Gas supply pipe.

Discussion in 'Plumbers' Talk' started by plasterer69, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. plasterer69

    plasterer69 New Member

    Hi guys,
    Installing a new gas supply, can I bury the new gas pipe in the concrete floor? The boiler is on the opposite side of the house to yhe new gas meter.
  2. meady

    meady Member

    Yeh you can just make sure the pipe if copper is protected from the concrete or it will get eaten
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  3. Dave does Gas

    Dave does Gas Active Member

    Yep as Meady says it cannot come into contact with the concrete as there will be a chemical reaction and the pipe will eventually decay. The best you can use is plastic coated copper tube and special tape for the joints. The old way was black iron which is hard work to fit. A newer product is a continuos tube know as trackpipe. Google it for more info.
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  4. Quite a few regs (there always is) when burying pipework (depths, types of joint you can/cannot use, type of protection etc) so it would be a good idea to get someone in who knows what they are doing so that you get the job right. It could be a really expensive rework if it is wrong...
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  5. itchyspanner

    itchyspanner Member

    your gas safe installer can advise you of the best routing of the pipework. steel would be best, or trac pipe.
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  6. meady

    meady Member

    Or you can get soft copper on 20m rolls, that's what we always use, brilliant stuff, where bouts are you located, someone may be able to help you out.
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  7. plasterer69

    plasterer69 New Member

    Thanks for the advice guys. Sorted!
    Great forum. :)
  8. diymostthings

    diymostthings Active Member

    Yes that's OK but the copper must not contact the concrete. Cheapest way is to use "Denso" tape around the pipe. A bit messy but works very well.

    diymostthings
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