Gas Work Question

Installation of a gas meter

I have moved in to a new house 2 mnths ago and in the process of having Central Heating installed. The house currently has no gas meter but does have a mains gas pipe fed in to the house. The main gas pipe connected is in a small cupbaord inside the old garage where the electrical consumer board is, we have had British Gas out to fit the meter but they have advised that the cupboard is to small for the meter, but gave us no infromation as to how big the cupboard needs to be etc.

After doing some reasearch i found that the meter needs to have a clear space of 1 ft around it is this true ?

I am now thinking of have the cupboard made longer to fit the gas meter but this means that the meter will have to be slightly lower that the connector on the mains gas pipe, is this going to prove to be a problem or can the gas supplier when fitting the meter use one of those flexi type hoses (sorry don't know the correct name for the pipe) to connent the meter to the pip ?

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The plastic on the wall boxes made for the purpose of housing a meter are quite small and would not have 1 ft of clearance so i doubt that is the problem ,more likely tho close proximity of the electrics, so i should check that first.

Answered 24th Jan 2012

sovereign plumbing and heating

Member since 23 Nov 2011

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