It Had To Happen One Day (1 Viewer)

Sep 6, 2016
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Well it had to happened the glass cover on our gas hob was put down whilst one of the rings was still on low. We had left the van for a short walk and when we got back there was glass everywhere, the cover had literally exploded. I am just glad we were not driving or sat in the van when it happened.

Now the problem I have spent the rest of the day trawling the internet but cannot find a replacement. Can any of you good people offer any ideas. It's a Dometic three ringed hob with combined sink unit and about 12 years old. I believe the model is EK 2000 Variant CE 1353. I have attached phots of the unit and model number.

Many Thanks



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Carol

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Hope you can get a replacement, we nearly done that once but fortunately noticed the gas was on low, so I got my artists paints out put a small white blob on all the off switches makes it so much easier to see it's switched off properly.
 
Apr 27, 2016
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I bought a rectangle of aluminium, cut to size, from somewhere on the internet. Then rounded the corners with a jigsaw and file, drilled holes for the hinges, and a finger hole too. I made sure it was exactly the same thickness as the original glass. Since aluminium is about the same density as glass, the new lid is about the same weight as the old one.

I think a glass hob cover is a bad idea, and I regard the aluminium replacement as an upgrade.
 
Oct 29, 2016
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Sorry to the OP, shocking news, glad you were out of the van, but its not good enough is it?
Some domestic hobs had a safety feature in that the hob burner would not receive gas until the hob lid had been lifted, some lids were glass also. I cannot see why this safety feature has not been a safety requirement for all gas hobs with glass lids in any home or a leisure Van. After all they are expensive enough are they not!
We also have a two piece funny shaped glass lid on our vans hob, it looks expensive with its cast iron pan supports, I always assumed it had the aforementioned safety feature, but I will def check next time I am in the van.
LES

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Nov 18, 2011
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Just wondering why thay can't fit sumthing to cut off gas to hob when lid gets closed
Bill
 
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theapples
Sep 6, 2016
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If you can make a template ,your local glass supplier can usually make one for you and have it toughened.cheaper than a proper one
Thanks. Sounds a good idea hadn’t thought of that. Will visit one when we get home next week.
 
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theapples
Sep 6, 2016
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Unfortunately wrong size but thanks for trying.
 

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