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Gas meter Installation, who does it?


 
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W4SIM

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:58 pm Reply with quote

Opening a new business in the Bradford area, West Yorkshire. When we took over the building it hadnt been used in well over 10 years, then we found out it only has the electricity meter in the basement, the gas one is missing. The gas pipe is coming in through the basement aswell, but theres no meter at the end of it.

Have had it checked out by Northern Gas who have confirmed the Gas Meter Reference Number and the fact that the feed is "LIVE", however i need to have a meter installed before i can get gas to the property.

Iv approached N-Power and they say they will get the meter on, for a fee, on the condition that i sign a 2 year contract with them. I wouldnt have too much of a problem with this if it wasnt the fact that they're giving me sky high rates. Pretty much the same story with British Gas and E-On.

So i was wondering if i can get someone else altogether to install the gas meter, THEN approach the gas company's without the fear of getting locked into 2 and 3 year contracts.

Is there any company that can do JUST the gas meter install?

Thanks.
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Tipper

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:12 pm Reply with quote

I recently had 2 extra meters fitted to my flat conversion project and whilst I requested and paid for the gas supply pipe to be uprated I didn't pay for the meters to be installed.

I was already an npower customer and had the original old meter changed from pre-payment/card type to a credit meter and then moved outside. This was follwed by the 2 extra meters needed.

I instructed all the 'meter' only work via npower, and obviously took on new npower accounts, but the actual meters fitting was done by the local gas distribution company, WWU in my case, under instruction/contract from npower. I paid nothing for the new meters to be installed.

Why don't you try another supplier and see if they will do it free on the promise of a new gas account?
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W4SIM

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:40 pm Reply with quote

In my case N-Power has appointed a company called "Site Works" to come out and install the meter. The whole thing is handled by N-Power but the work isnt done by them.

i think im just going to have to ring them all and see what they come up with. If N-powers prices wernt so high or they wernt locking me into a 2 year contract then yeah id definatly go with them.

As for the charge to fit the meter, im not sure wether thats because im a new customer, or wether it has anything to do with the fact that im a business customer, not a residential.
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Steve69the69Gas

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:56 am Reply with quote

Try First:Utility - online accounts only
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Blackadder43

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:08 am Reply with quote

I had no gas meter in a flat i renovated..... I had to pay for the gas to be taken to the property but they sent someone out to fit it...free of charge....but again maybe it is because you are a business or the rules have changed since i had mine done...2 years now
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:36 am Reply with quote

is there an isolation valve on the pipe ? icon_biggrin.gif
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:33 am Reply with quote

mickyg wrote:
is there an isolation valve on the pipe ? icon_biggrin.gif


micky i hope you are not touting for a wee homer, couple of jubilee clips and a bit of hose pipe icon_eek.gif
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W4SIM

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:03 am Reply with quote

mickyg wrote:
is there an isolation valve on the pipe ? icon_biggrin.gif


I hope your not thinking what i think your thinking!!!!

Well, not unless your coming around to do it, icon_twisted.gif
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W4SIM

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:05 am Reply with quote

Blackadder43 wrote:
I had no gas meter in a flat i renovated..... I had to pay for the gas to be taken to the property but they sent someone out to fit it...free of charge....but again maybe it is because you are a business or the rules have changed since i had mine done...2 years now


I think its a combination of the fact that im new and im a business customer. All the gas company's are charging to install the meter. Then wanting to lock me into a contract aswell, mostly 1 year, but some 2 years!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:23 pm Reply with quote

W4SIM wrote:
mickyg wrote:
is there an isolation valve on the pipe ? icon_biggrin.gif


I hope your not thinking what i think your thinking!!!!

Well, not unless your coming around to do it, icon_twisted.gif


I had the same thing when I moved into my place. Was previously rented and the gas meter had been removed. They had helpfully left the ECV in place with a cap on the end lol
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:24 pm Reply with quote

kirkgas wrote:
mickyg wrote:
is there an isolation valve on the pipe ? icon_biggrin.gif


micky i hope you are not touting for a wee homer, couple of jubilee clips and a bit of hose pipe icon_eek.gif


hose pipe is for cowboys, hep2o is the proffessionals choice icon_wink.gif
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W4SIM

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:31 pm Reply with quote

Gentlemen, mines a small business, a Pizza Bar, so approx. 100 KW per hour or an annual usage of about 130,000 KWh's. So not exactly your average central heating system. I think someones likely to notice a tad bit . . . so PLEASE, stop putting IDEAS into my innocent head. icon_surprised.gif

Micky . . . . fancy going for a drink mate? icon_twisted.gif
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