Gas meter box


Postby gracesegar » Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:48 pm

we're having our garage converted and our gas meter is inside the garage, we want to move it to the outside above our electric meter, other people on our close have managed it.

Problem is nation grid dont do the build in meter box, it has to fitted by a professional before thhey will change the meter over, problem is i dont know what type of professional? A gas man or a builder? (sorry if this seems daft)

any help would be good, think its going to cost a lot to move it!!
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Postby stoneyboy » Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:11 pm

gracesegar,
Fitting the box is not a problem - no special skills are required. Connecting the pipework from the box needs a RGI.
Connecting the gas into the box and fitting the meter will probably involve 3 teams from the gas supplier. You'll probably need to take out a mortgage.
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Postby Steve the gas » Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:09 am

Hi,

A builder can fit you an inset box, then gas person to pipe to it and connect up. The RGI will need to have MET1 as an element, if the meter is a U6/G4.

Hth
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Postby mellorhouse » Sun Jan 18, 2009 5:10 pm

Read your details, just a word of advice.

Better off calling national grid to get them to re locate it for you, secondly try and NOT re locate the gas meter/Electric meter right next to an ajoining neighbour, as we have just found out ourselves that the bricks and mortar insurance on our house is invalid as next door have put their gas meter right on the border line of our house udnerneath our bay and if ever their is a serious leek and it goes up, our insurance is void and our house will never be rebuilt - we are in the process of trying to get it relcoated from the border line ,or Next doors insurance have to prove to us that we are also covered by their insurance. So the bricks and mortar insurance we have been paying for the last five years has been void. We are also looking into claiming our insurance money back from the neighbours. why the neighbours have done that is beyond me as our houses are 25 ft wide, normally people with the right decency put it by their front door. I am only telling you this so you yourselves dod not encounter a claim against yourselves.

Best of luck

[quote="gracesegar"]we're having our garage converted and our gas meter is inside the garage, we want to move it to the outside above our electric meter, other people on our close have managed it.

Problem is nation grid dont do the build in meter box, it has to fitted by a professional before thhey will change the meter over, problem is i dont know what type of professional? A gas man or a builder? (sorry if this seems daft)

any help would be good, think its going to cost a lot to move it!![/quote] :lol:
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Postby swidders » Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:50 am

On site last year we had to install and exterior gas box.

These can be bought easily (£40-£50) and are screwed to the wall. Transco (now National Grid) were very helpful on the phone and willing to give advice about placements amd pipe runs and it's worth talking to them since a builder will not be entirely up to date with current requirements.

If it's anything like water works, you should also be aware that they may want you to dig a hole for them - assuming you don't want the current pipe left inside and just extended to the new box/meter - since it's on your land. In which case, you will need to know the specifications for this!

In our case, the initial call was followed up about 5 weeks later by a bloke coming to check that we had done as was advised on the phone, which took him 10 seconds. 3 weeks later 4 blokes, 3 vans, 2 shovels and the wrong connector part turned up (luckily someone else had this 15 miles away). It took them 1 hour to do their bit, which seemed to involve using their mobile phones a lot and arguing with the neighbours about parking arrangements. 2 weeks later a very nice man with a suit came to connect up the new meter - took him under 30 mins, even though he spent most of his time on his mobile too!

You need to speak to them and get the ball rolling - from my limited experience, they don't organise appointments quickly, can be fickle, and the pound will continue to decline against the euro although their fees will increase!
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Postby stoneyboy » Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:10 pm

swidders,
I think it would be useful if you could publish how much Transco charged you.
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