We love to eat outside and I love a BBQ. We have a small Safari Chef BBQ and when used I had to move the gas connections around to use it which was not ideal.

I bought a new Bullfinch external gas point from Amazon. This will be fitted into the existing gas line in the kitchen area.

First a suitable place is located and measured to ensure I miss the aluminium bars that go through the bodywork. It is located in the back of a kitchen cupboard for ease of access. A 60mm hole is carefully cut through from the outside until the pilot bit comes through the inside and then the inside is drilled to make the hole as clean as possible.

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Sikaflex sealant was applied around the hole and also to the gas fitting as well.

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The fitting is then screwed on to the body. Any sealant that squeezed out is cleaned off.

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I left it for two days before the gas pipe was connected so the sealant dried properly.

I did not perform the gas connection myself. I found a mobile caravan/motorhome engineer who was GasSafe registered. He came in and connected the outlet to the gas pipe. He also fitted an isolation valve. After fitting it was tested for leaks and he also performed a gas pressure test on the whole system and issued a test certificate.

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Cost was £60 for the gas work including parts and the Bullfinch 6087 outlet cost £40 from Amazon. You can buy one here.

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The orange low pressure gas pipe is then attached to the red quick release nozzle.

Thats it! We tried it a few days later and it works very well.