasfitter also did that to ours, and he had the proper little tool for the job.


Do you mind if i ask how much the gas fitter charged you?  

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  Reply # 425340 8-Jan-2011 23:18

dpw: Got ours fitted just outside the kitchen wall, but the fitters did offer the option of having it under the bench though. There's regulation for how much ventilation out is needed for under-the-bench fixture I think...


I know that the large gas bottles that powercompanies provide, have to be installed outside, and ,must be at least 1 metre from any opening of the building. Not sure about the small ones, but I don't think it is a good idea to have them inside.

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  Reply # 425366 9-Jan-2011 07:17 Send private message

Fabian:
trig42: Unsure of the rules, but we just had ours put in by a gasfitter (to 9kg bottle just outside house). He gave us a certificate to sign it all off. I would use a gasfitter if I had to do it again.

Also, be aware, if you are using LPG (gas bottle) the jets on the cooktop will need to be changed as most of them come with jets for natural gas. THe gasfitter also did that to ours, and he had the proper little tool for the job.


Do you mind if i ask how much the gas fitter charged you?  


I can't remember exactly, but it only took him about an hour, and there was quite a few parts (like the regulator, fittings, the hose and spigot outside). There is a quick release thing on the wall inside incase we have to remove the oven (it is a freestander with gas hob). We also got him to put new plumbing in for the kitchen sinks and dishdrawers, and the total bill was about $1000. He spent longer on the plumbing than the gas (and it was an install into a bare kitchen so no parts were reused), and the Compliance Cert had a cost to it as well which he did say we didn't need to spend if we didn't want a copy of the certificate.

I'd say call a couple of gasfitters and get a quote, easier said than done with trademen usually, but you never know.

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