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  1. andysparkfree
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    andysparkfree Regular EF Member

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    Hi all
    as the picture attached you can see the location of the hob and the metal socket to the right, now the gas fitter has gone to commission the gas and has said he can't do it as the socket is within 150mm of the hob
    now looking at the picture , i agree that it looks a little close and looking at it more there is loads of room to the right , however the owner is a little concerned that his freshly tiled back splash will need damaging if it needs to move
    any comments welcome , i want to do the correct job , however if the gas man is just being a jobs worth and following recommendations rather than regulations then that would be useful info

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  2. westward10
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Electrician's Arms

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    Blank it off, refit when gas man finished:D
     
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  3. ipf
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    ipf Trusted Advisor

    … bypass the rcd and create a temporary short on the cooker for when he comes back, too.:D

    …….and, if anybody doesn't take that for a joke, then they are proper DUMB
     
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  4. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    Daft place to put the socket in the first place ............................ 300 mm minimum really
     
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    blank one side off to the left ,happy days. :p
     
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  6. SWD
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    SWD Gender neutral Electrician's Arms

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    The regs site 300mm to edge to the socket that is open to interpretation on how it is measured isn't it?

    Or as above blank it off I'd blame the electrician to be honest.

    Nasty tiles BTW......

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    johnduffell Regular EF Member

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  8. bigspark17
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    bigspark17 Electrician's Arms

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    Do you have a reg number to back that up?
    If you were doing an eicr and accessories were within 300mm what code would you give it?
     
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    Rpa07 3000 posts - only 50554 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    That ring is designed to have a wok on it which will direct the heat and flam'age in that direction which is a shame.
    I of a mistake is how it looks, I agree - decorative blank and a return visit.
     
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  10. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    There isn’t one - which is daft ... but there is a minimum in the building regs ....
     
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  11. bigspark17
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    bigspark17 Electrician's Arms

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    There may be guidance not a reg.
    I think 300mm is rediculous and sometimes unachievable in small kitchens, what is the danger in positioning a hob isolator 100mm away from hob edge.
     
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  12. spinlondon
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    The Gas Engineer is saying he can’t connect because the socket is too close.
    Is it because of Building Regs, or Gas Safe Regs?
     
  13. SWD
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    Could it be under Reguation 512.2.1

    Also any male in the kitchen is to be not allowed 1.8mts within any kitchen appliance.......
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    corrected that for you. it's females that stick knives in toasters, ram 25lbs. of washing in a 12lb. washer, pile dirty dishes into the dishwasher till there's none left in the cupboards, put pies on metal plates in the microwave........... and onandonandon.
     
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  15. SWD
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    SWD Gender neutral Electrician's Arms

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    Corrected that for you, hot Polish women don't do things like that........ ;o)))))))
     
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