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To connect a condemed cooker

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AuntiePickleBottom Sun 03-Jul-11 19:23:44

it failed on the knob, it snapped over 2 years ago and I have never had any problems with the cooker

It has failed as with the knob snapped it over rides the safety feature( when you close the lid the gas goes out) any how I never puts the lid down when the cooker is hot

JuanShite Sun 03-Jul-11 19:26:51

Dw is a condemed cooker and she as also failed on the Knob part


izzywhizzyletsgetbusy Sun 03-Jul-11 19:29:50

Who/which agency condemned the cooker? Have they stuck a big sticker on it? Has the cooker been disconnected from the gas supply, and does it have a bayonet type connection?

Is it possibe to obtain a replacement part (i.e a knob)?

AuntieMonica Sun 03-Jul-11 19:32:40

how old is the cooker?

you should be able to replace the shut-off valve (the part that kicks in if the lid closes)

izzywhizzyletsgetbusy Sun 03-Jul-11 19:34:09

That's as maybe, but your dw does at least have a (presumably) unbroken Knob Juan.

Can your dw spare you long enough for you to act as a whole knob for Auntie's cooker so that she can get on with her Sunday roast? grin

Jaspants Sun 03-Jul-11 19:34:57

If it has been condemned then no-one who is Gas Safe registered would connect it, which means that you would be doing it yourself?

And it hasn't been used in 2 years since the knob broke? So pipes and components could have perished in that time?

TBH I wouldn't - it could prove disastrous.

AuntiePickleBottom Sun 03-Jul-11 19:36:28

The part is on order, the cooker is 6 years old.

But the part is going to take over a week to be delivered, how can I last a week without a cooker

AuntiePickleBottom Sun 03-Jul-11 19:39:50

I been using the cooker since the knob has broken

OrangeHat Sun 03-Jul-11 19:41:25

Have you been using it for two years broken, and it has only just been condemned?

Or not used it for 2 years?

Is it all connected up?

OrangeHat Sun 03-Jul-11 19:41:59

So you've been using it for 2 years in this state and it's connected up.

Now it's another week.

I'd use it, yes.

AuntiePickleBottom Sun 03-Jul-11 19:42:17

It does have a big sticker on ther (hope it comes off)

JuanShite Sun 03-Jul-11 19:43:28

We have our roast on a Saturday (which I made)
On Sunday we enjoy ourselves and have something quick for tea like pasta

My knob could do with a tweek though

AuntieMonica Sun 03-Jul-11 19:43:48

Have you recently had an engineer in to look at replacing the broken part, and he has condemned it?

AuntiePickleBottom Sun 03-Jul-11 19:45:22

The knob is just for turning the ring on, I have been using since it broke and the gas goes on and off with no Problems. I have been using the cooker as it is safe.

M0naLisa Sun 03-Jul-11 19:45:24

I wouldn't it gas your playing with

M0naLisa Sun 03-Jul-11 19:45:24

I wouldn't it gas your playing with

AuntiePickleBottom Sun 03-Jul-11 19:46:51

I am having a whole new kitchen and before the cooker went back in it was checked by a gas man

JuanShite Sun 03-Jul-11 19:50:15

If you can re connect a condemed cooker it has not been cut off properly becuse when they do condem an appliance they should cap off the gas flow to the cooker/fire etc and make it impossible to reconnect

AuntieMonica Sun 03-Jul-11 19:50:19

Has he disconnected it, or just stick a sticker advising it is condemned in it's current state?

By law he has to condemn it, as a major safety device isn't working.

If he has disconnected the gas supply, you could be breaking terms and conditions of insurance and/or any tenancy agreement(if you're renting) if you reconnect it and then use it until the repair is complete and tested by a Gas-Safe enginner.

AuntieMonica Sun 03-Jul-11 19:51:08

Sorry not DISCONNECTED, but interrupted the gas supply ie shut the supply bvalve off

JuanShite Sun 03-Jul-11 19:52:42

I would use it then and turn the gas off at the supply after use

AuntiePickleBottom Sun 03-Jul-11 19:58:08

What a pointless thread, just checked the gas main and it is capped off

AuntiePickleBottom Sun 03-Jul-11 20:01:01

So no cooker for a week, going to have to continue with living off crap food

AuntieMonica Sun 03-Jul-11 20:05:57

can you borrow a camping stove? then use the microwave as well?

it's crap being without the things you're used to, at least it's summer and you don't need a hot meal to warm you up

Jaspants Sun 03-Jul-11 22:55:55

Could you borrow a slow cooker? Food steamer? George Foreman grill thing? Microwave? Bbq? - disposable ones in our 99p shop

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