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    • samo8076
    • By samo8076 15th Mar 17, 10:18 AM
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    Covering an outside gas pipe, ideas?
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    • 15th Mar 17, 10:18 AM
    Covering an outside gas pipe, ideas? 15th Mar 17 at 10:18 AM
    Hi,

    I need to cover an outside gas pipe that goes to a gas fire. It is on the side of the property about waist height.

    Any ideas what i can use?

    Cheers
    Last edited by samo8076; 15-03-2017 at 11:18 AM.
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    • Shakin Steve
    • By Shakin Steve 15th Mar 17, 10:49 AM
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    What kind of pipe? (15/22mm copper?) Did you install it yourself?
    I came into this world with nothing and I've got most of it left.
    • samo8076
    • By samo8076 15th Mar 17, 10:57 AM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 10:57 AM
    What kind of pipe? (15/22mm copper?) Did you install it yourself?
    Originally posted by Shakin Steve
    yeah its copper. No it was already there when i purchased the property.
    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 15th Mar 17, 10:58 AM
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    We had to have a new piping, to comply with new regulations, when having our boiler replaced and the most cost effective means was having the run outside, instead of taking up the floor and removing tiles etc.


    I was concerned that the metal would be attractive to thieves (especially after some targeted the metal on a new build estate ), but it soon weathered and we don't even notice it now, as it's a similar colour, grey/blue, to the brickwork and some conduit piping carrying the power supply to the garage. (It's not waist height though; it's just above door height)
    • knightstyle
    • By knightstyle 15th Mar 17, 11:02 AM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 11:02 AM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 11:02 AM
    Why do you want to cover it?
    If for protection look at galvanised cable tray. If to look nice look at cable trunking.
    • booksurr
    • By booksurr 15th Mar 17, 11:06 AM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 11:06 AM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 11:06 AM
    cover it with waste pipe then it will truly be waste height

    please can you clarify what is your question? Are you asking if there are rules about the type of material you must use to cover a gas pipe or are you simply asking for cosmetic ideas on what you can do?
    • sparky130a
    • By sparky130a 15th Mar 17, 11:06 AM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 11:06 AM
    yeah its copper. No it was already there when i purchased the property.
    Originally posted by samo8076
    So simply lag it.
    • samo8076
    • By samo8076 15th Mar 17, 11:16 AM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 11:16 AM
    Thanks for the suggestions. I have just sold the property (well exchanged), and part of the survey revealed that as the pipe is at human height, it could be a risk to being knocked. As part of the buyers terms, they wanted me to get the pipe covered for when they complete the sale next week.

    So i just need to cover it as per agreement
    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 15th Mar 17, 11:20 AM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 11:20 AM
    Did they say what they wanted it covered with? If you've already exchanged, then a nice coat of bright yellow paint so it's really visible might do the trick.......

    Seriously, why as a purchaser would you leave this for a vendor to sort out unless there are very specific products mentioned to cover this with.
    • always_sunny
    • By always_sunny 15th Mar 17, 11:20 AM
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    Maybe some keen knitter can offer some help?
    Expat here with an EU passport.
    • sparky130a
    • By sparky130a 15th Mar 17, 11:27 AM
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    Thanks for the suggestions. I have just sold the property (well exchanged), and part of the survey revealed that as the pipe is at human height, it could be a risk to being knocked. As part of the buyers terms, they wanted me to get the pipe covered for when they complete the sale next week.

    So i just need to cover it as per agreement
    Originally posted by samo8076
    Who's height? 5"6 or 6"8?

    And you agreed to this term? Really?
    • samo8076
    • By samo8076 15th Mar 17, 11:31 AM
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    Who's height? 5"6 or 6"8?

    And you agreed to this term? Really?
    Originally posted by sparky130a
    average human height. Im 5ft6 and when i stand next to it, its at my waist height. And yes i did, its been a long horrid affair selling the property, so to get it over the line i agreed
    • samo8076
    • By samo8076 15th Mar 17, 11:33 AM
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    Did they say what they wanted it covered with? If you've already exchanged, then a nice coat of bright yellow paint so it's really visible might do the trick.......

    Seriously, why as a purchaser would you leave this for a vendor to sort out unless there are very specific products mentioned to cover this with.
    Originally posted by Slinky
    They have specified nothing in particular, just asked if i could cover it
    • spadoosh
    • By spadoosh 15th Mar 17, 11:37 AM
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    average human height. Im 5ft6 and when i stand next to it, its at my waist height. And yes i did, its been a long horrid affair selling the property, so to get it over the line i agreed
    Originally posted by samo8076
    Have you got long legs or short legs? You could have 4ft legs or 1 ft legs? Fancy agreeing to something that is easily sorted and will help push through the sale of your house, you crazy crazy person!!


    (id just screw two pieces of cls either side and screw ply over the top. Painted black)

    You'd think you had asked some complicated particle physics question.
    Don't be angry!
    • always_sunny
    • By always_sunny 15th Mar 17, 11:43 AM
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    They have specified nothing in particular, just asked if i could cover it
    Originally posted by samo8076
    If there's nothing in the contract, is there a legal requirement or building regulations to cover it?
    I would have thought it would be within the remit of the gas supplier to do it.

    You can get something to enclose gutter pipes, you could do something similar with the gas pipe. http://www.gutterspares.co.uk/rainwater-pipe-protector-2467-p.asp

    If you just have to cover it, it's very ambiguous. You could have one of those rubbery protection fitted (like those swimming pool noodles) and it is covered.
    Last edited by always_sunny; 15-03-2017 at 11:49 AM.
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    • martindow
    • By martindow 15th Mar 17, 12:50 PM
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    If it says to cover it without specifying what to use, you could buy some of this which is easy to just slip over the pipe

    http://www.screwfix.com/p/economy-pipe-insulation-15-x-13mm-x-1m/72357
    • samo8076
    • By samo8076 15th Mar 17, 1:49 PM
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    If it says to cover it without specifying what to use, you could buy some of this which is easy to just slip over the pipe

    http://www.screwfix.com/p/economy-pipe-insulation-15-x-13mm-x-1m/72357
    Originally posted by martindow
    Think i will just go for this.
    • vw100
    • By vw100 15th Mar 17, 3:55 PM
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    I think because it is a gas pipe, the covering being requested is more for a safety aspect. So the pipe does not get knocked into, or dislodged, damaged. So may take on the covering is some sort of covering to protect the pipe. But as nothing is clearly specified you may just get away with pipe insulation for couple of quid.
    • G_M
    • By G_M 15th Mar 17, 5:12 PM
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    If there is no contractual specification, I'd justput a paper bag or two over it.

    Totally ludicrous to expect the seller to do anything about this.
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