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Default Gas hob safety cut out?

On 03/06/2021 12:18, AnthonyL wrote:
On Wed, 2 Jun 2021 12:12:19 +0100, Andy Burns

AnthonyL wrote:

I'm somewhat confused as to how come it was still on with no
flame. If he'd forgotten to turn it off the flame would still be
burning. If he'd turned it on but didn't ignite then surely it should
have cut out the gas?

Does it pre-date flame failure devices?

It would seem so.

The only conclusion that I can come to is that he had cold beans and
never lit the burner in the first place. He has been know to have the
odd drink or three.

Worrying also is the house stank when I let myself in and I
immediately went into the kitchen and turned it off. Although the
house stank he couldn't smell it, presumably because it had slowly
built up overnight and he'd got used to it whereas I came in from

My first house was a 1978-build centre-terraced property and the gas
meter was under the stairs in a cupboard. The regulator had a plastic
component which was known to fail which it did on mine and gas
leaked out very slightly.
I didn't notice, but the carpet fitter noticed it immediately.