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    • ST1991
    • By ST1991 10th Mar 17, 4:38 PM
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    Can you cover an exterior gas meter box?
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    • 10th Mar 17, 4:38 PM
    Can you cover an exterior gas meter box? 10th Mar 17 at 4:38 PM
    Sorry if this is a stupid question.
    I have seen threads about moving a gas meter, but not covering.

    Can it be covered? Do i need permission from anyone to do so?

    It is right next to the front door, and the white plastic has gone really grotty. I'm thinking about building something out of wood with a door on the front that will simply fit over the existing box, and it can still be accessed for meter readings.

    Again... sorry if this is a stupid question, but if we could cover them why doesn't everyone do that? It is so ugly
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    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 10th Mar 17, 4:53 PM
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    Mine is outside in my garden, remote from my house and covered in a simple home made wooden box.

    The meter was replaced a year ago and the workman put the old wooden box back over the new meter so I assume that there is no problem with it.
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    • andrewf75
    • By andrewf75 10th Mar 17, 5:14 PM
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    Couldn’t you just put a tub of trailing plants on top? Seems a bit of an effort to construct a box to cover a box
    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 10th Mar 17, 5:20 PM
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    • 10th Mar 17, 5:20 PM
    Couldn’t you just put a tub of trailing plants on top? Seems a bit of an effort to construct a box to cover a box
    Originally posted by andrewf75
    Mines only about 70mm deep and slopes down, but you're welcome to have a go.
    • amibovvered
    • By amibovvered 10th Mar 17, 5:21 PM
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    • 10th Mar 17, 5:21 PM
    You could buy a new box - mine got damaged a couple of years ago and I bought a replacement from a local builders merchant for about £25, it would be exactly the right size rather than trying to build one to fit.
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    • Aylesbury Duck
    • By Aylesbury Duck 10th Mar 17, 5:24 PM
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    • 10th Mar 17, 5:24 PM
    I cleaned mine and painted it the same colour as my front door because it was just inside the porch.
    • phill99
    • By phill99 10th Mar 17, 5:44 PM
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    Screwfix, B & Q, Toolstation all sell them. Easy to fit.
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    • 27cool
    • By 27cool 10th Mar 17, 6:19 PM
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    • 10th Mar 17, 6:19 PM
    Mine has been painted for many years. Just ordinary gloss paint. The only reason for repainting it is because the colour has faded. Nothing at all wrong with the paint surface itself.
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 10th Mar 17, 9:21 PM
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    • 10th Mar 17, 9:21 PM
    Replacement doors and overboxes/frames from meterboxes
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