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Who is responsible for the gas meter box?

Who is responsible for the gas meter box?

The Institute of Gas Engineers and Managers states “consumers are responsible for gas meter box upkeep. Gas meter boxes can either be installed by the property owner or the supplier. Once installed the meter box is under the responsibility of the property owner for its maintenance.”

How much clearance do you need around a gas meter?

(a) Gas meter locations must be 78 inches high and allow for a minimum clear and level working space of 3 feet in front of the meter; width depends on meter size and the number of meters. Grade slope should be less than 2%.

Where is gas meter located?

Meter should be located in the front or within 10 feet of the front corner of the home. If you have a septic system, it must be clearly marked prior to the installation of a new service line.

Can gas meter be inside house?

A gas meter can be located inside a property if the building is next to a footpath (no external yard or garden), however, this is subject to a low-pressure gas connection being available.

Can I replace my own gas meter box?

Gas meter boxes can be installed by the homeowner before the supplier installs the supply, or the gas supplier might install the meter box through some agreement with the consumer. However, once the meter box is installed it appears that the consumer (usually the property owner) is responsible for its maintenance.

Can I build around my gas meter?

Yes, there are clearance requirements. You want to check with local gas distributor. Or maybe also a risk that erecting any construction so close to the meter will require excavation that needs to be clear of any buried gas lines.

Can I put a fence around my gas meter?

Your gas meter should not be enclosed inside the fence. Keeping your meter clear is vital to ensure that it does not get damaged, your gas service is not interrupted, and to prevent a malfunction.

Where is my gas meter block of flats?

Gas meters located inside are normally found inside a kitchen (it will normally be concealed in a cupboard) or a hallway, and will most likely be inside a mounted meter cupboard or a meter box. If you live inside a flat, then there will be multiple gas meters located in a single place, such as a shared utility room.

Can you build a porch around a gas meter?

Building over a natural gas meter is illegal – and dangerous. By law, residential and commercial builders MUST NOT build any structure, including a deck or patio, on top of, or around, an outside natural gas meter and underground service line (see illustration below).

Can you move the gas meter?

Can I move my gas or electric meter myself? No, moving gas meters is a difficult process, so it’s not something you can do yourself. It’s illegal for anyone but a qualified, licensed professional – such as a Gas Safe engineer – to change the meter’s position.

Can a gas meter box be used outside?

Designed to be completely water resistant, they are suitable for outside use. As the UK’s leading provider of Gas Equipment, we stock both recessed and wall-mounted gas boxes to meet your specific needs. Available in different sizes, so you can find the right gas meter box for you.

Where can I buy a Mitras gas meter box? supplies Mitras gas meter boxes to BS8499 and Mitras electricity meter boxes to BS8567. The meter boxes available at are approved and installed by all major utility companies and house builders.

What are your gas meters made out of?

Our gas meter products are made from a high-impact engineering grade thermoplastic polymer material, making them extremely durable in extreme weather. We understand that not everyone is experienced in DIY, but all of our meter products are easy to install with little to no extra tools needed.