Gas meter box unused spigot


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Hi,

Our gas pipe currently runs out the back of the gas meter box, through the spigot, and down the wall in the kitchen. Due to a new kitchen this is now in the way and I want it moved so it goes out of the bottom of the meter box and through the wall lower down.

My question is what should I do with the redundant spigot, can these be sealed and left in place, or is there a blanking place for them, or do I have to replace the whole meter box.

Any help would be much appreciated as I'd rather not replace the box if there is a better way.

PS: obviously I wont be doing any gas work myself but I just want to know the best way forward before I contact a gas safe guy.
 
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No problem to do what you say, exiting the box at the bottom but if you do this the old hole/spigot in the box must be sealed. You should do this with a non setting sealer but to be quite honest I would find a plug (bottle top or similar) to fill the hole and seal it in with silicone sealer. The object is that if a gas leak occurred at the meter it is prevented from entering your property.

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Hi Pete

Thanks for the response.
I figured the non setting sealant stuff would be ok, though I wanted something that looked a bit more solid.

Thinking about it I could make a proper blanking plate out of some GRP sheet, then remove the spigot and screw it in place.

My worry was that the gas safe guy would be a bit unsure about a 'repair' to the box, but this would surely be better than the original spigot filled with sealant.
 
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Hi
If you cut a glass-fibre disk and attached it inplace of the spigot that would be perfect, just run a bead of silicone around the edge before you fit it and I am sure your engineer will be very impressed I know I would have been.
The amount of meter boxes I have had to seal up that had no seal between the spigot and the pipe/cavity :rolleyes:
Pete
 
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