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Can a DIYer remove a un-vented hot water cylinder ?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by bernardgreen, 13 Sep 2018.

  1. bernardgreen

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    As the title. Is it "legal" for a DIYer to remove an un-vented cylinder and associated pipe work from a house. ?

    The property has had it's gas and water supplies disconnected ready for demolition.

    Edit..... The DIYer is the legal owner of the property.
     
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    No training is required for permanent decommissioning
     
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    Rip it out .
     
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    The question was on a mailing list.

    A building contractor has itemised the costs for

    (1) a GasSafe certified engineer to remove and dispose of the boiler and gas carcass (1 day )
    (2) a G3 certified engineer to remove and dispose of the pressurised water systems (2 days )

    This work to be carried out before demolition can begin.

    The contractor knows that the gas supply has been capped by the gas company at the perimeter. Water supply already diverted to a builder's supply stand pipe and the electricity meter moved to a cabinet by the DNO.
     
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    2 days to rip out a cylinder!? :eek::LOL:
     
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    It probably included all the rads and pipework as well, which would then be weighed in as scrap metal.

    It is more a rip off of the client, odds on the "engineers" don't even go to site.
     
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    It's probably a "we have to deal with this Bernard wazzock" contingency fee.
     
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    Sorry Dan but once again you have the wrong end of the stick ( or is it blow torch.. ouch if it is ).

    It is a client / builder contract that is being discussed on a mailing list. A newly fledged architect is in the middle of the matter.
     
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    It's still a stick in your field so the name can be substituted quite easily no doubt
     
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    Names do not appear in the posts from the list.
     
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    Did I say the name was on the list? I'm the sure the architect's mother gave him /her a name .

    Ergo I'm sure the contractor knows the name
     
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