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tightness testing r5 gas meter

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by xl600boy, 31 May 2010.

  1. xl600boy

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    hi
    i am doing my portfolio work for my gas (acops) cert. i have to change a boiler which is no prob. the prob is the meter is a r5 meter. it is larger than a u6, but looks bt same size as a u16.
    wanted to make sure i tightness test right........... the test nipple is on the body of the meter and not the outlet neck. do i test same as a u6.... ie 1min@ 10mb then 1min@20mb then 2 min.
    i can ask the guy who is checking my work but wanted to first try n find out my self.
    if any delightfull engineers can help wld appreciate it

    fanx
    paul
     
  2. dangermouse46

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    another cc/ccc.
     
  3. xl600boy

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    and is that message available in english???
    am only a humenoid after all
     
  4. dangermouse46

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    Another course cowboy/career change chancer.
     
  5. xl600boy

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    can see why ugot mouse in ure name
    actually not...... apprentice trained in 2 trades allready n have been for 20yrs. u used the words chancer n cowboy u must be judgin out ur own hole.
    if this site is to help people, wat a sad person u r spending ure bank holiday on a site you no interest in its ethos
     
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    The test period is always 2 mins even for a U16 meter but the permissible drops differ with meter sizes.Ive nor seen R5 meters?
     
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    yeh u16 1 mb drop.
    wat no abuse
     
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    test period isnt always 2mins.45 years in the game,you should know that ;)
     
  9. dangermouse46

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    3rd trade lucky eh? Or maybe not. . . .

    Are you working illegally and asking a diy forum for advice? Very classy.
     
  10. Agile

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    Can you step back a moment and view yourself as we do?

    First your profile gives no information about you. You dont explain anything in your posting either.

    You use the term ACOPS which finished about eight years ago.

    You dont even say what "trades" you have learnt before and why you seem to be failing at all off them and trying something new.

    At least you have the rudeness and agressiveness which seems to go with many people working in the plumbing field. I am not sure that will get you very far on its own though.

    If you read the rules ( in red ) on here first you would see that we are not permitted to give advice on DIY gas work.

    I would always say that you should be asking your trainer/supervisor as they are tasked with providing you with comprehensive training delivered in the correct order.

    If you are not gas registered you would not be doing ANY gas work except under the direct supervision of your trainer.

    If you are gas registered you would be asking in the correct place the CC on this site.

    Tony
     
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    R5 doesn't denote meter size just that it has a pulsed output capable or remote reading.

    As for how to test it,surely it'll be easy to find in your guidence notes,course notes etc as it's now a domestic meter if it's a u16
     
  12. onlyfitidealboilers

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    fed up of all these. time to become a dentist. they de value are quals
    that includes you agile.
     
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    Well said Agile. Anyone saying they are studying ACOPS is an effin idiot.

    Alfredo
     
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    lcgs, The test period IS always 2 Mins, I'm not talking about stabilisation or let-by times just the actual test time.
     
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    45 year gasman let me take that shovel out of your hands before you dig too deep a hole with your comments.

    Lee fill your boots son :LOL:
     

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