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Guest bostonaire

we have a gas fire that we want to replace with an electric one.. the gas pipe that supplies the fire has a screw in it that when turned cuts off the gas........is this sufficient enough to just turn the screw to stop the gas flow and supply when we remove the gas fire or would the pipe need totally capping off .....

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I would get proper advice from a CORGI registered gas engineer rather than take the risk.

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Fitting and removing gas appliances present risks and dangers that are not always apparent.

Capping certainly will be necessary, but, with respect, the fact that you need to ask implies that the "competency" required by law to carry out such work may be lacking.

Although it costs money, I recommend you use a CORGI engineer.

 

If you are a tenant, there is no debate. The work MUST be carried out by a CORGI registered engineer.

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Guest bostonaire

no i own the property .ill get a gas fitter thanks guys

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Guest bostonaire

further more are there any corgi reg gas fitters here and how much will you charge for the above mentioned job?

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Guest bostonaire

anyone on here a corgi registered gas fitter?

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The screw that you describe will cut off the gas supply but this is only used nowadays when the fire is being serviced or replaced. The gas pipe does need to be capped properly not only for your own well being but also if the house then blew up through a gas explosion the insurance would be very unhappy if they discovered an uncapped gas pipe. It's a five minute procedure but should be done by a CORGI registered person, if you're not sure were to look if you can find an ad for a cooker installation person as capping off the pipe to a cooker is exactly the same.

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Guest bostonaire

ok thanks for that .....which we assumed.......so anyone/whose corgi registered here?

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Hi,

 

 

Have a look here

 

 

PM fnkyskny

 

He knows of a CORGI reg. fitter who helped me.

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Guest bostonaire

£40?????????? its a ten minute job!! are you sure???

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Hmm, I suspect there's a cowboy customer about.

 

Bear in mind that there are;

 

materials

insurance

the CORGI membership fees

the paperwork

the travelling time

the fuel to get to your house

etc....

 

Get my drift? I wouldn't bother doing anything for less than that.

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