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Can I connect a gas cooker myself?

The simple answer is no. You must only ever work with a qualified gas engineer. When looking for an engineer, always make sure they are a Gas Safe engineer.

Working with gas is very dangerous, which is why you will have to work with a professional gas engineer.

In fact, it’s illegal and extremely dangerous if you try to do it yourself. The law requires you to use a Gas Safe engineer. You will need to speak to a professional rather than attempting to do the work yourself.

According to the Gas Safe Register site:

  • You may only carry out work yourself that is stated in appliance instructions.
  • However, you may not carry out work that may disturb any gas-carrying or supplying component.

Unless you’re a Gas Safe registered engineer with the necessary capability, you must find a professional on the Gas Safe Register.

It is also worth noting that your home insurance is highly unlikely to pay out if you do not have an engineer’s safety certificate.

For more information, please see the Gas Safety (Installation and use) Regs 1998.

Newly installed gas cooker

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How to connect a gas cooker

With the hands of a Gas Safe engineer.

As mentioned above, you will need to use a Gas Safe registered engineer to connect a gas cooker.

Installing a gas cooker and pipe

Can I connect a gas cooker hose?

No. It’s an integral part of your gas cooker, and it needs to be connected correctly and safely.

Always leave it to a professional.

How to connect a gas cooker hose

What about gas cooker bayonet fitting installation?

You’ll still need to work with a professional engineer.

If you would prefer to change to a bayonet gas fitting, you will need to speak to a professional.

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What are the gas cooker bayonet fitting regulations?

There are a number of regulations that need to be met when it comes to bayonet fittings and gas cookers. These are in place to keep you, your family and your home safe.

Never forget how hazardous it is working with gas, so don’t be tempted to try and resolve any issues yourself as it is dangerous.

For more information about gas cooker regulations and how these affect you, please visit the official government page.

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