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Moving a gas meter (Where to put it)

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by trevorbayliss, 8 Jun 2021.

  1. trevorbayliss

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    I have contacted northern gas networks and will wait for their email reply about getting the ball rolling for moving this meter.

    From the photos, do you think i could put the meter in the hallway. The pipework gas feed in steel can be seen going up the wall into the floor of my flat above. The other photos show how this pipe work moves until it arrives at the meter.

    The area where the meter is now will be a bathroom so i need it moving.

    Could the meter sit in the hall next to the 2 water meters. It would also sit next to my downstairs neighbours front door.
     

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    I looked into moving mine but postponed it due to cost/benefit.
    However, if you gonna pay- can you move it outdoors on a wall?
     
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    Don't quote me on this, but the National Grid Guy who came out to change the ECV on my supply said the rules now dont permit pipework inside the property that cannot be isolated, so NGN may insist if you're moving it, it goes outside the property.
     
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    A mate of mine paid an old skool plumber to move his gas meter from under the stairs to a box outside. I was working there doing the tiling.

    The house was unoccupied at the time. The plumber would turn up, unwind the cast iron piping, one section at a time, then cap it and eventually work his way backwards.

    Yeah it was illegal but cheaper.

    I was also there the day the guy turned up to move the electricity supply to a box outside. He was a nice fellow. he told me that he used to work for <insert name of company> but got sacked when they discovered that he was moon lighting at weekends and moving meters. He is now fully employed doing what he did before but now it is cash in hand.

    That was about 4 years ago AFAIK, no one has ever asked why they can read both meters from outside the property.
     
  6. trevorbayliss

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    Thanks for replies

    I am sending off a diagram and form tonight.

    It sounds like I am going to have to pay lots to get this moved, but it can’t stay where it currently is.

    If it went outside, what happens to the other 2 meters in the respective flats?

    it is conservation as well and I don’t think we can set the boxes outside at the front.
     
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    This type of semi concealed meter box was acceptable for the supply my Grade II Listed building.


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    Might be cheaper to just move the whole house :)
     
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    Apply for a grant for an ASHP.
    They'll let you put that outside...

    2035 Net Zero.
     
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    Thats fine as long as he was cheaper, not just illegal but downright crazy and dangerous, hope they are both in jail now where they belong
     
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    Why was it dangerous?

    Sorry, I am not being intentionally combative but wouldn't the gas supplier had done the same thing? It's not like their is a stopcock in the street that they turn off first.

    The same customer had the consumer unit moved from the back of the house to the exterior of the porch. He paid cash for a guy who used to do it on the books for the local energy supplier. The guy was telling me that he got sacked because they discovered that the was doing cash in hand jobs. Now he only does cash in hand jobs. He is breaking the law but does his job in exactly the same way that he did when he was legally employed.

    I am not recommending that people break the law, but I don't see why it is dangerous if done by someone qualified.
     
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    My mate got his wife to hold her thumb over the gas pipe when he moved his meter!
     
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    I recall working in a house years ago. I was there painting a wardrobe. The dodgy builders told me not to smoke for the next 30 minutes. I guessed that they were about to move the gas meter, I could smell the gas. I resisted the temptation to use my power tools to prove that they were incompetent.

    The same guys had the habit of pulling the toilet pan forward by a couple of inches and not telling anyone. I went for a pee one day and had to apologise to the customer for the fact that the floor was now a swimming pool (once I flushed). She shrugged and said the same had happened to her the day before...
     
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    We aint biting lad, sorry but you are a tit , think most of us have sussed you
     
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    When it is plastic pipe the approved and safe method is to use a squeeze off tool

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    How on earth have you concluded that? And what do you mean by "most of us have sussed you"?

    Feel free to look through my previous posts. If you still think I am a tit, then, fair enough, that is your prerogative. If you have any balls or integrity then call me out on any of my previous posts and I will respond accordingly.

    If either of the two examples that I cited were indeed extremely dangerous than please tell me me, and others, how the accredited agents would have moved the supplies. For the record I am not suggesting, or advocating using illegal means.
     
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