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Old 26-10-09, 03:23 PM   #1
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Default Removing a gas fire

I've got a gas fire & I want to replace it for an electric one....or I may put a coal one in.

It looks like a case of, I dunno, capping it off then removing from wall. Half an hours work for someone who knows what they're doing......do I really need to get a corgi gas man in or can I do it myself - has anyone else done this DIY job?

What could possibly go wrong?
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Old 26-10-09, 03:35 PM   #2
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Any DIY involving gas is supposed to be done by a "GasSafe" registered engineer (replaced Corgi registration).

If you do anything, and it goes wrong you won't be covered by house insurance, and you'll get 'done'.

You would also need the GasSafe cert if you sell the property.

Like you, i know how to do it etc, but I just wouldn't do it.
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Old 26-10-09, 03:37 PM   #3
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Any DIY involving gas is supposed to be done by a "GasSafe" registered engineer (replaced Corgi registration).

If you do anything, and it goes wrong you won't be covered by house insurance, and you'll get 'done'.

You would also need the GasSafe cert if you sell the property.

Like you, i know how to do it etc, but I just wouldn't do it.
+1 not worth the risk, even though its a very small job
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Old 26-10-09, 03:50 PM   #4
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I can remove the fire for you, in a split of a second,

Although There may not be much left of your house or even neighbour's house. But the Fire would be removed.


As for having the necessary knowledge of to do it properly, I am not your man, although 12yrs of explosive knowledge will help me out soon I feel
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Old 26-10-09, 04:14 PM   #5
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What could possibly go wrong?
(cillit) BANG!... and the house is gone.

Get a pro in to cap it off first mate and then tear it out yourself.
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Old 26-10-09, 04:21 PM   #6
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I could do it for you, but I live too far away, sorreee
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Old 26-10-09, 04:21 PM   #7
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Any DIY involving gas is supposed to be done by a "GasSafe" registered engineer (replaced Corgi registration).

If you do anything, and it goes wrong you won't be covered by house insurance, and you'll get 'done'.

You would also need the GasSafe cert if you sell the property.

Like you, i know how to do it etc, but I just wouldn't do it.
Wot he said, easy job, easy to do it wrong as well, gas leak boom.
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Old 26-10-09, 04:53 PM   #8
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Safe bet is to get a Gas Safe engineer to do the work. Find a local registered chap to do the job, don't go to British Gas as they'll charge you a fortune for just turning up. I'd do it for you but it's abit far to travel!
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Old 26-10-09, 05:06 PM   #9
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find a plumber who is gas safe, it's just piping that wants altered
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Old 26-10-09, 05:13 PM   #10
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(cillit) BANG!... and the house is gone.

Get a pro in to cap it off first mate and then tear it out yourself.
this is what i did, cost me 20 to have it caped off tho
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