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    Question Imperial gas meter has 2 lead output pipes

    Hello all.

    This post is regarding the configuration of outlet pipes from an imperial gas meter both pipes are lead.
    A 22mm and a 15mm pipe branching off from it. Something I havent seen before.

    Has anyone seen this configuration before?

    Why the main pipe and a branch off?

    Is it best to replace for complete copper pipes?

    It appears someone in the past has connected the lead outlet pipes to copper pipes.

    As the house has 3 appliances situated in different locations and as far as I can see under the floor
    boards the appliances are fed by copper pipes not lead.

    Any tips would be welcome.

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    Default Re: Imperial gas meter has 2 lead output pipes

    Dude Gas questions. Get your details to a mod and we can help you. Not in open forum though
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    A lot depends on who you are and why you're asking the question, to be frank. Is there a leak? A smell of gas? Has someone told you that the lead pipes are a problem? If so, for what reason?

    We can't give detailed, specific advice but in general terms we could steer you in the right direction, which may be to reassure you or to suggest you get a Gas Safe registered engineer in...
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    Default Re: Imperial gas meter has 2 lead output pipes

    Quote Originally Posted by ckyens View Post
    Something I havent seen before.

    Has anyone seen this configuration before? YES

    Why the main pipe and a branch off? GAS FIRE / COOKER maybe

    Is it best to replace for complete copper pipes? Depends if someone wants to pay for it.

    It appears someone in the past has connected the lead outlet pipes to copper pipes. Very common at one time, that'll be,, connected copper to existing lead.
    For the rest see other posts.

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    Most gas men could not do that now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Masood View Post
    A lot depends on who you are and why you're asking the question, to be frank. Is there a leak? A smell of gas? Has someone told you that the lead pipes are a problem? If so, for what reason?

    We can't give detailed, specific advice but in general terms we could steer you in the right direction, which may be to reassure you or to suggest you get a Gas Safe registered engineer in...
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    i'll get on it and see what happened
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