Discuss anaconda in the Gas Safe Register Forum - Public Forum at Plumbers Forums; went to a job today were they meter was fairly new, all fixed in with the anti tamper bracket ecv side fine but other side coming of the meter to ...
went to a job today were they meter was fairly new, all fixed in with the anti tamper bracket ecv side fine but other side coming of the meter to pipework was anaconda pipe or meter pipe i thought that wasnt allowed but been done by transco or meter people so what do ye do replace it to cover yourself or leave it as been done by them,gunner ring gas safe to check tomoz
You arent allowed to use them on the outlet as installation pipework should be rigid (with the odd exception). Its not uncommon for people just doing meter swaps to use two annacondas to make their life easier.
it is rigid because of tamper plate,but i would normally just swap it, my only issue is because it was already done by the meter installer who ever they are,therefore my thinking ,if not allowed they wouldnt be allowed to do it either
also i no its not allowed anywere on pipework,but this is coming off the meter
Last edited by metaldust9; 03-01-2011 at 08:05 PM.
yep my thinking to,only reason ive posted this cos of meter already in,an wondering if i have to swap it
as long as you write it down somewhere to cover you, it must only be NCS if the meter and other pipework is secure, could be AR if the connection to the copper is secured by clips and is likely to move and cause a leak, and advise the customer to contact the supplier, who should change it FOC, rather than you billing the customer for it,
have seen many like this ,if I did any work to the gas pipe then I always did upgrade it ! but if is just safety check on appliance i just NTC it! you do not have to upgrade it(but if you can charge then take your time) and make sure earth bonding within 600mm or the first T.
TB084 22/09/10 states "The requirements of Gas Industry Unsafe Situations Procedure(GIUSP)
Where an existing meter installation is encountered with two pliable connections fitted, the installation should be classified as "Not to Current Standards" (NCS) in accordance with the procedure detailed in the current GIUSP (TB001). The Gas user/responsible person should be advised to contact their gas supplier in order to rectify the matter."
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yep gas man an ste the plumber one each meter, rung gas safe tho an checked it comes under NCS if am working on that piece of pipework and have to remove it then i have to change it,if not changing that section then can stay as it is and advise customer to ring transco or there gas supplier to get it changed
Last edited by metaldust9; 04-01-2011 at 07:38 PM.