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Gas Fire Removal

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by John_ON, 1 Jul 2010.

  1. John_ON

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    Hi Guys,

    I'm a retired time-served spark but am respectful of gas!

    I want to swap a Valor Model 473 with something electric similar in appearance.

    All I need is the gas fire disconnecting and the restrictor/isolation valve (not sure which) plugging and making safe. I can remove the fire and do the brickwork myself.

    I'd expect it to be a couple of minutes job but, as I say, each to their own. So, what sort of cost do you think would be fair for a local Gas Safe guy? North West of England.

    Thanks,

    John.
     
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    You can do the brickwork,but would need a gas safe engineer to disconnect fire and he would have to carry out some gas tests.
     
  4. adlplumbing

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    tell us where you live and i will give you a quote
    as live bolton and would need to make up my fuel cost if you can`t get some one local
     
  5. John_ON

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    Thanks. I'm on the Wirral so I'll try to find someone local first. It wouldn't really make sense with your fuel and tunnel costs but I'll bookmark your post in case I get stuck :)


    John.
     
  6. Red_Man

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    £30-40 on the Wirral
     
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    I live on the wirral, I charge £65 pounds to disconnect and cap a gas fire off and test. watch who you get round here tho.
     
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    what are u sniffing? £30 quid?? that is the reason my trade has gone to the dogs.
     
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    Make sure that the full length of pipe is removed from under the floor, in the room, and not just plugged at the restrictor elbow.

    You might see a 15mm pipe coming from the 22mm pipe by the gas meter, if its under the stairs. If so, the guy will test the installation for tightness, cap off the 15mm and test again, probably using leak detection fluid on the compression joint :rolleyes: or remove the meter, cut out the tee and slot a new length in, then test again.
    £60 would be fair for that, but no more.

    Should you have any work done later down the line, and you leave some body in your house working...... drained down the heating system..... turned off the stopcock..... drained the water from the tanks in the roof..... It must be safe to cut that pipe!!? Ooops, remember the old gas pipe that was left there...? Should have removed that properly, your honour! :LOL:
     
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    You mean its the reason you're not over-charging people.

    You have your prices, we have ours.

    Shut your ****ing mouth.
     
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    30 quid for a simple job that takes minutes and the guy KNOWS the area yep sounds reasonable .HE will fit it in amongst his daily work as opposed to 65 quid where the guy makes it his days work
     
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    Trades gone to the dogs
     
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    like i said the trade is ****ed because all you back door merchents are draging the price down, bet your the type who "will beat any like for like quote" even if your working for **** all
     
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    have to agree, why rip someone off for whats most probably no more than 30 mins work.
     
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    if it was in my area, and i could go via another job on the way home etc, then £30 sounds very fair, not sure i would rip the whole pipe out, but it would be capped properly and some "gas" adhesive sticker put on it to identify as gas, if anyone disconnects in the future it is there responsibility to check what it is,
     
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    Had a fire removed in Doncaster. Man removed fire and capped the supply. The 10mm pipe ran out the back, then down into the concrete fire bottom, and forwards under the fire, then down into the concrete floor. As it turned down, the 15mm pipe began, and he capped it here. Did a couple of tests on the boiler and hob with some wooden instrument. Filled in a safety check report, cost £40.
     
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