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£90 to install a new gas oven! Can I do it myself?

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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
Hia,

Just after some advice, I'm about to buy the Indiset K6G520XG, not the best cooker I'm sure but we are having an extension in about 3 years and will get a new fitted cooker along with that.

Anyway my question is, comet want to charge £90 to connect it up can I do this myself or should I be corgi registered? My old cooker is gas too so is it likely to be relativly easy to connect up the new one to the supply the old one runs off?

Thanks for any advice - I've never brought a cooker before this is my first house & the one we use now was left behind for us.
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7y, 10m agoPosted 7 years, 10 months ago
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#1
You have to be Corgi registered.....
#2
ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!!!! (unless you are corgi registered?)
#3
Make sure you are insured . . . . . . . .
#4
Must be corgi registered... Contact a local installer, im sure they'll be cheaper than comet...
#5
depends how competent u feel really, the ones that fit via a hose are straight forward
#6
acecatcher3
id throw in a racist accusation also tbh


Joker :thumbsup: Best way to haggle lol
#7
look in your thompson local as i found one that would do it for 30 pounds and was corgi registered
#8
Hi there I am almost certain you need to be corgi registered to touch anything to do with gas.Look at it like this ,would you be prepared to risk your life or the life of your family for £90.What I would suggest is getting a price from a local corgi registered plumber to come connect it for you.
#9
lol - I'm not competant at all, it just didn't mention on thier website that the engineers coming were corgi registered so I wondered if it was required, I guess I'll have to stump up for comet - I don't trust the local companies round here after the whole 'roof incident' but thats another story!

Cheers,
worto.

edit - thanks for all the replies, I suppose I could ask at work if anyone could recomend anyone. Either way I;m not gonna go near it :)
#10
acecatcher3
lol lee, ur advising worto to do sumthing illegal


me ? never:whistling:
#11
It takes about 2 minutes to connect a gas cooker if the connections are already there - they are bayonet fittings so it's like changing a light bulb. Ring round to find if you can buy it from someone who will fit it for free or find someone who's local who's Corgi registered and cheaper. My plumber told me you have to be Corgi registered only if you're fitting it for someone else!
#12
Blast beaten to it!

If you have the push fitting's on your gas pipe all you need to do is plug in your cooker. If the baynonet fittings are not there then it would have to be fitted by a registered gas fitter CORGI.
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worto03;4111444
lol - I'm not competant at all, it just didn't mention on thier website that the engineers coming were corgi registered so I wondered if it was required, I guess I'll have to stump up for comet - I don't trust the local companies round here after the whole 'roof incident' but thats another story!

Cheers,
worto.

edit - thanks for all the replies, I suppose I could ask at work if anyone could recomend anyone. Either way I;m not gonna go near it :)


Try to find one using this link

They can lose their registration if any problems occur which affect your health and safety through your installation :thumbsup:
1 Like #14
90 quid is thievery! as already stated its just a click hose-2 minute job-tell comet you will go elsewhere unless they can drop the connection fee-I am astonished they have the front for this-we recently bought an electric cooker and a freezer from em-they quoted 50 quid to install the cooker but suddenly this was free when I told them I would just buy them elsewhere.
#15
[QUOTE=chrysha]It takes about 2 minutes to connect a gas cooker if the connections are already there - they are bayonet fittings so it's like changing a light bulb./QUOTE]

+1 :thumbsup:
#16
as the previous guy sez ,2 minute job with push on hose ,no tools required so to speak,changed mine a coupla months back ,piece a **** ,as they say here abouts ..al the best,,corgi ???they mek toy cars dont they ????
#17
the engineer will do a check once it's installed to make sure it's all working as it should and then registers the appliance with corgi and your local council building standards people. The warranty will be void i think without getting it installed properly.....get a local bod - should be pretty cheap and certainly a lot less than 90 squid!
#18
As most people have said it has a bayonet fitting on one end of the pipe, the only problem is new cookers don`t come supplied with the pipe....... so you would need someone who knows how to connect the threaded end to the cooker.

Edit. £90 is way to much..... £30 tops.
#19
where are you? o/h is a plumber..
#20
Just a few words of advice here and put some people straight.
It is not illegal to touch gas in your own home as long as you are competant ie Plumber, pipe fitter that is not corgi registered.:thumbsup:
banned 2 Likes #21
I was searching on gas installation and came across this old thread and was wondering... Its been 3 years now, hows the Extension 8)
banned 2 Likes #22
Stelious
I was searching on gas installation and came across this old thread and was wondering... Its been 3 years now, hows the Extension 8)


http://extension.missouri.edu/NewsAdmin/Photos/2011/tornado/AdrianHouse.jpg
banned 1 Like #23
lol I removed my old gas cooker and fitted an electric one in place. I lit a match next to the pipe to make sure it wasn't leaking.
banned 1 Like #24
I removed gas cooker put a new one in and I also fitted a new boiler all for my sister

Didnt stay round to light a match though. I was pised not stupid
#25
as long as its a standard fitting and your replaceing like for like it is easy, i did mine, 1 thing i would do (not telling you to do this as i would need indemnity insurance ;) lol is after i connected the cooker I turned on all the burners, 4 rings, 1 grill and the oven for 10-20 seconds, with all the windows and doors open, then turned them all off, waited for the gas smell to go and then turned all of them on again but lit them the 2nd time, this was just to make sure all the air in the pipes and new cooker had been expunged, if i did not do this, and i just lit it after connection, there could be an air pocket in the pipe which would make the ring/oven/grill go out while your cooking so gas would be filling my kitchen up.... so much better to sort this in a controlled way lol
2 Likes #26
Of course you can, to save even more money you can also dig your own grave beforehand.
#27
i would shop about.if you get it done by corgi fitter you get a certificate saying it been connected safely and also that it has safety anchor chain fitted(requirement)
#28
Geez OP Just plug it in yourself & you don't need to be registered.
I take mine out monthly to clean.
#29
Like a PC you get "Plug N Play" & with Cookers you get "Plug & Pray" X)





Joking it's easy/simple

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w88/tigerplank/cookerhose-500x500.jpg
banned#30
WheresMeNuts
Geez OP Just plug it in yourself & you don't need to be registered.
I take mine out monthly to clean.

I suspect the OP has had this done by now seeing as the thread is over 3 years old!
#31
csiman
WheresMeNuts
Geez OP Just plug it in yourself & you don't need to be registered.
I take mine out monthly to clean.

I suspect the OP has had this done by now seeing as the thread is over 3 years old!

Ahhhhh never seen that.......duh !!
he maybe dead now ooooh well.

Stelious you **** :D

Edited By: WheresMeNuts on Mar 23, 2012 09:41
#32
WheresMeNuts

he maybe dead now ooooh well.



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banned#33
WheresMeNuts
csiman
WheresMeNuts
Geez OP Just plug it in yourself & you don't need to be registered.
I take mine out monthly to clean.

I suspect the OP has had this done by now seeing as the thread is over 3 years old!

Ahhhhh never seen that.......duh !!
he maybe dead now ooooh well.

Stelious you **** :D


Haha, I was searching for Gas Cooker installation because I'm getting one soon. I'll get it professionally done but look for somebody Gas Safe locally.

And I came upon this thread and the OP said they are getting an extension in 3 years, coincidentally its been 3 years so I thought I'd ask.... Also if the OP is still alive, haha
#34
If it goes wrong, then you should not have touched it? If it goes right, then there is no harm in doing it yourself. However, even the latter could land you in trouble since many landlords and house insurance policies require a certificate of gas safety in relation to the cooker. Should a gas related incident take place and you don’t have the relevant certificate, then likely as not, flouting the regulations will void any home insurance claim, even though the work you did in fitting the cooker may not be to blame, that will be a moot point? If a death resulted from a gas leak, guess who will likely be held responsible? The law will hold negligence on your part for ignoring regulations, possibly leading to a manslaughter charge, and the inevitable burden on your conscience.
Because CORGIE have a monopoly they do abuse the pricing structure, the government needs to “cap” (no pun intended) the prices accordingly.
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willardexe
If it goes wrong, then you should not have touched it? If it goes right, then there is no harm in doing it yourself. However, even the latter could land you in trouble since many landlords and house insurance policies require a certificate of gas safety in relation to the cooker. Should a gas related incident take place and you don’t have the relevant certificate, then likely as not, flouting the regulations will void any home insurance claim, even though the work you did in fitting the cooker may not be to blame, that will be a moot point? If a death resulted from a gas leak, guess who will likely be held responsible? The law will hold negligence on your part for ignoring regulations, possibly leading to a manslaughter charge, and the inevitable burden on your conscience.
Because CORGIE have a monopoly they do abuse the pricing structure, the government needs to “cap” (no pun intended) the prices accordingly.

I suspect its too late, they will have either had it successfully installed, blown themselves to bits or starved to death by now.
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willardexe
If it goes wrong, then you should not have touched it? If it goes right, then there is no harm in doing it yourself. However, even the latter could land you in trouble since many landlords and house insurance policies require a certificate of gas safety in relation to the cooker. Should a gas related incident take place and you don’t have the relevant certificate, then likely as not, flouting the regulations will void any home insurance claim, even though the work you did in fitting the cooker may not be to blame, that will be a moot point? If a death resulted from a gas leak, guess who will likely be held responsible? The law will hold negligence on your part for ignoring regulations, possibly leading to a manslaughter charge, and the inevitable burden on your conscience.
Because CORGIE have a monopoly they do abuse the pricing structure, the government needs to “cap” (no pun intended) the prices accordingly.

yet another one who joins the site just to bump a thread that is over 3 years old..why??:|

Oh and it's CORGI who don't control it anymore anyway it's gas safe (_;)


Edited By: souljacker on Jul 20, 2012 20:28
#37
One more thing; looking at user WheresMeNuts picture of the gas pipe itself. The real danger lies in fitting the threaded end to the cooker. As all new cookers come without the hose fitted there is a great temptation to fit it yourself, and this represents a far greater danger than merely push and twisting the bayonet into or out of position. Looking at connecting the threaded end to the cooker, will you use a proprietary gas sealing compound on the thread, will you use PTFE tape, or will you use nothing on the thread whatsoever? How tight will you tighten the male end into the female, how many Nm of torque? Where will you get the correct torque figures from? Do you have the correct tools for calibrating the correct newton meters of torque, so that you know it is correctly tightened, or will you just guess? Will fairy liquid around the joint in question suffice for a leakage check, or is a drop test at the meter itself necessary?
At the very least, food for thought.
2 Likes #38
No the issue has been and gone he's probably got a new oven now.... Oh and stop shouting
#39
I fitted mine myself. Shouldn't have, but never mind. 2 years and still alive.
#40
although they are easy to fit ie bayonet fitting ,you now have to have it chained to the wall as well by law and are issued with a certificate which if you ever sold your house you would be asked for.i have removed mine several times for cleaning etc so not a problem but the certificate is the main thing.

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