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    Gas cookers, Corgi etc

    Have been offered by in-laws a 2nd hand but good cooker to replace our old wreck. It was checked by a Corgi engineer prior to being installed at their house, but would I need a Corgi (or its new equivalent) engineer to do the install at ours? As I understand its just cementing in a pipe, which a relative can do but isnt qualified.
    Ive read conflicting things - one said even if we had an unrelated fire without the appropriate Corgi certificate our house insurance could be invalidated. But others (admittedly DIT forums) say its an easy job.
    Anyone know for sure, and how much a qualified installer would charge?

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    Corgi is no more.
    The law requires a GasSafe engineer to install it. It will cost in the region of £45 to get it fitted..

    The law actually states a competent person must do it so they don't need to be registered, but check with your local council also as each area ma have different legislation

    legislation.gov.uk/uks…ade

    Banned

    just pay a gas safe person to fit it. Not worth risking it. They'll be able to test that it's burning the gas correctly and no gas is leaking.

    Banned

    just pay a gas safe person to fit it. Not worth risking it. They'll be able to test that it's burning the gas correctly and no gas is leaking.

    willow-pheonix

    The law actually states a competent person must do it so they don't need … The law actually states a competent person must do it so they don't need to be registered, but check with your local council also as each area ma have different legislationhttp://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1994/1886/contents/made



    Thanks for that link, but it isn't really clear from it.
    After a quick Google, it does appear that if you are charging, you have to be Gas Safe registered.

    If it has the flexible hose on it already fitted and you have the brass connector it just needs plugging in. No skills required

    If you live in a flat or "shared dwelling" you might find that you need one with a safety cut-off valve or your insurance will again be made invalid... second-hand or not...

    Original Poster

    Thanks all, most helpfull. I might ring my insurers to check the situation vis a vis their cover and take it from there.
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