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Plastering over gas pipe old fireplace

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by andusbeckus, 19 Sep 2020.

  1. andusbeckus

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    EEF386B4-42D3-4002-9A5B-CE5903B7A81B.jpeg I recently removed my electric fireplace and we want to plaster over the hole that is left but there is a gas pipe that was put in when the house was built but never used.

    Can the pipe be left where it is or does it need to be removed?
     
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    You really want to have the gas pipe traced back and capped at the branch point. Not best practice to leave an unused live gas line like that in situ.
     
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    As Madrab says, that gas pipe should be capped off where it tees off the main distribution pipe, or better still the tee removed altogether
     
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    Thanks for the replies, spoke to a British Gas engineer yesterday as he worked at my neighbours and he said it was fine. I would rather try to locate the other end tho to be safe having thought about it.
     
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    As far as the pipe is concerned then he's right, there's nothing actually wrong with it ..... buuuuuuuuut (and it's a big but) ..... best practice and safety dictates that you never leave a live gas pipe, capped off or otherwise, hidden behind anything and a BG engineer should be advising that IMO.

    If that chimney's open then you should be taking care of that spur socket too
     
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    Got to love that people still think that because a so called engineer works for british gas, that they know anything about anything, some do, most dont, they are great at filling in shoite on their laptop though
     
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    They only have the same training as any other gas person.They are not the "gas police"" like they think.
     
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