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Move gas meter a few centimetres away from wall

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by zanc, 3 Feb 2016.

  1. zanc

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    I am about to fit some external wall insulation and the gas meter is attached to the wall that is to be insulated. The fitters will insulate around the meter, but this will mean there will be a cold spot where the meter is. Would moving the meter a few centimetres from the wall to fit insulation behind the meter be a costly exercise. I see that if the meter is moved less than 1m I should contact a gas safe engineer rather than National Grid.
     
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    Just call whoever services your boiler.
     
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    What sort of insulation are you using if it only needs to move a few cm? external wall insulation is usually reasonably thick and then its coated over afterwards to seal it before roughcasting.
     
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    The insulation will be 100mm of EPS. That means the meter should be moved 100mm from wall using the same insulation. However I was considering the possibility of using more effective patch of insulation such as vacuum insulation panels behind the meter. This would mean I could reduce the distance from the wall to around 10mm.
     
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    the gas main into the box is the sticking point, if is a mdpe main then dig down and see if theres enough movement to move it forward. if so it should be able to be done by a gas safe engineer with a meters qualification. if the main needs altering then you will need to contact your supplier really.
     
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