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    • sam1970
    • By sam1970 5th Jul 17, 9:38 PM
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    Moving gas meter !
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    Moving gas meter ! 5th Jul 17 at 9:38 PM
    We are in the middle of a house renovation and our builder suggested that we move the gas meter from the kitchen to the garden. He will get a gas safe engineer to do the job. Can we do that? I read some where that it is illegal to move gas meter yourself but that was in an old internet thread. Has things changed? My builder says he has done many times without a problem as all work is certified.
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    • Doozergirl
    • By Doozergirl 5th Jul 17, 10:14 PM
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    No, they cannot move the meter It's against the law. I suspect the gas safe engineer will tell the builder that too.

    Usually your own engineer has to be there with the one from either your supplier or the transporter, depending on how far you are moving it.

    It isn't cheap, but contact your supplier in the first instance and I'm sure they'll guide you in the right direction.
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    • By beaker141 5th Jul 17, 11:14 PM
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    I had mine moved, just over a 1m distance, pretty easy job, cost £504 with National Grid. Changed meter from a standard to semi submerged box type.
    • southcoastrgi
    • By southcoastrgi 6th Jul 17, 11:30 PM
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    • 6th Jul 17, 11:30 PM
    Phone whoever you pay for your gas, they will move the supply your builders RGI will reconnect the pipe from the meter to your existing pipework in the house, but it might not be cheap & don't expect it done very quickly
    I'm only here while I wait for Corrie to start.

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