blanking off

Discussion in 'Plumbers' Talk' started by SHOCKING, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. SHOCKING

    SHOCKING New Member

    i need to cap off my gas supply to my fire which is
    coming out to be replaced with a electric one how much
    would i be looking at to get someone in to cut and cap the pipe 15mm size im in essex any advice welcome
    thanks shocking
     
  2. SHOCKING

    SHOCKING New Member

    anyone got any ideas shocking
     
  3. tomplum

    tomplum Active Member

    i would expect to pay not less than £50 from a reputable plumber.
     
  4. iceml

    iceml New Member

    if you are confident in doing it yourself just cut and cap it yourself piece of ****,i wouldn't pay corgi to do this.
     
  5. SHOCKING

    SHOCKING New Member

    if you are confident in doing it yourself just cut
    and cap it yourself piece of ****,i wouldn't pay
    corgi to do this.

    thanks iceml i did think of doing it myself as i have
    about 15 years plumbing exp im not a plumber ive just
    got the exp so i thought i would ask others to see what
    advice they had to give. thanks shocking
     
  6. dave the plumber

    dave the plumber New Member

    A corgi registered plumber can justify charging you around £60 to cap the gas to your fire depending on how far he has to travel to do it.

    I am a corgi registered no. 221091. I would charge you £50 if you were on my doorstep and £60 otherwise.

    Make sure a tightness test is done on your gas after capping.
     
  7. SHOCKING

    SHOCKING New Member

    thank you every one for your replys could i get away with
    just turning off the supply tap on the gas pipe to the
    heater or could it leak or is it best to cap it with a
    15mm compression cap and gas ptfe round the olive what i was going to do is remove the gas fire and the silver
    pipe to the isolating valve and leave it as that just making sure it is turned off.
    thanks shocking
     
  8. kimble

    kimble New Member

    thank you every one for your replys could i get away
    with
    just turning off the supply tap on the gas pipe to
    the
    heater or could it leak or is it best to cap it with
    a
    15mm compression cap and gas ptfe round the olive
    what i was going to do is remove the gas fire and the
    silver
    pipe to the isolating valve and leave it as that just
    making sure it is turned off.
    thanks shocking


    Don't do that mate, it's against the regs as a restrictor elbow is not an appropriate fitting (even though I keep seeing it) for capping off supply.

    You can do it the proper way.

    Turn off gas, attach temporary equipotential bond, remove and cap meter, cap incoming supply, then you need to cap off the fire supply pipe before the elbow with either a soldered cap end or compression cap end (no compression under boards or inaccessible)then the installation needs to be tested with a manometer for leaks, purged, all other appliances brought back on line

    Or you can do it the DIY/Water Systems way and turn off gas stick a compression on and squirt with fairy and f.uck the regs/safety

    Or better get a competent person in who has the knowledge/ proper gear to do it right

    I'm not saying you don't have the ability with pipework but your knowledge regarding safe working with gas is a little slim (re just turning off iso)
     
  9. Guest

    the installation needs to be tested with a manometer for leaks,

    If you don't have a manometer, check that the gas meter is not passing gas over a few hours, with all appliances off
     
  10. kimble

    kimble New Member

    the installation needs to be tested with a manometer
    for leaks,

    If you don't have a manometer, check that the gas
    meter is not passing gas over a few hours, with all
    appliances off

    And potentially fill your property with gas!!
    Good call
     
  11. Jimbo

    Jimbo Active Member

  12. SHOCKING

    SHOCKING New Member

    thank you everyone for your help ive had the gas capped
    off by an expert and it only cost five pounds.
    thanks shocking
     
  13. strappy

    strappy New Member

    thank you everyone for your help ive had the gas
    capped
    off by an expert and it only cost five pounds.
    thanks shocking
    did he miss a 0 of his invoice :)
     
  14. SHOCKING

    SHOCKING New Member

    did he miss a 0 of his invoice :)
    the 0 was in the pipe work, invoice what invoice :)
     
  15. plummit

    plummit New Member

    Just wondering how many people would check out tightness prior to carrying out any work?.
    This seems to have been over looked.
     
  16. smithp60

    smithp60 New Member

    Good call Plummit, Saves loads of arguments.
     
  17. Uncle_Whuppity

    Uncle_Whuppity New Member

    Many moons ago I always did soundness test(tightness) as norm ...once a good gas fitter always stays with you .. ;)
     
  18. SHOCKING

    SHOCKING New Member

    Just wondering how many people would check out
    tightness prior to carrying out any work?.
    This seems to have been over looked.

    no a tightness check was carried out first thats why
    i only paid a fiver you cant get much tighter then me.
    shocking
     
  19. Uncle_Whuppity

    Uncle_Whuppity New Member

    SHOCKING

    Well Done , my son ... good on your...

    where abouts you live ???
    , its just so when the UK News make a big Song/dance about your house gas explosion an death of you !!!.

    but your lovely wife an kids , an maybe next doors if terrace ...

    I can be an TV Gas adviser who knew you an advised against you doing this ...an get 100k intial shows ,25k news /media updates .....(shows after see my media agent )
    an maybe get on the Then "Celebrity Shows" ...

    SHOCKING

    Share The Love......thanks ;)
     
  20. SHOCKING

    SHOCKING New Member

    don't worry all the right checks were carried out by
    a corgi guy just he was working in someone else`s flat
    so i gave him a back hander and he works for a large
    company a nationwide company so i know i can trust him
     

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