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What are the current gas cooker bayonet fitting regulations?

Freestanding gas cookers can be connected with a flexible hose and bayonet fitting.

So, what are the current gas cooker bayonet fitting regulations?

Well, a bayonet connector should be 750mm from floor level. It should also be fitted to allow the gas hose from the cooker to fall in a smooth, unforced loop.

That said, the manufacter’s instructions for your gas cooker will override the gas regulations if they recommend that the bayonet is fitted at a different height from the floor. This is because the hot zones on the cooker’s rear service panel might vary depending on the manufacturer.

If the installation instructions don’t state the area where the bayonet should be fitted, then the gas regulation height of 750mm should be used.

Just bear in mind that, like any gas appliance, a gas cooker must legally be installed by a Gas Safe registered engineer. So, this isn’t a job that you can complete as a DIY project.

A professional gas engineer will be able to ensure that your gas cooker installation adheres to regulations – and that it’s safe for both you and those around you.

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