Capped gas pipe under fireplace

Discussion in 'Engineers' Talk' started by James1909, Nov 24, 2022.

  1. James1909

    James1909 New Member

    Hi all,
    I’ve had my old gas fireplace removed and had it capped by a gas safe engineer. They’ve used a solder cap, but the location that they’ve cut it back to seems close to where my open fire would be.

    They said if I cement around it, it will be fine. I have bought fire cement to go over it and when it’s level the gas pipe will be around 6 inches below the cement/ base of the fire place.

    Just wondering your thoughts on this as I’m still not convinced it’s far enough away. Photos are included.
    Many Thanks

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  2. luna19

    luna19 New Member

    Cant you trace gas pipe back and cap of at source
  3. Mike83

    Mike83 Screwfix Select

    It will be fine if under finished surface level.
    But if the pipe is sitting in the concrete/cement and isn’t sleeved that may become an issue at some point.
  4. qwas123

    qwas123 Screwfix Select

    Thats not (Regs. I think) or safe in the long run - ie the next householder etc. would be ignorant of what was down there.
    Dead legs with abandoned live gas are considered an elevated risk by H&S.
    Your gas pipe needs tracing back to the branch-off the gas mains or meter and capping or plugging at the branch.
    If you have a suspended floor tracing will be easier than a solid floor but thats for the GasSafe to worry about.
    James1909 likes this.

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