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    • sam1970
    • By sam1970 10th Mar 18, 3:09 PM
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    Industrial gas meter in a residential property!
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    • 10th Mar 18, 3:09 PM
    Industrial gas meter in a residential property! 10th Mar 18 at 3:09 PM
    We just had a house renovation and the gas engineer who fitted the new boiler said that our gas meter is very big and is actually industrial. He thinks there may have been a business running from the property many years ago. He suggested that we may be paying un-necessarily large standing charge payments because of that. He thinks our supplier should be able to change the meter for free if we ask them. Is that true? any advice please?
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    • Robin9
    • By Robin9 10th Mar 18, 3:34 PM
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    Ring them and ask - firstly to confirm your tariff.

    If it is an industrial type then the pipework may be too big to change for a domestic type of meter.
    Never pay on an estimated bill
    • House Martin
    • By House Martin 10th Mar 18, 7:10 PM
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    I ve seen thousands of larger gas meters in residential properties. Some of the larger houses in new estates all have medium sized gas meters ( G5 or U 65 ) . It will not make any difference to the price of the units used..Gas will come through at the correct pressure as the smaller meters
    Former businesses like chip shops or pubs which have closed down may well keep the old set-up.
    So long as the property is now on residential rates and the standing charges are not increased then there should be no problem.
    Small business standing charges can be very high
    • MeterMan
    • By MeterMan 11th Mar 18, 8:37 AM
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    I ve seen thousands of larger gas meters in residential properties. Some of the larger houses in new estates all have medium sized gas meters ( G5 or U 65 ) . It will not make any difference to the price of the units used..Gas will come through at the correct pressure as the smaller meters
    Former businesses like chip shops or pubs which have closed down may well keep the old set-up.
    So long as the property is now on residential rates and the standing charges are not increased then there should be no problem.
    Small business standing charges can be very high
    Originally posted by House Martin
    Do you just make things up? a U65 is a huge meter and there isn't a G5 meter. There is a G4 which along with an E6, makes up the majority of domestic meters in the country.

    To the op, as has been suggested. Look at your standing charge on your bill, if its around 26p a day, then you won't be getting charged more for having a meter of that size.
    Last edited by MeterMan; 11-03-2018 at 8:41 AM.
    • C_Mababejive
    • By C_Mababejive 12th Mar 18, 8:11 PM
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    It would be a big house that would have a U65 meter. That is to say, its capable of flowing 65m3/hr..
    Feudal Britain needs land reform. 70% of the land is "owned" by 1 % of the population and at least 50% is unregistered (inherited by landed gentry). Thats why your slave box costs so much..
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