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Connection shall be by means of an appliance
flexible connector for use with a self-sealing plug-
in device, complying with:
Flexible hoses, end fittings and sockets for
gas burning appliances – BS 669;
-  The appliance flexible connector should not
be subjected to undue forces either in normal
use or whilst connected or disconnected; The
socket which the plug of the appliance
flexible connector fits should be permanently
attached to a firmly fixed gas installation pipe
and positioned such that the appliance
flexible connector hose hangs freely
downwards (see fig.);
-  The appliance flexible connector should be
positioned such that it will not suffer
mechanical damage, e.g. abrasion from the
surrounding kitchen furniture, which may be
moved in use such as a drawer or door, or by
being trapped by any stability device.
The plug-in-connector bayonet should be
accessible for disconnection after moving the
appliance.
Cooker hose with
bayonet fixing
Cooker hose with
bayonet fixing
Alternative
backplate
 elbow
Copper pipe
Adaptor
backplate
Right angled
bayonet socket
incorporating
spring loaded
valve
Distributor pipe