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The vanlife => Van Conversion => Topic started by: JakeLeeYes on March 13, 2015, 08:49:34 AM

Title: Legalities: Gas Hob
Post by: JakeLeeYes on March 13, 2015, 08:49:34 AM
Hey Guys,

I have just read this:

(3) No person shall use, or cause or permit to be used, in or on a
vehicle on a road any gas-fired appliance unless the vehicle is so
ventilated that-
(a) an ample supply of air is available for the operation of the
appliance; (b) the use of the appliance does not adversely affect the health
or comfort of any person using the vehicle; and
(c) any unburnt gas is safely disposed of to the outside of the

Which makes me ask the question, when installing a gas hob and LPG bottle, do you have to install an extractor fan or is the gas hob being near a door enough? Have any of you had to install extractor fans? I dont particularly want to but I don't know what I can get away with as i see that Mike installed one.

Title: Re: Legalities: Gas Hob
Post by: Camper Van Travels on March 13, 2015, 10:09:19 PM
Pffft statutes, policies and acts of parliament BS. I am not a person. I am not a legal fiction. I am not a strawman identity. I am a human / man. A massive difference. No consent = no contract.

Just ensure you pop in a few vents as close to the floor of the back of your van as possible as the gas will always head downwards. And get a carbon monoxide detector on board too if you are worried. Easiest commonsense solution though when cooking on a gas powered hob and grill is to just open a window or door. Problem solved. Easy.

These are literally pennies on eBay btw:


Title: Re: Legalities: Gas Hob
Post by: Tai-chi wanderer on March 17, 2015, 09:49:16 AM
Agree, door, window, roof vent, in a van you are never more than a couple of feet from an open space. Cutouts in the floor in case of a leak a defo. job to do. Carbon mono sensor another, other than that just treat your gas appliance and cylinder with respect.
Title: Re: Legalities: Gas Hob
Post by: Mike on April 04, 2015, 12:51:49 PM
Yeah what they said ^. Just do a good job of installing it and be careful. I always have the side door open when I'm cooking anyway