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  1. AJ16

    AJ16 Member

    The gas meter is outside the house on the side wall, we want a gas stove at the opposite end of the house so our plumber will run a new supply from the gas meter area along the front wall of the house to the opposite end, it will need to be buried. What depth should it be as we could dig the trench in advance? Also if we were to build a porch what protection would be needed for the gas pipe?
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  2. Rob Foster

    Rob Foster Top Contributor!!

    The contractor you hire will not be a plumber...you will engage a GSR contractor as you are obliged to ...the engineer will carry out all the protocols as required by law and complete the contract and sign it off, then you pay...Centralheatking
     
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  3. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    As above , strict rules and regs a GS man will know what to do
     
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  4. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    I am sure that If you build a porch over the gas pipe and your gas engineer knows it is there, it becomes AT Risk. But AT RISK where turning off doesn’t remove the risk.
     
  5. AJ16

    AJ16 Member

    The plumber is GSR, we want to dig the trench ready for him. What depth should it be?
     
  6. Riley

    Riley S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    And as above your gas engineer will advise. It’s not just a case of digging a hole and flinging it in. A proper survey needs to be conducted of the proposed run end to end and an assessment made of potential traffic, future works etc not being awkward but we cant see the site. Thread closed
     
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