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Discuss illegal to open case unless gsr at UK Plumbers Forums; can someone show me where it is written in law that it is illegal for a homeowner to remove the case of their own boiler unless they are gsr? not ...
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    can someone show me where it is written in law that it is illegal for a homeowner to remove the case of their own boiler unless they are gsr? not touching any gas parts just looking for leak in cold water supply.

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    The reasoning behind it is that on many boilers the case forms part of the combustion seal.

    As a consequence if you remove it you have no means to test to make sure it's been installed again properly
    IMPORTANT: Carbon Monoxide can be produced when ANY fuel is burnt, including oil, gas, wood and coal.


    GSR? Want gas safety or boiler repair advice? We will check out that you're genuine via the gas safe website, so please dont be offended when we ask for your details. DIYers, odd job people and have a go heroes need not apply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riley View Post
    The reasoning behind it is that on many boilers the case forms part of the combustion seal.

    As a consequence if you remove it you have no means to test to make sure it's been installed again properly
    Thanks that is a proper useful answer.

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    I'm not sure from typed wording if that's sarcasm or not but that is the reason it's pretty cut and dry
    IMPORTANT: Carbon Monoxide can be produced when ANY fuel is burnt, including oil, gas, wood and coal.


    GSR? Want gas safety or boiler repair advice? We will check out that you're genuine via the gas safe website, so please dont be offended when we ask for your details. DIYers, odd job people and have a go heroes need not apply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riley View Post
    I'm not sure from typed wording if that's sarcasm or not but that is the reason it's pretty cut and dry
    No definitely not sarcasm. It was a really useful answer because now I understand why which is better than just knowing the rule. Many thanks.

    I am a truth seeker and would never use sarcasm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riley View Post
    The reasoning behind it is that on many boilers the case forms part of the combustion seal.

    As a consequence if you remove it you have no means to test to make sure it's been installed again properly
    Riley, I dont suppose do you happen to know if that is the case for the greenstar 24/28i junior? No probs if not I'll ask my gas safety guy on his next visit.

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    Make it happen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonw View Post
    Riley, I dont suppose do you happen to know if that is the case for the greenstar 24/28i junior? No probs if not I'll ask my gas safety guy on his next visit.
    Yes it is as there's no secondary case for the gas parts
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    Please supply your Gas Safe / Oftec / Hetas Number, DIYers, odd job people and have a go heroes need not apply, and remember any fuel burning appliance can kill


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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaunCorbs View Post
    Yes it is as there's no secondary case for the gas parts
    Many thanks Shaun.

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    Yes that is a nice picture. Obviously I know working with gas is dangerous. Which is why I asked the question which was to yield a discussion to figure out what constitutes 'gas works' as apposed to plumbing. Riley's answer superbly and succinctly cut straight to what I needed to know. Your picture is clever, even funny but not actually very helpful.
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    OK that one actually is funny Thanks and point taken.

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