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Cadent came knocking today - apparently I have to move my gas meter?!

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by kingandy2nd, 17 Jun 2020.

  1. ianmcd

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    You are worrying about nothing, they will carry out everything at their expense and willpossible give you a few options, they wont dig up your concrete, they dont need to
     
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    Don't really have a gas pipe hanging in mid air while I build around it.

    I wasn't worried as such, just wanted to know my options.

    I called the Cadent guy and he came round earlier. Apparently he didn't realise it was a garage before and would be a (bigger) garage again afterwards. He couldn't tell if there was a plastic gas pipe fitted inside the metal pipe to the meter (it wasn't a fitting he recognised) - so they will need to come back when the gas is off and establish what's what.

    He advised if it was a metal pipe, that they'd be able to go with the option 4 mentioned above (new feed above ground to the existing location), or potentially to have a new meter closer to the opening but on the same wall.

    Thanks again to everyone for their help.
     
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    At first they will try to push / pull a plastic pipe through the existing steel pipe. If they get stuck at a bend, they dig a hole andcut the steel pipe at the bend and help the plastic pipe along. Where the plastic pipe comes out nearthe meter, they may need 3 or 4 inches extra above the steel pipe to join onto the plastic pipe. The external gang only installs up to the meter valve, a differennt guy then comes along to reconnect the meter and check all appliances, leaks etc. There maybe an issue if the gas meter is too close to the electric meter , they may install a dividing plate. On ours they did not need to dig any holes, the plastic just went straight through. With smart meters available, there is no need to move meters outside, assuming your garage stays a garage.
     
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    When they replaced all the gas services in my road, I was told they were going to fit a meter box on the outside of my house where the meter will be relocated from it’s current place in my cellar.
    I politely told them “no you’re f*****g not” I’m not having a poxy white meter box on the outside of my Victorian house.
    The meter is still in the cellar.
     
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    I think gas in cellars is probably a safety issue, because gas is heavier than air. Any leak and the gas would build up in the cellar and not dissipate
    There is probably a regulation or special precautions needed in a basement.
     
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    Also the case when gas mains are being worked on at the bottom of a trench.
     
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    Shall we all call Dave and ask him what's going on? 07548130795

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    Try again
     
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    really ?
     
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    I had believed natural gas was heavier than air and thus would settle in the bottom of a trench. But no I am corrected.
    But even so when gas mains are being replaced the safety vents for any gas leaking from the work are much higher than the road surface.

    gas vents.jpg

    Also comms engineers ( OpenReach etc ) are required to have gas alarms in place when working at a 18 inch deep inspection chamber even when the chamber is fully open to atmosphere.
     
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    Because natural gas rises?
     
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    If it always rises then the vent pipes need not be so tall. ?
     
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    So what was the legislation and the H&S requirements the contractors were working to in that situation?
     
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    There are different gases which are heavier than air.
     
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    I am duly embarrased.................
     
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