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    Hia.

    My oven is a bit dodgy and on occasion (it's done it twice in the last month) the flame is going out but the gas carries on coming through!!

    I'm in the process of ordering a new one but in the meantime would something like this warn me of a gas buildup or just carbon monoxide or is carbon monoxide another word for gas anyway ?

    This is what I'm thinking of getting - would it do the job.

    lloydspharmacy.com/web…lay?storeId=90&mpe_id=11182&productId=317753&intv_id=11133&evtype=CpgnClick&langId=-1&catalogId=1008&ddkey=http:ClickInfo

    Cheers,
    worto.

    13 Comments

    Original Poster

    im not sure but i think they are different i dont think that would detect gas, carbon manoxide is tasteless and smelless unlike normal gas!!

    that'd warn you about carbon monoxide which is the gas you can't smell and kills you while you sleep - IMO every house with gas appliances should have at least on C02 detector (I nearly lost ex and son to c02 poisoning from dodgy boiler) and if you're renting the landlord MUST fit one. It won't detect the kind of gas that smells and explodes though... to be honest if its dodgy I'd get it disconnected until you get a new one and get it properly fitted - don't F about with gas.

    Banned

    no as foxy said, carbon monoxide detectors will not show up a gas leak, two different things, i have a carbon monoxide detector purchased from BG, its in the same room as my boiler (well on the landing as boiler in airing cupboard)

    foxymissroxy;4126803

    im not sure but i think they are different i dont think that would detect … im not sure but i think they are different i dont think that would detect gas, carbon manoxide is tasteless and smelless unlike normal gas!!



    not really relevant to the OP but 'normal' gas is odourless too, they add a smell to it so you know when somethings leaking... useless fact of the day!

    Original Poster

    hummm thanks maybe this is what I need then

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    I might just go with Chris & not use it - it's gonna cost me £300 for a new one though with installation

    Better than being blown up though I guess.

    Banned

    yes, get it disconnected, its better to use a microwave and live on stuff that can be cooked in that, better then what could happen if you carry on using it

    worto03;4126841

    hummm thanks maybe this is what I need … hummm thanks maybe this is what I need then]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Draper-78666-Leakage-Alarm-230v/dp/B00080KP0M/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&s=diy&qid=1232445836&sr=8-13I might just go with Chris & not use it - it's gonna cost me £300 for a new one though with installation :(Better than being blown up though I guess.



    Totally, fair enough its a bit of a pain in the bum until you get a new one but its not worth risking it - I'd get a c02 detector anyway if you've not got one, especially if you've got kids. I 'think' if you call your gas supplier and tell them its dodgy they'll come and disconnect it for free, which is a good idea just for peace of mind.

    Maybe a problem with your gas supply, gas stops and then the flame goes out and then gas comes on again. Has someone been working on the gas in the street or your block if you have a shared gas main?

    Original Poster

    no, not that I've noticed but you have me thinking now - the boiler has been going off randomly for quite a while now - we've had BG out about 8 times and they keep replacing parts but it still does it.

    I wonder if I've got a bigger problem than a faulty cooker

    Original Poster

    Thanks for the help, I've got BG coming back out now, they are a bit stupid though - they listened to my explanation of the fault then booked it as a faulty boiler & told me to explain to the engineer when he turns up that we don't think it's a boiler problem - where's the sense in that!

    Anyway he should be able to test the feed into my house apparently and advise me if I need to call out the national group that maintain that bit of the system?

    The only bit I am responsible for is the split pipes inside my house which I don't think is a problem if the fault is effecting both cooker & boiler.

    cheers,
    worto.

    I think they did that as the boiler would be more dangerous than the cooker so you will get priority.......hope it all gets sorted, they came to me and fixed my probs including parts for a fixed fee, couldn't fault them.

    Good luck.
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