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Exterior gas pipe price?!

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Dylan T, 20 Nov 2020.

  1. Dylan T

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    Hi all - I've had a plumber over who I needed to move a gas pipe for me due to a relocated gas meter. The gas pipe needs to be run outside alone the perimeter of the house for about 7 meters very low and then i'll eventually tile up and over it. Due to potential corrosion he said he'd need to get special coated copper pipe and has come back saying a min of 20m is available and it's £250 just for the pipe. Does that sound right - it sounds a hell of a lot - and can you not just wrap it or use plastic? I see many places sell wrapping tape so I was just hoping someone could help! Thanks
     
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  3. denso13

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    If it surface mounted and visible then normal copper is ok.

    Make sure any duct is ventilated.
     
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    Thanks so even if its just in sand (no concrete) it needs to be coated?
     
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    Yes, if it's buried it needs to be coated
     
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    I wonder if Tracpipe would be any good, (it can certainly be buried according to their websites) ... or maybe even that's what the installer was referring to - but, of course, Tracpipe comes in 5, 10 and 15 metre kits as well as longer roll lengths.

    I ran a length through my loft and it was easy to handle - and no joins. A Gas safe fella connected it.
     
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    22mm plastic coated copper.7m about £70
     
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    Thanks, where have you found that?
     
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    So is it actually going to be buried in sand and not "very low"? How are you going to tile up and over it if so?
     
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