I'm currently planning a new kitchen and need to know where the gas pipe for the cooker can go to decide how units/appliances will fit around it. Obviously I'll get a Corgi plumber to carry out all the work.
Can a gas pipe legally be chased into a plasterboard wall and plastered over? Or does it have to be visible?
And, does the gas outlet for the cooker have to be directly behind the cooker (so the cooker will stick out too far?) or can it be in an adjacent cupboard with the hose running to it (as long as it reaches comfortably)?
Also, will an electrical socket currently directly behind the cooker need moving?
So I can't have the bayonet fitting behind a cupboard with a hole cut in the back of the cupboard so the fitting can be reached? If not, what's the best way to arrange the connection so the cooker doesn't stick out too far from the wall?
The electrical socket is a normal 3 pin outlet that was used to plug in the previous gas cooker to operate the oven light and ignition. I just wondered if it can stay there or should it be moved, again behind a cupboard with a hole cut in the back?
The electrical socket can stay there - no problem.
No the bayonet cannot be left behind the cupboard. There's ways of getting a cooker back to the wall, different fittings and the positioning od the bayonet. The CORGI installer that installs the cooker will sort this - nothing to worry about for a DIYer, as you should use a CORGI installer to carry out the work.
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