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    Gas Regulations

    The house is a Barratts house Built in 2006, I've owned since 2010. So far the shower tiling has failed, and on repairing I discovered some studs don't reach the horizontal timber at the top. All the window seals and hinges are defective - and cannot be claimed on the usual 10 year...
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    Gas Regulations

    Understood - but I find it shocking that a registered engineer can do work behind walls that does not follow regulations and sign it off himself, that no one is likely to see again unless there is a problem, and get away with it if he's not found out within 6 years.
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    Gas Regulations

    I am already on that case - I was hoping on here I would find registered gas engineers that would verify my understanding of the regulations, while I wait for a response from gas safe and the nationwide developer.
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    Gas Regulations

    So the regulations don't have to be followed? If it's not a "serious" infringement? How serious is it if one day there's a rupture in my supply pipe, the escaping gas collects in the cavity behind the fire, then blows up and wipes us out when we're sat right in front of it watching TV, or...
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    Gas Regulations

    Not to be funny, but what more detail do you need and why. I could write a very long story - but there is no need. It's a simple question I have asked. I've quoted the regulations that a CORGI registered engineer should adhere to, explained that they were current at the time the house was...
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    Gas Regulations

    In my eyes, they failed to instal it to regulations - which are produced in the interest of safety. They should be made to fix it. I was thinking about asking the home insurance company, as I have legal cover with that, and I'm sure they wouldn't want to pay out for the side of a house if it...
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    Gas Regulations

    So if that's the case - every single house on my development has supply pipes not in keeping with the regulations. What can be done about it?
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    Gas Regulations

    Hi Tony, I'm not installing them, I am just seeking to clarify that specific regulation. I am actually querying an existing installation by a registered CORGI engineer/developer, that was done 6 1/2 years ago, but has only come to light now - as you don't see what's behind a wall unless...
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    Gas Regulations

    I would be grateful if someone can clarify Gas Safety (installation and use) regulations 1998 Regulation 19 paragraph 4 I would like to know how far through the cavity's the sleeve should go. My house has An exterior brick wall Cavity Sterling board / weatherproof membrane...
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    Leakbusters thermal imaging leak detection - any good?

    Just had a look on google - they're mega bucks!
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    Leakbusters thermal imaging leak detection - any good?

    Google Chrome gives a malware threat warning on that link. content from vivianrussell.com a known malware distributor has been inserted on this page??? Was wondering could you use this leak detection to locate draughts - assuming where the draught is coming from would be really cold...
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    Incorrectly installed gas supply pipe?

    Sent an email to Gas Safe Technical with the images posted in this post The Reply Could I ask the builder to put this right?
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    Incorrectly installed gas supply pipe?

    Regulation 19, paragraph 4 (if i am reading the right regulations) " is enclosed in a gas tight sleeve and sealed at the joint at which the pipework enters the fire; " Would you say my pipe conforms to that regulation? My opinion is it doesn't, as the sleeve doesn't reach the fire, but...
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    Incorrectly installed gas supply pipe?

    Don't worry about our coat lol - just update your opinion. The grommet info was useful.
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    Incorrectly installed gas supply pipe?

    Thanks, the fire is in a wall not a chimney breast. Air is supplied and exhausted through the back of the fire, through the wall to the outside by the flue in the sealed burner area. You can see on the left of the image where the pilot light is located. As the burning area is sealed, the...
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