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Old February 1st 06, 01:02 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
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We need to disconnect my father's gas cooker to ensure he can't use it -
turn gas on and forget to light it scenario.

Is it acceptable to simply disconnect the flexible hose? Is the fitting
it connects to sufficiently gas tight over time?

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F wrote:
We need to disconnect my father's gas cooker to ensure he can't use
it - turn gas on and forget to light it scenario.

Is it acceptable to simply disconnect the flexible hose? Is the
fitting it connects to sufficiently gas tight over time?


If its the bayonet(push-fit) type? the valve will close and stay closed.
If screw, this needs to be capped.
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The3rd Earl Of Derby wrote:

If its the bayonet(push-fit) type? the valve will close and stay closed.
If screw, this needs to be capped.


If it is to remain disconnected then you should not rely on the bayonet
fitting to remain gas tight - it ought to be capped.

(even if disconnecting short term it is good plan to check it for gas
soundness)


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John Rumm wrote:
The3rd Earl Of Derby wrote:

If its the bayonet(push-fit) type? the valve will close and stay
closed. If screw, this needs to be capped.


If it is to remain disconnected then you should not rely on the
bayonet fitting to remain gas tight - it ought to be capped.

Wouldn't you say that if that was the case then this is a faulty coupler?

By the way where does one obtain a capping for bayonet coupler?

(even if disconnecting short term it is good plan to check it for gas
soundness)



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"The3rd Earl Of Derby" wrote in message
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John Rumm wrote:
The3rd Earl Of Derby wrote:

If its the bayonet(push-fit) type? the valve will close and stay
closed. If screw, this needs to be capped.


If it is to remain disconnected then you should not rely on the
bayonet fitting to remain gas tight - it ought to be capped.

Wouldn't you say that if that was the case then this is a faulty coupler?

By the way where does one obtain a capping for bayonet coupler?

(even if disconnecting short term it is good plan to check it for gas
soundness)



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John is correct, a bayonet fitting should not be left unused and a 3/4"
threaded cap screwed onto the backplate in its place.

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On Wed, 01 Feb 2006 00:02:49 +0000, F wrote:

|We need to disconnect my father's gas cooker to ensure he can't use it -
|turn gas on and forget to light it scenario.
|
|Is it acceptable to simply disconnect the flexible hose? Is the fitting
|it connects to sufficiently gas tight over time?

Could you not replace the gas cooker with a new one with Flame Failure
Devices fitted? I have them in the caravan and they seem very fool proof.
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"Fentoozler" [email protected] wrote in message
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"The3rd Earl Of Derby" wrote in message
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John Rumm wrote:
The3rd Earl Of Derby wrote:

If its the bayonet(push-fit) type? the valve will close and stay
closed. If screw, this needs to be capped.

If it is to remain disconnected then you should not rely on the
bayonet fitting to remain gas tight - it ought to be capped.

Wouldn't you say that if that was the case then this is a faulty coupler?

By the way where does one obtain a capping for bayonet coupler?

(even if disconnecting short term it is good plan to check it for gas
soundness)



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John is correct, a bayonet fitting should not be left unused and a 3/4"
threaded cap screwed onto the backplate in its place.

Angus

I'm trying to visualise a standard bayonet whch has a 3/4" connection. I
only ever came acrosss 1/2".

To the OP If its one of the mini bayonets IIRC a sealing cap is already
available from BES


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"Dave Fawthrop" wrote in message
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On Wed, 01 Feb 2006 00:02:49 +0000, F wrote:

|We need to disconnect my father's gas cooker to ensure he can't use it -
|turn gas on and forget to light it scenario.
|
|Is it acceptable to simply disconnect the flexible hose? Is the fitting
|it connects to sufficiently gas tight over time?

Could you not replace the gas cooker with a new one with Flame Failure
Devices fitted? I have them in the caravan and they seem very fool
proof.


If he's forgetting to light the gas he's probably in danger of setting his
sleeves etc on fire with a naked flame. An electric cooker might be a lot
safer in the long run (or meals on wheels).


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On 01/02/2006 10:09 John wrote:

An electric cooker might be a lot safer in the long run (or meals on
wheels).


Using a microwave now. Sadly, meals on wheels would be next.

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Thanks for the responses.

On 01/02/2006 10:09 John wrote:

To the OP If its one of the mini bayonets IIRC a sealing cap is already
available from BES


If I get one, am I allowed to fit it? I'm not a corgi but we do have a cat!

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