Just realised why I miss my gas safe qualification

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  1. tofo

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    Says it all above
    We have moved to a bungalow with old heating all as built in 1988

    Boiler on its last legs
    Radiators not far behind system is sluggish

    Thought in for a penny in for a pound
    Get a price for a new system
    Strip and bin the old one

    Had a bit of a shock
    All the bits comes to about £1750

    Then clicking through a few forums
    It seems if I install it no warranty
    Illegal for me to connect to the gas meter

    Quote from installer £5000

    Bit of a quondry for me I just hate being told you can't do that
    And I'll choke paying someone else to do it for me

    Was thinking boiler change route the run a new radiator circuitDon't think the saving will be worth it

    I am just so wound up haven't the heart to tell Mrs t yet
    Just seems crazy
    Worked on gas for 43 years now I cant
    Forget the competent part seems you need to register it
    With co readings machine
    which I no longer have

    And moving I'm out of touch by distance for friends to assist

    Double bummer
    :crying::crying::crying::Eeek:
     
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  2. Jimbohorlicks

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    You can install all the plumbing -new rads etc and then just have a new boiler installed by a gas registered company for about £2k. Have you also considered the Green deal new boiler scheme -if you are on any benefits you can get a boiloer changed for free.
     
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  3. scotjimland

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    I know that feeling...
    I decided to install LPG for a new gas cooker .. (no town gas) ..

    The install is 2.5 mts. of copper pipe through the kitchen wall + change over valve /regulator+ isolation valve and a cooker tail.... cheapest quote was £500 .. and I struggled to find a Gas safe fitter who could fit me in.. all snowed under with work..

    No choice .. has to be done :(
     
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  4. tofo

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    I've also been trying for a garden clearance
    Earlies I can get was December
    Got the hump bought a shredder out of bin and qued
    £ 67 satisfying work to be honest
    Felt like I was Mary poppins putting big sticks in to a little bag
    Money saved will rent a skip to cart all the rubbish left over from
    Moving old carpets and general stuff
     
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    I think you can get the green deal if anyone who lives in the house is on benefit not just the bread winner, lol
     
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  6. tofo

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    no such luck .tried for insulation with eon got a letter back not for you a freebie

    read somwhere you need to be over sixty and still no go

    hand in pocket time
     
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    Bill, can't you install the boiler, plumb in the heating system and then get a Gas Safe fitter to just commission the boiler? That's what happened with mine.

    Oh and he insisted on installing the flue too.
     
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  8. tofo

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    Must admit it's on my mind but I'm like a fish out of water on my old contact list I could of used quite a few

    But it's a new area to me
    Time isn't on my side I'm afraid new kitchen required by demand
    Of Seniormissmanagement the boss head housekeeper
    Boilers is in the gap storage cupboard will take

    And we are changing to combi instead of fully pumped
    I believe the heating pipes laid in the floor is a one pipe system
    It just takes ages to heat up

    So new pipework from cold mains to all and a bar shower
    Eliminating electric shower

    At the minute I'm thinking boiler change

    Boiler to airing cupboard
    Then me run new heating system to rads shower and taps
     
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  9. ericroy

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    I have done this twice in different houses and never had an issue finding a qualified person to come and make the gas connection and commission the boiler.
     
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  10. cruiser

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    nice to know I am not the only one. I am changing my complete bathroom. the last person had timbered the whole room. and it had started to leak behind the timber. so now have to change everything. hand going very deep in my pocket. and ripping out all that blasted timber. so all new tiles as well. on to second pocket.
     
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  11. tofo

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    You have pockets
    Mine healed when I got married and before you ask
    Mother in law paid for the licence son was born three years later
     
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    This is basically what I did. Installed all of the rads and plumbing myself. Then called a gas safe engineer to install the boiler and commision the system. The cost was about £300 from memory. That included full boiler installation (I supplied the boiler), cutting hole for flue and connecting all tails and commisioning.
     
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    If you fit it yourself could you not take out an insurance deal with someone like B/gas or local heating engineer. I had a friend move a boiler for me in one of my let properties and just got the local heating engineer to check it and give certificate.
     
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    being a gas safe engineer I spend a lot of money to be gas safe and to stop john waynes of this world and be warned your house insurance is void if thing go wrong and they will look for a third party to pay for the damage we do a baxi combi with a 10 year warranty no motor home will come with a warranty like that and you would only get a second hand car for that price and get 10 to 15 years out of your heating system and winter is coming ho ho ho
     
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  15. richr

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    That sounds about right

    £40 an hour, nice work wish i had done plumbing and not carpentry now :D

    I could have bought a new Hymer :LOL:
     
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    Do you miss the high insurance premiums , registration fees every year ,ACS every 5 yrs , gas safe inspections , Gas Flue analyser that needs calibrated every year ,£40 an hour = bargain , wish I had been a carpenter !!!!
     
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    so do I . got to pay better than truck driver
     
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    Ill swap you :D

    I would be more than happy doing a few boiler services a day at £60 a pop :D or a straight boiler swap at 2k

    Seems like all you need to be a chippy is a hammer and a saw, well thats what the general public think:whistle:
     
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    I have to say truck drivers are well under paid, you can do a lot of damage with 40 odd ton rolling along
     
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  20. mitzimad

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    where are you tofo? im in the heating game
     
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