Hob Installation done by a Illegal Gas Fitter
One of our customers asked us to inspect the new gas hob for one of their rental properties.
When I did the Tightness Testing meaning checking if there is no leak in the pipework or appliances. I realise there is a major gas leak which is very dangerous. I shut off emergency gas valve pulled the oven out to do a visual inspection of the hob pipework this is exactly what i saw.
Till now I am still confused why the guy who installed the hob did the pipe work like that why he didnt he cut the pipe first secondly the pipe is to small so I asked the customer couple question
1 Have you ever smelled any gas before installation? No
2 Did you smell any gas after the installation? Little bit but I only turned it on to see if it works and then closed the gas
3 Was the installer gas safe registered? Yes
4 Did he show you his gas safe card? No
5 Did you search for him on the Gas Safe Register Website? No
This could have been life threatening you might think they are cheaper than an gas engineer but they are not safer do not risk your families lives and tenants lives to save couple quid.
Always use a Gas Safe Registered
I have asked the customer if i can take pictures and warn others of the risk of using non gas safe registered do not get fooled in to it always check there card if there card is not available search for them on https://www.gassaferegister.co.uk