Extending gas meter inlet

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The number of times we hear/see people saying that they are asking a question out of general interest, but the question is for something rather obscure and not likely to be of any real interest unless..... ;).
 
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Thanks Gas112, I thought that would be the case. Each flat would need its own supply from the mains without any maintap before them. Extending an inlet for one individual flat is ok using two maintaps.

Dan, you are wrong and have strange mind. Why would I be wanting to have two zones on a heating system if I was converting a house into two flats? Any extending of a mains inlet, or extending a mains pipe into another flat, has to be done by a registered guy anyhow, and not just a GasSafe man.
 
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You might be surprised to see some of the daft ideas people have had and tried to implement.

And as 112 indicated with his use of the thanks button - this is not a regular question (the Tee bit anyway).

Certainly not one that would be asked normally.
 
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There are some daft questions I am sure. But mine were not. ;) Questions have to be regular to considered valid by the thought police?

Not too long ago you could not extend a gas meter inlet, as it had to be by the mains pipe as it entered the property. Now you can. They may even allow a tee in it as well to another flat. You never know. ;)
 
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Thank you gas112. I was beginning to think I was the only sane person on this forum.

So your opening post suggests you want to relocate gas meter from under the stairs to the kitchen , then you go on to say you want to split the service pipe in order to feed two meters.

Nothing wrong with having a meter installed under a stairwell with one floor above , there is nothing wrong with a meter under a stairwell whether two floors above or muti-occupancy as long as the dwelling has a secondary means of escape , if not then fire proofing of the meter compartment is acceptable.

In your opening post you gave the impression you wanted to move the meter and nothing whatsoever regarding how many floors or the fact this was a multi-occupancy dwelling.

So which is it?
 
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Thanks Gas112, I thought hat would be the case. Each flat would need its own supply from the mains without any maintap before them. Extending an inlet for one individual flat is ok using two maintaps.

Wrong again, a property is only allowed one service entry.
 
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Thank you gas112. I was beginning to think I was the only sane person on this forum.

So your opening post suggests you want to relocate gas meter from under the stairs to the kitchen , then you go on to say you want to split the service pipe in order to feed two meters.

Please read what I wrote. I want to move the meter and that can be done. I just asked out of curiosity whether these days tee can be in the inlet to extend to another flat. That was clearly written.

I think there is a lot wrong with having a meter installed under a stairwell for obvious fire reasons. Like every other house, there is only one exit from upstairs, down the stairs.

It is not a multi-occupancy dwelling. Learn to read. It is easier that way.
 
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If it is only safety that you are concerned about there used to be a thermal cut off valve that was fitted onto the main ecv, i'm not sure wether that was only when the inlet was in compo, now that they are all anacondas you don't often see them which I think is bad because as you say a live flaming gas pipe under your stairs in not wanted, try your gas supplier they may fit one for you if they still have any.
 
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Thanks Gas112, I thought hat would be the case. Each flat would need its own supply from the mains without any maintap before them. Extending an inlet for one individual flat is ok using two maintaps.

Wrong again, a property is only allowed one service entry.

I never wrote that it should have two service entry points. You have a vivid imagination, which is common on this thread. :)
 
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If it is only safety that you are concerned about there used to be a thermal cut off valve that was fitted onto the main ecv, i'm not sure wether that was only when the inlet was in compo, now that they are all anacondas you don't often see them which I think is bad because as you say a live flaming gas pipe under your stairs in not wanted, try your gas supplier they may fit one for you if they still have any.

Thanks algas. It is safety I am concerned about, although the space the meter liberates under the stairs can be used for extra storage. As I can get the meter away from under the stairs I would think this thermal gas shut off valve is unnecessary. I have never seen one myself on a domestic gas supply. These valves are just a way of getting around the fact that a meter is in the wrong location to begin with regarding safety. Having meters at front doors and under stairs must be about the worst place for them. Once fire grabs hold in a house it does it very quickly. All exit points from the building must not be compromised, hence no gas or electricity near the front door or under the stairs.
 

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