Fire smells of gas


Postby lear242 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:20 pm

I have a Flavell fire that is now 18 months old. Since installation there has been a smell of gas around the control valve swtch. Flavell could not identify the problem but replaced the valve after around 5 months however the smell has persisted.

The fire has just been serviced again and again the Engineer could not find the source of the gas smell.

Any ideas what may be the cause before I tackle Flavell again

Thanks
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Postby Perry525 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 3:01 pm

Did the enginner do a pressure test?
And what was the result?
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Postby lear242 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:51 pm

Pressure test carried out and measured 20mb
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Postby DEEARR2 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:15 pm

You say the engineer could not find the source of the gas escape and presumably left gas escaping into the premises. I would have doubts about this engineers credibility. Did you confirm he was registered. If he proved to be then the Gas Safe Register should be informed of this situation. If he was not registered then he should not have been allowed to go near the appliance in the first place.
You are advised to isolate the appliance untill the leak has been identified and repaired.
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Postby ktitley » Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:20 pm

if there was no pressure loss during the soundness test then u dont av a gas leak
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Postby ktitley » Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:22 pm

if there was no pressure loss during the soundness test then u dont av a gas leak
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Postby htg engineer » Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:27 pm

ktitley - they mightn't have a gas leak on the meter, and pipework up to the appliances. But carrying out a tightness test does not test the appliances after the control valve - so you cannot say they do not have a leak.

If I went to a job with a gas leak, yes you do a tightness test, but you have to check the appliance thoroughly too.


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Postby ktitley » Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:54 pm

yes true but then they would only get a smell when the appliance is on which isnt specified
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Postby htg engineer » Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:18 pm

Well it doesn't state either way.

Can lear242 clarify when the smell of gas is present ? with fire on or off ?


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