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Rick Ridley, UK Heating Engineer
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I have just replaced my electric built in oven. The back of

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Hi Andrew. I have just replaced my electric built in oven. The back of the new oven just touches the gas pipe to the hob above. Since the oven is insulated I am hoping that this should not be a problem. Would you agree? The oven is not particularly powerful as it is the type that plugs into a 13amp socket, if that makes any difference to your advice. Mike
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Plumbing
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Andrew, I should have mentioned that the gas pipe is copper. Mike
Expert:  Andrew Smith replied 1 year ago.

Its ok if it touches, is it at the back or the top?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The gas pipe is at the back of the oven.
Expert:  Andrew Smith replied 1 year ago.

You will be fine, as long as it is not forcing it to twist and creating pressure on the joint below.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It will be difficult to see if it is creating any pressure on any joint as it is completely hidden by the oven. But since there was no pressure in putting oven in place other than being aware that it was touching something at the back, I believe that there would be no pressure. Unless you have any further advice on this matter, I will thank you for your advice.
Expert:  Andrew Smith replied 1 year ago.

It sounds fine if the oven slides in without having to force any of the movement.

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