I ran into this a few times now. I do many Electrical Coc's and often find a gas hob supply cable directly connected to the original stove supply. The gas hob supply of cause a flexible cable of I guess 1-1.5mm sqr.
Yesterday a friend phone me for advice. He was busy renovating at a house and the original electrical hob was been replaced by a gas unit. When he queried the installer about the connections the guy told him that in order for the gas installation to be compliant the isolator may not be within 200mm above the hob and must also be 200mm to the side. So to fix the problem they simply remove the isolator, twist the wires together and blank it off. It is normal practice according to the gas installer.
So, in one swoop they break 3 SANS10142-1 regulations.
No isolator for fixed appliance, oven usually is still electrical.
Connecting hob flexible 1.5mm sqr directly to 4mm sqr wire on 40A CB, also no isolator
And wires simply twisted together.
Anyone else came across something like this?
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