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installation guide

We can arrange for your range to be connected when it is delivered by the manufacturer, provided that the electrical or gas points are already in situ and conform to current regulations. This service does not include moving of existing pipes or wires, and fees are not refundable in the event of non-connection.

Should you be in any doubt it will be better (and possibly cheaper) to arrange for a local fitter who can provide a more comprehensive service. You can find one at www.gassaferegister.co.uk.

General requirements for all range cookers

General Guidance
Connection can only be made to a supply which is sufficient for the appliance. In all cases installation position must be approved by the engineer in situ.

Ventilation and fire hazards
Adequate ventilation in the room is required. Proximity of surrounding and overhanging cupboards should be taken into consideration.

Allowance should be made for suitability with regard to side walls, especially where appliances with side opening doors are to be installed.

All connection points must accessible for servicing.

Old cooker removal
If booked, disconnection of your old appliance will only be done provided the engineer on site agrees that your current connection accords to Gas Safe standards.

Guidance video from Rangemaster:

Positioning advice

The diagram below represents the general guidance given by Gas Safe. Manufacturers may have their own installation requirements which you should follow accordingly. For example, a Lacanche range has a powerful hotplate which requires that the hood is a minimum of 850mm from the hob. Some ranges require a larger gap to adjacent cupboards or appliances for clearance or heat protection.

An installation manual is often available from the manufacturer via these phone numbers, or you can just call our team for advice.

Positioning into corners
When positioning a range cooker into a corner, remember to allow enough space for the doors to fully open.

Gas and dual fuel range cookers

Gas Connection
Connection can only be made to a suitable gas point. This requires a bayonet fitting on a fixed pipe approximately 75cm from the ground (ensure this is securely anchored/strapped to the wall). The engineer will supply a flexible hose for connecting the range together with safety chain or stability bracket as required.

If you have ordered a connection service with your range, please note that the manufacturer's engineer will NOT be able to undertake extra pipe work to meet the required standard. If in doubt, book a local Gas Safe engineer to carry out an assessment and do any necessary work prior to installation.

Do It Yourself?
Although bayonet fittings are temptingly simple to connect to, the risks are obvious and you should get this done by a competent or qualified person who can carry out the necessary pressure tests and deal with any leaks.

Electrical Connection
Dual Fuel Ranges - In most cases this requires connection via a 6mm heat resistant flex to a 32Amp double pole switch (consult the product manual for your cooker). The switch must be easily accessible, and all must conform to regulations or the installation may fail and no refund can be made. This high current can kill you instantly, so always consult an expert if in doubt.

Gas Ranges - Usually only a suitably positioned 13 Amp electrical socket is required. A 13A plug will already be fitted to the range.

Electric range cookers

Electrical Connection
A suitably powerful connection point is needed. In most cases this requires connection via a 10mm heat resistant flex to a 45Amp double pole switch, but some induction ranges may need a higher rating, as indicated on our product spec tables. The switch must be easily accessible.

This high current can kill you instantly, so always consult an expert if in doubt.
Flame Safety Devices

A flame supervision device (FSD) or flame failure device (FFD) is part of the gas burner system that detects if the flame is extinguished, and if so, cuts off the gas supply automatically.

As of May 2010, all cookers with gas burners need by law to be manufactured with FSD, so any new cooker you buy should now be compliant, unless you are buying very old stock or an older display model. The regulations state that all gas cooking devices fitted in multi-dwelling buildings and flats cannot be installed unless fitted with FSD. For more information on the regulations visit www.gassaferegister.co.uk or speak to your local Gas Safe engineer.

What is a FSD (flame supervision device)?
FSD systems detect if the flame is extinguished and cut off the gas supply automatically.

Do all cookers have FSD?

If manufactured since May 2010, yes.

Can my existing range cooker be upgraded?
No, FSD systems can only be added as part of the factory build.