Under the Pump
Have you had your Gas Cooker Checked in the LAST 5 YEARS?
Where is the Natural Gas Regulator?
Question 1: This cooktop looks OK. What’s wrong with it?
Answer: Hidden away below the benchtop is a dodgy DIY gas cooktop installation we discovered recently. It could have had fatal consequences for the user. During a service call our Sharpe technician was about to pressure test the gas supply line when he noticed there was no regulator fitted. If this wasn’t bad enough, several non-compliant fittings had been used to hook this cooktop up to the gas supply. All unseen and potentially lethal.
Q2: So this was a ticking time bomb?
A: Absolutely. The regulator is a vital component that ensures the exact amount of gas is delivered safely to the cooktop. Running a gas system without one is as crazy as driving around in a car that’s leaking petrol all over the exhaust.
Q3: What was the solution here?
A: It wasn’t that big a job to rectify the dodgy installation work using our compliant components and technical know-how. The important question is this: Have you had your gas cooker checked in the past five years?
Q4: No. Why should I?
A: Because a lot of small issues can build up to a dangerous situation. Only qualified technicians can test wear and tear on the regulators, venturis, manifolds and all the connections in household gas delivery systems. We can repair or install a new regulator from $360 or supply & install quality gas cooktops from $869.
Cooking Equipment Service
A Cooking Equipment Check & Service will help you avoid safety issues, and ensure your Cooktops and Ovens are at their best.
A Sharpe Technician will:
Low Level Appliance & Gas Lines Check
- Inspect gas external lines for leakage
- Inspect & check working operation of appliances before servicing
- Inspect & check pilot/hot surface ignition (HSI)
- Inspect, clean & check main burner’s condition
- Check thermocouple’s condition
- Check burner’s pressure as per manufacturer’s specification
- Check all thermostats and operation
- Carry out soundness test on pipework installation (appliances turned off)
We recommend these checks be done every five years at your home & work.
Please phone 131 750, or complete our online form and we’ll contact you.