Capping Old Gas Pipe

Discussion in 'Plumbers' Talk' started by IIABDFI, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. IIABDFI

    IIABDFI Member

    I would like to cap an old outlet, currently terminated, in an isolation valve fitted with a stop plug.

    Where can I buy 1-off 1/2" BSP Stop Cap? (I presume that is what I need since the OD is approx 21mm in steel/iron pipe).

    How much do you think it would cost to get a competent person to do this competently?
     
  2. Dreadnaught Heating

    Dreadnaught Heating New Member

    How much do you think it would cost to get a competent person to do this competently?

    Whatever it costs would be lot less than your life and home is worth.

    I would suggest that a minimum of say, £50, plus VAT plus parts could be a starting price.....

    Of course if you live in Lunnon and call out Pimlico plumbers you can treble that. (and they want your Credit Card details before they send a geezer out)

    DH
     
  3. EXPERTGASMAN

    EXPERTGASMAN New Member

    Why?

    And why not just get the GF fitter to supply the bits?

    How much? £40 - £100, depending on fitter and location. Phone a couple and find out.
     
  4. IIABDFI

    IIABDFI Member

    It is Lunnon unfortunately.

    A few quid for a stop cap and a bit of PTFE tape and 5 mins time or 100-200 quid for a GF... no wonder people try and take short cuts.

    I'll see if I can find a Gas Safe friend of a friend and try to negotiate for beer.
     
  5. imran_

    imran_ New Member

    Obvious GAS PTFE tape ;)

    Why would a "friend of a friend" negotiate for a beer.....??? If you work in a bank can I come round for a free loan - no. It makes my blood turn to vapour it does...
     
  6. EXPERTGASMAN

    EXPERTGASMAN New Member

    100-200 quid for a GF... no wonder

    Where did you get the £100/200 from

    would like to cap an old outlet, currently terminated, in an isolation valve fitted with a stop plug

    Why do you want to do this? I'm intrigued
     
  7. IIABDFI

    IIABDFI Member

    Why do you want to do this? I'm intrigued

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    100 = 2x50. London weighting estimate!

    There is an old gas fire outlet sticking out of the floor; this is now disused but still connected. Need the outlet to disappear to allow furniture in the gap. The plan is to terminate under the floor boards so it does need a good seal/proper job.
     
  8. IIABDFI

    IIABDFI Member

    If you work in a bank can I come round
    for a free loan

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    If I did and I knew you... I would give you my best rate. I never said FREE.
     
  9. imran_

    imran_ New Member

    Fair enough... I ALWAYS give my friends my very best rates. In fact I give everyone my best rates - that's how fair I am!
     
  10. hibeealex

    hibeealex Member

    Of course it might well be rudundant,as they often are, so get the supplier to check (free usually) and if it is redundant then you can do it all yourself, as its just another bit if pipe then.
     

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