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ColJack

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 6:58 pm Reply with quote

I have a gas meter in the kitchen I am doing up, it is located on the floor in the corner in what used to be a brick cupboard.



It has a lead pipe comming form the supply side pipe to the meter that is badly bent and crimped..



The floor of the cupboard is slightly higher than the rest of the kitchen and i wanted to grind it down before leveling the whole floor..



what I could do with is getting the gas suppliers out to either move the meter off the floor onto a bracket or something, or having it on some sort of flexible connection (as on the outlet side of the meter ) so I can raise it up to floor under it and then put it back down..



Is this a posibility or will they just tell me to go away?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:05 pm Reply with quote

Flexibels (even hose pipe)? I DO NOT think so. But no harm in asking.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:12 pm Reply with quote

National Grid will move your meter for you (outside if you wish) if you have a few hundred quid to spare. icon_sad.gif
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:33 pm Reply with quote

first time iv'e seen an anaconda on the outlet side icon_confused.gif icon_confused.gif
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:36 pm Reply with quote

Looks like you have a very old connection. lead is ok except in blocks of flats. Can't quite see what type of govenor you have. Does it sya Jeavons J88 on the label on the top? If so these have to be replaced when discovered. If it is a J88 call Transco and tell them you have been told you may have a faulty govenor. If it is a J88 they will replace it and you will get a new flexible anaconda pipe from your ECV to the new govenor as well. All FOC!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:38 pm Reply with quote

kevplumb wrote:
first time iv'e seen an anaconda on the outlet side icon_confused.gif icon_confused.gif


Quite common in my area, although I always change them when any gas work carried out on pipe work.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:45 pm Reply with quote

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Is that a hit and miss vent, supplying an open flue appliance?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:51 pm Reply with quote

that's just what i found when i took the units out.. used to be a cupboard there at some point (hence the hole in the floor where the wall was. ).

there are vents all over the flat.. one in the bathroom ( now housing the extract fan ) and one in the "spare" room also..

the boiler is above that gas meter so extra fresh air is doing it no harm..

just gotta make the unit i put it back into draught proof..
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:01 pm Reply with quote

If baxpoti is correct and this is a vent for an open flued appliance then it should be made permanently open and any fly screen removed. Also in this case DO NOT make it draught proof unless other permanent vent is fitted elsewhere
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:49 pm Reply with quote

I read somewhere that an anaconda on the outlet of a meter is NCS and should be removed when possible.

If its acceptable on the inlet I dont see why its not acceptable on the outlet. Hard piped connectors on the outlet could get strained by anyone abusing the gas meter and the pipework might start to leak!

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 10:19 pm Reply with quote

I think a meter on 2 flexi's is NCS only for the fact it make's it easier for the user to fiddle the meter!
RGI's will know why. icon_wink.gif
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 8:46 am Reply with quote

The National Grid man should want it fixed to the wall, unless it's firmly on the floor which you don't want.

Needs an Earth Bond too.

Let a corgi at the outlet side pipe and you're likely to be told it can't be altered unless all the pipework is changed because it's undersized. It's nearly always undersized.....
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:52 am Reply with quote

ChrisR wrote:
The National Grid man should want it fixed to the wall, unless it's firmly on the floor which you don't want.


Since its National Grid who should have fixed it to the wall in the beginning its unlikely any of them will want the bother.

I have twice reported to Transc that the meter is not fixed to the wall and just hanging off its pipes at high level and they only VERY grudgingly came and sorted it out!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:54 am Reply with quote

keego wrote:
I think a meter on 2 flexi's is NCS only for the fact it make's it easier for the user to fiddle the meter!
RGI's will know why. icon_wink.gif


I queried this with my CORGI inspector and he said tha it is fine with one each sideof the meter. What was meant is that 2 flexis joined together for extra length is not allowed.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 12:05 pm Reply with quote

I dont think he gave you the correct "official CORGI answer".

There is nothing unusual about that of course!

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