Daily Telegraph Expert says homeowners can fit own boilers

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Legion

Step 2: Assuming that you are not on Economy 7 :rolleyes: and you have a cooker with a drop down lid.

Make sure oven door is open.

Will post step 3 tomorrow or next week.
 
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Shame you were doing so well......you need to check it's not a solid fuel or oil fired cooker too......or you will look silly again
 
L

Legion

Shame you were doing so well......you need to check it's not a solid fuel or oil fired cooker too......or you will look silly again


no need for tightness test then. :rolleyes: However if running oil fired cooker there is a need for an openeable bread bin at least 300mm from microwave, unless it`s a bungalow.

Silliness aside I am not about to inform anyone how to test their own gas but the point I am making is that some posters by their post are competent enough to do what they are doing and will most likely know the people who will tell them anyway. It`s a huge joke to me that certain `members` and they certainly are `members` know how simple it is to test for safety after doing a bit of gas work, wether it`s legal or not is not for me to judge. But droning on about how you must go to college and serve your time before being competent enough to use a manometer ( basically a plastic/digital guage which measures pressure via water/digital reading) is hilarious.

There should be a course for DIY`ers to be able to carry out these simplest of tasks legally. It` ridiculous.

Each to their own, I find most technicians brilliant, completely useless outside of their chosen field, awkward, no common sense and indeed stupid. Enough about me. Did I mention that I was handsome and not a technician? Just in case there are any Ladyplumbers tuning in? ;)
I have all my own teeth except for approx 25. ;)
 
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holty

yes but what happens if a homeowner has a let by on the ecv or the meter is in bad condition and so on, because this is the first thing an rgi will look for before doing a tightness test.and if any of the above then you have to phone transporter.who in turn will want to know your reg number.in which case i doubt a homeowner will bother and proberbly ignor the let by and get a false reading.just scenarios that could happen that an rgi is trained for.
 
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Legion

yes but what happens if a homeowner has a let by on the ecv

It`s part of the tightness test isn`t it? Let by test?



or the meter is in bad condition and so on,

Most meters are in fairly decent nick, nothing in Regs stating that you have to report meter with bad paint job.

because this is the first thing an rgi will look for before doing a tightness test.

Depends in which world you live, I live in the real one. Most Engineers on price barely notice the gas meter, especially service/installation engineers only to turn it on and off, because they know and you know and I know that unless it is proved that their work caused a gas leak it was ok when they left.


I just wish that all the Angels posting here would pack in the sanctimonious preaching B.S. We all know what`s going on in regards to the Gas profession. We can all spend our time looking up Regs in our little books then spouting off via the internet. Most members wouldn`t have the first idea without reference material. Give me a break.

I`m saying that there should be a basic course for DIY`s to do basic gas tests, like plumbing.plastering & basic electrics instead of all this snobbery.
 
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holty

It`s part of the tightness test isn`t it? Let by test?

your point being.

Most meters are in fairly decent nick, nothing in Regs stating that you have to report meter with bad paint job

really youve never seen a coroded gas meter or governor.you must be very lucky.prety sure theres clasifications for these situations. but i dont need to tell you as you seem to know everything.
 
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Legion

Are you a Gas fitter Holty or a Gas registered engineer? no disrespect intended mate, you`re ok in my book. If you know how to do a tightness test you should know what I am talking about regarding let by testing. By the way, you won`t find any information on let by testing on this Forum. ;) Just thought I`d save you the trouble of searching before you answer.

Are you another phoney answering posts after researching questions without actually having any experience? Hope not. ;) Hope You are not too embarassed for being exposed as a charlatan. :oops:
 
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holty

maybe were both missing each others points.sod it, this post has gone on way to long, and im off to get plastered and then proberbly debate with some one else about somthing with no end to the matter, except a headache in the morning.ps ill tell you in the combustion chamber if im gassafe registered. :LOL:
 
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Legion

maybe were both missing each others points.s** it, this post has gone on way to long, and im off to get plastered and then proberbly debate with some one else about somthing with no end to the matter, except a headache in the morning.ps ill tell you in the combustion chamber if im gassafe registered. :LOL:

Make sure they tell you how to do a let by test. ;)
 
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holty

why? ill just look it up in the book when i find it along with how to do a soundness,sorry tightness test. ;)
 
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Legion

why? ill just look it up in the book when i find it along with how to do a soundness,sorry tightness test. ;)


I apologise, I thought I was in the presence of a fellow Gas Registered Engineer/Fitter. I was wrong. You`re still ok in my book. :D
 
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holty

funny that, thought i was in the pressance of a god, maybe 1 of us was wrong. think it was me :LOL: :LOL:
 
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Legion

funny that, thought i was in the pressance of a god, maybe 1 of us was wrong. think it was me :LOL: :LOL:


One of us was, fortunately for you, it wasn`t me. I`m not often wrong, but I`m right this time.
 

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