What is a semi concealed gas meter?
Semi-concealed gas meters are usually found outside, and the sloped lid is usually brown. When you open the lid, the meter inside may be partially below ground level. Engineers need specialist equipment to replace semi-concealed meters.
Can I replace my own gas meter box?
Gas meter boxes can either be installed by the property owner or the supplier. Once installed the meter box is under the responsibility of the property owner for its maintenance.” Electric meter boxes: Similar to gas meter boxes, electric meter box maintenance falls under the responsibility of the homeowner.
How low does a gas pipe have to be buried?
A gas main should normally be laid with a minimum depth of cover of 750 mm in a road or verge and 600 mm in a footpath. A gas service pipe should normally be laid with a minimum depth of cover of 375 mm in private ground and 450 mm in footpaths and highways.
Can you drill a gas meter box?
There should NEVER be holes drilled into a built in meter box. Should there ever be any leakage of gas from the fittings within the box, the gas could get through the holes and into the cavity of the house this could then go undetected by the householder and lead to potentially disastrous consequences.
Should a gas meter be boxed in?
Where a gas meter is required and in an external location, a meter housing (also known as a box or kiosk) is required. This is for two primary reasons, to protect the gas meter from the weather and to help secure it from being tampered with or damaged.
Does a gas meter have to be boxed in?
The gas meter should be in a vented enclosure if you box that in. For the electrics, just build a box round it, but make sure you leave room for any future works or maintenance on the existing gear.
How do you replace a broken gas meter box?
How to Replace a Gas Meter Box Door
- Step 1: Acquire a replacement gas meter box door.
- Step 2: Remove the damaged gas meter box door.
- Step 3: Fit in the new, replacement gas meter box door.
- Step 4: Close the new gas meter box door.
How often should a gas meter be changed?
10 to 25 years
How often should gas meters be replaced? This all depends on the type of gas meter you have, but it can range from 10 to 25 years. Your energy supplier should send you a letter informing you that your meter will need to be upgraded to a more modern model.
How deep in the ground should a gas line be?
Exterior piping may be either buried or installed aboveground and shall be well supported and protected against mechanical damage. Underground piping shall be buried not less than 18 inches below the surface of the ground unless otherwise protected.
Can I run a gas pipe underground?
Yes you can as long as the gas pipe is buried at least 325mm underground.
Who is responsible for external gas meter boxes?
Gas meter boxes can be installed by the homeowner before the supplier installs the supply, or the gas supplier might install the meter box through some agreement with the consumer. However, once the meter box is installed it appears that the consumer (usually the property owner) is responsible for its maintenance.
Do you need a lintel over a meter box?
A buildings weight is supported on the inside layer of masonary and as a Meter box only protrudes in to the outside layer then no lintel is needed.
Is it illegal to have a gas meter inside?
Can a gas meter be installed inside? A gas meter can be located inside a property if the building is next to a footpath (no external yard or garden), however, this is subject to a low-pressure gas connection being available.
Does my gas meter need replacing?
Every gas meter has a period of certification, which is essentially a ‘best before’ date. After this period, it is recommended that your meter is replaced, even if it isn’t faulty. Different meter types have different certification periods, this can range from anywhere between 10 and 20 years.
Who can legally remove a gas meter?
If you want to remove a domestic meter, we would advise contacting your gas supplier if the meter is their property. Following this, your supplier will: Remove and cap the service. Remove the meter from your property.