Hi guys, just wondering if anyone has any experience they can share.
I have an ancient gas oven with gas hob - the oven now needs to be serviced as it is refusing to heat up. Google says this is a common fault for gas ovens and is a sticky gas valve or borked flame suppression device.
As the oven is so old I'd prefer to replace it and get a dual fuel machine with fan baking etc.
Oven is in a corner of the kitchen between the bench and the wall. It is a compact 54cm oven, and the gap it is in is 65cm. The walls around the oven do not have any splashback etc, looks like ordinary old wallboard and rimu trim.
The only dual fuel oven we have found to match our original is a 54cm Belling with dual oven. Nice looking but pricey at $2900.
Can I put in a regular 60cm oven in instead? Is the 5cm gap to the wall enough, or will the gas fitter want this addressed?
If I have to fireproof a wall in a hurry, what is the easiest way to do so? I would consider just slapping up something ugly for a temporary solution until I have a chance to figure something else out.
Also - did you know that it is impossible to find a public copy of gas regulations in NZ online? I think rules and regulations should be widely and freely accessible to ensure the best possible compliance. Yeah it's complicated by the legal restrictions on who can do the work, but to me it seems backwards to demand people pay money to learn what the law says.