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  1. nick.batchelor

    nick.batchelor New Member

    There's no question that it didn't meet building regs. Just wondering if there is an equivalent to gas safety register for G3 installs that I can report him to?
     
  2. nick.batchelor

    nick.batchelor New Member

    There's no question that it didn't meet building regs. Just wondering if there is an equivalent to gas safety register for G3 installs that I can report him to?
     
  3. YorkshireDave

    YorkshireDave Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Seems to me you are convinced you have all the answers so I am at a loss as to why you come here.

    You have done your bit by involving gas safe and patently local building control are involved too. There is nothing we can add to that or frankly would wish to. We are not there so we cannot comment other than to tut our way through your tale of woe.

    Good luck.
     
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  4. Craig Watson

    Craig Watson Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    no arguments with that but currently you can use waste pipe as the d2 discharge, needs to be polypropylene and manufactured to en 1451 which we now know op's doesn't conform to this but my post was before we found that out :rolleyes:
     
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  5. nick.batchelor

    nick.batchelor New Member

    Really was only wondering if there is a body like gas safe that covers hot water tank installs as gas safe don't get involved in that. Local building control are involved at this stage
     
  6. YorkshireDave

    YorkshireDave Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Unf none. It's local BC.
     
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  7. WC1

    WC1 Active Member

    G3 is a building regulation. So building control are the enforcing authority.
     
  8. nick.batchelor

    nick.batchelor New Member

    Ta. Many thanks.
     
  9. WC1

    WC1 Active Member

    Snap!
     
  10. chris watkins

    chris watkins Plumber

    Unfortunately there isn't unless the person who installed it is registered under a Competent Persons Scheme which they won't be.
    If you paid the builder for the work to install the cylinder you will need to go back to them for redress as they would / should be aware that the installation falls under AD Part G (3) & it is notifiable.
    If you paid for it yourself then you didn't carry out the due diligent tests to ensure that the person carrying out the work was competent to do so, unfortunately it will be down to you to get it corrected & notified as you are the house owner.
     
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  11. WC1

    WC1 Active Member

    These people are around. They give us all a bad name. If one is operating in your neighbourhood best reporting might be to your friends and neighbours.
     
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  12. SimonG

    SimonG Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Always two sides to a story, obviously poor work if gas safe involved (don't hold your breath) and wrong discharge pipe material, however just to quell my curiosity, were the works carried out by the cheapest quote?
     
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  13. nick.batchelor

    nick.batchelor New Member

    Nope; was the middle priced and the whole build was project managed (laughable).
     
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  14. SimonG

    SimonG Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Curiosity quelled. Thankyou.
     
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  15. king of pipes

    king of pipes Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    When your area gas safe representative vists to do a inspection point out your concerns these faults will need to rectified by a G3 engineer and any gas faults by a gas safe registered company , I have had experience of this having corrected a few installations the original installers had to repay a good percentage of the install costs and agree to retrain or lose their registration, their future installs are then inspected to make sure they meet a decent standard workmanship and all the regulations, believe me this is a real PITA and it will really make them think twice before breaking any future regulations . Kop
     
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