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    • lesleypencil
    • By lesleypencil 10th Aug 18, 9:22 PM
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    Can I remove a disconnected fire myself?
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    • 10th Aug 18, 9:22 PM
    Can I remove a disconnected fire myself? 10th Aug 18 at 9:22 PM
    Hi all,


    I'm in the process of buying my first house
    I think the gas fire has been condemned at some point and is now disconnected. If it was still connected, I'd need to call a Gas Safe engineer, but this has already been cut off. Is it just as simple as unhooking it from a bracket? I'm looking to replace it with an electric fire.


    I would post a photo but apparrently I can't as a new user, fab.


    Thanks in advance!


    LP
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    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 10th Aug 18, 9:25 PM
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    This is the OP's picture link:

    https://imgur.com/a/DBNQ8ot

    Last edited by Cornucopia; 10-08-2018 at 9:48 PM.
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    • casper_g
    • By casper_g 10th Aug 18, 9:54 PM
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    Personally, I'd get a competent person to remove the gas pipe and confirm it's safe. Then I'd remove the gas fire myself (and probably that fireplace, TBH).
    • lesleypencil
    • By lesleypencil 10th Aug 18, 10:06 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 10:06 PM
    Thanks - and oh yes the fireplace will be going very shortly!
    • EssexExile
    • By EssexExile 10th Aug 18, 10:20 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 10:20 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 10:20 PM
    You can move the fire yourself.
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    • cajef
    • By cajef 11th Aug 18, 12:47 PM
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    • 11th Aug 18, 12:47 PM
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    Personally looking at the photo and assuming that the ugly painted copper pipe around the skirting and to the right in the fireplace is the gas supply I would have that removed completely by a gas safe engineer as well as removing the fire and fireplace.
    Last edited by cajef; 11-08-2018 at 12:49 PM.
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    • Pa Ja
    • By Pa Ja 11th Aug 18, 11:44 PM
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    • 11th Aug 18, 11:44 PM
    Probably is disconnected but to be sure get a gas engineer.
    Could there be a boiler behind there too?
    • PhilE
    • By PhilE 13th Aug 18, 1:59 PM
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    Have you considered the possible presence of asbestos? I'd get a gas engineer to look and comment before doing anything.
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