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Rick Savery

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  1. Just an update - spoke to the gas safe chap at the marina - apparently, pre1998 boats, its OK to use a flexible hose, post 1998 should be solid copper. The reasoning behind this is that the rubber in the hose is affected by lpg and can degrade, so if not changed regularly it could be a problem. My boat was, it is believed, built in 1998 so I chose to have the flexible hose - mainly so I can move the cooker if needs be. A bayonet fitting is a big no on boats apparently. The BS669 that was confusing me, is just a specification of the hose from the cooker - nothing to do with how the cooker has to be installed - my bad for getting it out of context slightly. So a big thank you to all for your help and advice, much appreciated - I think not doing it myself was the right choice - for me, at this time. Maybe in the future I might feel differently about changing the hose. Thanks again
  2. Thanks Ian_S. I have to say that BS669 is very confusing - if it is a BS 669 hose then a bayonet fitting must be used, well yes, as that is specified in BS 669 - if a non-BS 669 hose is used then you don't have to. So the BS 669 ensures that the hoses are made to a specific standard, but it doesn't make any rules about whether or not you have to use them - so back to square one about whether to install a bayonet fitting or not. British Standards seem to have a logic all their own. I appreciate all the advice on this i have been given, but I still feel unsure about what the rule actually says - it seems to say that so long as the hose is fitted properly you can fit whatever hose you like - so long as it is for LPG.
  3. That's interesting, thanks Ronaldo47. I am changing my view of paint - from what people are saying, you kind of get what you pay for - so I won't be using the cheap paints I was first looking at. Dulux Trade Weathershield / Metalshield has been suggested for external painting of the boat, but that is for another day. I still don't think I will be using oil-based paint as the topcoat, but I supsect your advice about real bristles probably holds true for all paint - thanks again
  4. Thanks Chewbacka, that does actually make it clearer. Compliance with BS 669 seems to be the deciding factor - although I won't pretend I know why there should be BS 669 and non-BS 669 hoses. I was being facetious, but it really didn't make sense to me at the time. Rest assured I have no intention of trying to be creative with any kind of installation on the boat - particularly gas! I appreciate the necessity of strict use of language - scientific papers have similar unreadability at times - but exactness is important, it just makes interpretation somewhat difficult if you don't fully (or even partially) understand the context. Thanks for taking the time to clarify for me. Finding someone who can fit the bayonet and check the system - at a reasonable price - is the priority.
  5. Thanks Chris. He did my initial boat survey! Not sure why I didn't think of him. Maybe I just thought of him as specifically a surveyor - I'll give him a ring
  6. Thanks Chewbacka and WotEver - can I see if I have this correct because the regulation as stated seems strange to me? If I buy a replacement hose, like for like, with the nut assembly that is there at the moment - because it is 'pre-made', i.e. I didn't make it myself, I must now have a bayonet fitting on the gas line. Whereas, if I choose to get plain hose and connect it onto the end of the pipe myself, then that is OK? Or I suppose it also means it is also OK to construct a hard pipe from the gas line to the cooker myself? I really don't understand the logic to this. Either I fit a bayonet (which i don't feel comfortable doing myself) or it's fine for me to cobble something together that is held together with jubilee clips (!!) - really not going to be doing that 🙂 Or have I misinterpreted?
  7. This is my first time actually answering a question rather than asking them so it might be wrong, but I came upon this https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stove-Adhesive-Black-Glass-Reeds/dp/B07738P8QN/ref=bmx_5/260-6912441-4908907?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07738P8QN&pd_rd_r=0e725d86-1bdc-4cc6-9066-6e67016f42a6&pd_rd_w=4T2l6&pd_rd_wg=UDh1C&pf_rd_p=26d9b5cc-9c88-4655-88a4-db5806d5daad&pf_rd_r=R9FJ283G99B4RMS8EMW6&psc=1&refRID=R9FJ283G99B4RMS8EMW6 and wondered if it might be your mystery material? Sheer conincidence that I read this post and saw it whilst looking on Amazon for something completely different.
  8. Thanks, I will try that, but someone mentioned not all gas safe engineers are particularly .. safe, so thought personal recommendation might be better
  9. Does anyone know / recommend a gas safe engineer in the Daventry area please ? The only ones I know are in Dorset!
  10. Thanks Ex Brummie and Machpoint005. I will make sure I have both of those sorted when the new cooker finally goes in. Keep having to make the adjustment from doing things in a land-based situation - things get moved about on a boat 🙂 how much, I'm sure i will find out!
  11. Thanks WotEver. Although that now means I will have to get a gas safe person in to do the bayonet fitting, I think that is a better option as it means it is a lot simpler and safer for any future disconnections - and seems likely to not give me any problems with future saftey certificates I was getting myself all keyed up to deal with simple reconnection myself, but fitting something extra is not something I want to get wrong - it's either bingo or b****cks. Ex Brummie, it is a freestanding cooker. there is a safety chain already attached to the wall, but it's not great so I may well fit another one. Stability bracket ? Do you mean the thin piece of metal that came with the cooker ? I agree that the bayonet is a better option, even though it is already a flexible hose that is (was!) fitted
  12. At least that's what the voices in my head say. Are they in my head? I'll ask them
  13. Me just being paranoid 🙂 for which I apologise.
  14. I am assuming you aren't saying that I am the 'idiot in the boat next door' ? 🙂 I know my limitations - which i think I have adequately posted about - and fitting a bayonet socket goes beyond them. What I'm not sure about now after WotEver's post (although it does seem very clear what is being said) is whether I now have to get a bayonet socket fitted or not. To be honest, it's not (just) about staying within the rules, but whatever is safest.
  15. That's interesting. At the moment I have a flexible hos with very short pieces of pipe at each end connecting the cooker to the main pipework. Having taken this off, does this mean that I have to now fit a bayonet fitting to the main pipework and get a hose with a bayonet fitting at one end and the short piece of pipe at the other which connects to the cooker directly ?
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