Hi, I'm new here and hope this is the right place to ask for some advice? Last night, my main 'trip' switch was thrown in my fuse box. It took me some time to work out what had casued it (none of the independant switches had tripped) but it wouldn't re-set. I went round the house turning everything off and finally identified the culprit - my gas hob! I turned it off at the isolator switch above the worktop and then I was able to re-set the main switch in the fuse box. I assumed there must be a problem with the electric igniter? This morning I contacted an electrician who said I needed to contact an Appliance Repairer. I contacted an Appliance Repairer who said he only fixed electric appliances and I needed to contact a 'gas safe' appliance repairer. I contacted another Company (who said they fixed gas appliances), but they no longer have any gas engineers.... Gah, I appear to be going round and round in circles.... However, in the meantime, a friend suggested that as I have now isolated the electricity supply, I could just carry on using the gas hob and light it with a piezo electric igniter or a match? As I am looking to replace my whole kitchen later in the year, this sounds like a great option! But, is this safe? I'm just a bit worried that it might be something more sinister? Do I need to get an electrician anyway? Or should I persevere with trying to get a gas safe engineer? Many thanks in advance.