Richard

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Saturday 20th July 2019


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Richard

17:38 PM, 20th July 2019, About 2 years ago

Smart Meters - Beware and advice needed?

Reply to the comment left by Badger at 20/07/2019 - 16:04
Not just smart meters ...they also fit normal meters, re wire after cannabis and drug farm illegal abstraction....work with courts for warrant entry. ..bring in the gas and electric utilities to rectify unsafe situations ...usually in after work time because they legally need to stay on site.
It’s not a nice job most of the time but has to be done. So much bad press about these meters but there are a lot of people unaware that they are wasting money .....and are happy after the install.... Read More

Richard

6:55 AM, 20th July 2019, About 2 years ago

Smart Meters - Beware and advice needed?

I’m also a meter fitter...I am also a qualified electrician and have all the Gas Safe qualifications including boilers, cookers, fires etc.

A meter install involves pressure checks before and after each install / alteration to gas pipework. (HSE requirement). The last person working on the gas HAVE to visual check appliances for safety. I personally would not condemn a boiler for a slight gap but do advise to have any gap sealed. If daylight can be seen through the flue length then that is Immediately Dangerous. The key question is ......can products of combustion enter back into the property.
I’ve installed many hundreds of boilers for BG in the past and yes I’ve condemned new boilers and also ones with a fresh landlord cert. I would have pinned it as Not To Current Standards but we are not doing that anymore just Immediately Dangerous.
Now I agree the meter guy was over zealous but you need to know for an engineer to miss a gas safety issue it means pretty much being suspended by the company and a full investigation. Term thrown under the bus comes to mind.... Read More