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How easy is it to install gas in flat?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by msy2202, 23 May 2016.

  1. msy2202

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    Hi, I've recently made an offer on a ground floor flat which is part of a converted mid-terrace house. It is a newly refurbished 2 bed flat but only has electric heating and water, no gas. I would like to get gas installed for central heating and water (I would hire a professional to do this, I just want to see if it's feasible)

    The estate agent has said other flats nearby have gas so it shouldn't be a problem getting a connection.

    Since the flat is newly refurbished, I wouldn't want to damage the tiles, flooring etc too much. Would they be able to use existing pipes for the changing the water supply from the electric storage tank to a combi boiler? I assume it's easiest to have pipes for central heating to go on the wall instead of inside them although that would mean a lot of visible pipes.
     
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    Wind up time.

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    There's always a way. Better to get someone out to advise.
     
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    First thing you do is get a price off the supplier to bring it into your property and install a meter, telling you where it can go.
    Then you get 2 or 3 estimates from local RGIs for doing the domestic side of the installation, according to where the meter will be and where you want the boiler!
    Other than that, there is nothing else we can tell you!
     
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    Or, if you can wait a couple of months - the new "pipeless" water and gas systems are being released onto the market... "PI-FI" apparently, I'm really excited about it! Gonna revolutionise the industry.
     
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    They've had them for years in all the bathroom showrooms and catalogues.
     
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    Is that you Ban-all-sheds??
     
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    Check the lease to make sure you're allowed to have gas, and also check to see that, if gas is allowed, a combi boiler is allowed. Many flats don't allow combis as they tend to "rob" water from other flats on a shared water pipe, particularly for conversions.
     
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