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    • anniebea
    • By anniebea 18th Nov 17, 12:12 PM
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    Location of LPG Bottles
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    • 18th Nov 17, 12:12 PM
    Location of LPG Bottles 18th Nov 17 at 12:12 PM
    Please can anyone advise on where LPG bottled gas can be sited?. My neighbour has installed LPG central heating using bottled gas.


    The LPG bottles are located in their garden next to the fence that is the boundary between my garden and theirs. The whole set up doesn't look very stable, the pipe connection from the top of the bottles is attached to a wooden post and the connection pipe to the house runs along the fence at floor level for about 2ft before it disappears in to the ground.


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    • molerat
    • By molerat 18th Nov 17, 12:52 PM
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    • 18th Nov 17, 12:52 PM
    Bottles sited against a combustible fence is a no no. They must be secured to a wall and sat on either a concrete base or slabs bedded on mortar. I think they can be sited against your boundary provided it meets the regs - in England building regulations part j section 5. Maybe phone your local council building standards and check.
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    • anniebea
    • By anniebea 18th Nov 17, 3:37 PM
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    • 18th Nov 17, 3:37 PM
    Thanks very much for the information.


    The Fence is currently a wire fence which I want to replace with a wooden one but am concerned about the cylinder location. The regs seem to say that the cylinders have to be secured by straps and it does say located against a wall, neither of which apply.


    Ill check with building standards
    • molerat
    • By molerat 18th Nov 17, 4:11 PM
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    • 18th Nov 17, 4:11 PM
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    • 18th Nov 17, 4:11 PM
    Sorry, I assumed a wooden fence. I didn't think someone would be stupid enough to put them against a wire fence. Who actually installed the heating ? A gas safe registered person should never have done that or allowed it to be connected to an unsafe supply if the bottle site already existed.
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    • anniebea
    • By anniebea 18th Nov 17, 4:26 PM
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    • 18th Nov 17, 4:26 PM
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    • 18th Nov 17, 4:26 PM
    I wasn't there when it was done, but your comments worry me more The person who owns the house doesn't seem to be there very often of late either.


    As I planned to replace the wire fence I'm going to approach it as the guy who is doing the fence wont do it as the location of the gas bottles is an issue and see what response I get.


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    • anniebea
    • By anniebea 7th Jan 18, 10:14 PM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 10:14 PM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 10:14 PM
    Don't seem to have got a very positive response from the owner.


    The building regs mentioned above apply to England and I cant seem to follow if these are applicable in Wales as well.


    If they aren't does Wales have its own regulations?
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