Overhead clearance requirements for gas cooking appliances

Friday, 21 December 2018

Overhead clearance requirements for gas cooking appliances

The VBA reminds practitioners to follow manufacturers’ instructions when installing gas cooking appliances, exhaust fans and rangehoods, as minimum clearance requirements apply.

Installing an appliance with less clearance than recommended (see clearance A, below) risks damage to surroundings from conducted or radiated heat, fire arising from flare-ups during cooking, and potential appliance failure due to excessive heat being transferred to any electrical components. Such outcomes could potentially void product warranties and plumbing practitioners’ insurance.

For more information, refer to VBA Technical Solution Sheet 92.03, or download Gas Information Sheet 6 and Gas Information Sheet 25 from the Energy Safe Victoria website.

Required clearances around domestic gas cooking appliances

Figure 1: Required clearances around domestic gas cooking appliances. Source: AS/NZS 5601.1:2013, page 124.
© Standards Australia Limited/Standards New Zealand. Image modified by the VBA.

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