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  1. veronica123

    veronica123 New Member

    Good afternoon

    I wonder if someone could help?

    How many ways are there to cap a gas fire?

    My assumption was just 1 - To remove the pipe running to the fire. I recently been told there is actually a few ways.

    Is this right?
  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Hello and welcome

    Are you gas safe or training to be gas safe ?
  3. veronica123

    veronica123 New Member

    Im not no

    A gas safe engineer has written on our certificate the supply was capped. But the fire still worked, he is now accusing us of uncapping it (no idea how we'd have done that)
  4. scott_d

    scott_d Plumber GSR

    Could be isolated but not capped
    Meaning someone with basic tools could turn it back on
  5. veronica123

    veronica123 New Member

    Ye he has said I would have had to remove a dust cap then used a screwdriver then put the cap back on.

    I don't even know where this dust cap is but he's accusing me, the property agents then had to pay for the same engineer to remove the pipe and want to charge me.

    I've been completely setup by this engineer.. Shouldn't the certificate say it's isolated not capped if it could be turned back on?
  6. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    sounds like hes used the restrictor elbow as a cap, which he cant as it can be reinstated very easily


    needs a physical cap (normally a 10mm cap end) where the pipe goes
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  7. scott_d

    scott_d Plumber GSR

    Why was it turned off?
    Why was it turned off the second time?
    Sounds like there is more to the story.

    To me capped is removing the gas pipe and putting a compression cap or soldered cap on the pipe

    Isolated is shutting it off with a screwdriver.
  8. veronica123

    veronica123 New Member

    Nature why it was originally turned off to be honest

    I moved in to the property and just started using the fire as there was one in the property. It worked so took that as a green light to use it.

    A family member said check the certificate a few days later to make sure it was tested and the certificate says it was previously capped so not tested.

    I contacted the agents to make them aware and suddenly I'm to blame for whole thing which I feel I aint, all I done was press the ignite button and it worked.
  9. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    i would put it back to the landlords tbh he hasnt capped / checked the fire in the first place to gas safe / bs / igem standards
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  10. Sanjay Savani

    Sanjay Savani New Member

  11. Sanjay Savani

    Sanjay Savani New Member

    The standards for capping off or isolating according to the British Standard would mean a solid soldered cap. Appropriate fitting as shown. In the screen shot.
  12. Sanjay Savani

    Sanjay Savani New Member

  13. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Could be compression as well
  14. Sanjay Savani

    Sanjay Savani New Member

    As long as it is accessible.
  15. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    I grew here. Has to be soldered of inaccessible
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