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Ventilation of room with gas joints

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by noobdiyer, 21 Nov 2016.

  1. noobdiyer

    noobdiyer

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    Hi all,

    We have had some site work done where the gas engineer didn't leave enough Tracpipe to get to the meters on 2 out of the 7 flat connections. Luckily the others were jointed in the ventilated part of the room.

    The meter room is split in half with electric meters on the right and gas meters on the left. The electric and gas are separated by a FD30 door and partition. The Tracpipe all comes into the room from the electric side (see attached picture).

    Am I correct in assuming that the currently un-vented wall needs to be vented due to the 2 joints/couplings in that area, and if so, would it be 2%+ of floor area figure we need to achieve?

    Thanks!
     

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    Trac pipe shouldn't be jointed.
     
  4. noobdiyer

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    Apologies if I got the terminology wrong.

    Yes, Tracpipe should be a single pipe from meter to boiler. What he has done is used a Tracpipe coupler along with their yellow tape more Tracpipe to extend where he came short.

    Hope that makes sense?
     
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