Gas Engineer left a gas leak.

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So had a problem with my dual fuel cooker - called the cooker company who arranged a visit by the engineer as it was under extended warranty.

The door on my oven was not shutting properly. Anyway the Engineer turned up and said sure needs a part and then checked the rest of the cooker. He said as the glass lid wasn't turning off the gas to the stove it was unsafe so disconnected the cooker. So in doing so he has to go and check the gas meter to check if the cooker has been disconnected properly.

Anyway he says all been disconnected fine and the cooker will repaired next week when he gets parts.

So about half an hour later I smell some gas. I follow it to the gas meter and it seems that gas is leaking from the little test valve / screw. I immediately call the cooker company and they get the engineer to call back and he comes back about an hour later.

He agrees and tries to tighten the screw/valve but the gas is still escaping so he calls Transco. Transco to their credit come out within 20 minutes and the guys says he will replace the meter as its safer than trying to just fix the valve.

So what should I do re the Cooker company and the engineer?
 
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did he spray leak detector fluid on the test point after doing it up? If so, then there's no complaint, if not, he's been negligent and should be reported for missing a basic safety check.
 
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did he spray leak detector fluid on the test point after doing it up? If so, then there's no complaint, if not, he's been negligent and should be reported for missing a basic safety check.

I'm not sure he did that before he left. I didn't watch him work.

He did use the spray after he came back which confirmed the leak straight away.
 
Well he's going to call back next week. I did inform the cooker company. I take it they will deal with it.

I'm not looking for anything other than I hope he doesn't make this mistake again.
 
I'm not sure he did that before he left. I didn't watch him work.

He did use the spray after he came back which confirmed the leak straight away.

Exactly what was leaking? Did a job recently with another forum member and needed to get the meter changed as the test point was leaking.

Some leaks do not show up with LDF, so please OP careful when reading posts from armchair posters thinking they're experts.
 
Exactly what was leaking? Did a job recently with another forum member and needed to get the meter changed as the test point was leaking.

Some leaks do not show up with LDF, so please OP careful when reading posts from armchair posters thinking they're experts.

Gas was leaking from the test valve/ nipple. Don't know the exact name but it's the part of the gas meter you attach your gas test guage.
 
If Transco (or whoever) changed the meter, that implies that the connection between the nipple body and meter was leaking, rather than the screw. much easier for LDf to miss. Also the female part of the assembly can split - notorious for not showing on a LDF check
 
If Transco (or whoever) changed the meter, that implies that the connection between the nipple body and meter was leaking, rather than the screw. much easier for LDf to miss. Also the female part of the assembly can split - notorious for not showing on a LDF check

Especially when previous grid “operative” has bodged test nipple tapping with fudging paste :rolleyes:
 

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