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Hob - fixed or flexible
I am having a new kitchen installed and included is a gas hob. The hob is positioned above a 3 drawer unit and the electric oven is in a separate location. The installation instructions from the manufacturer states that a fixed pipe OR flexible hose can be used to connect to the gas. I've read conflicting advice about whether I can simply have the new hob installed (with bs reg flexible hose) or whether I'll need it connected via a fixed copper pipe. Any help would be appreciated! thanks!
Manufacturers state either is suitable. But I would recommend that it’s installed using a fixed rigid copper pipe rather than a flexible hose as it takes up less room behind the drawers and would not get caught on the drawers like a hose could.
Answered 12th Feb 2018
I agree with the previous posters comments. Certain types of flexible hoses are now available as a result in advancement of new materials when installing domestic gas hobs that the manufactures approve but I still choose to use solid copper pipe.
NB: The manufactures appliance installation manual is our bible
Answered 13th Feb 2018
If manufacturers have said you can use a flexible hose then yes a gas hose connection can be used, so long as it does not interfere with your draw system below, if so I would use fixed copper with an isolation valve as per regs.
Answered 16th Feb 2018