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Topic Title: One for the Gas heads
Topic Summary: Is this alright?
Created On: 09 September 2010 07:55 PM
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 09 September 2010 07:55 PM
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Public building, undergoing a rewire and a refurb.

There are new gas ovens in the kitchens and a gas pipe for them has been brought round the outside of the building from the gas supply to the kitchens.

It is a nominal 2 inch bore steel pipe, attached to the wall with round steel brackets. Painted with Zinc oxide...Red ish.

It is positioned along a concrete access ramp into one of the side doors and is at exact handrail height for most of the run.

A gas pipe which can and will be used as a hand rail? I know that because I did it automatically. What do you think?

 09 September 2010 08:48 PM
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Sounds like someone jumping on the austerity bandwagon to save a few quid! Are you sure they haven't just used the hand rail as the new gas pipe?
 09 September 2010 08:57 PM
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If you are worried that it may introduce a potential to the outside of the building, just add a couple of rods along the run to equalise the ground (ramp) potential.



 09 September 2010 09:05 PM
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In theory, it should probably be bonded again where it comes back inside.


 09 September 2010 11:50 PM
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I hope it has lots of support brackets on it ready for when the kids start swinging on it.

 10 September 2010 12:08 AM
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I would quote GSIUR as being most appropriate

Safe use of pipes

18. - (1) No person shall install any installation pipework in any position in which it cannot be used with safety having regard to the position of other pipes, pipe supports, drains, sewers, cables, conduits and electrical apparatus and to any parts of the structure of any premises in which it is installed which might affect its safe use.

Is it also suitably marked?

Marking of pipes

23. - (1) Any person installing, elsewhere than in any premises or part of premises used only as a dwelling or for living accommodation, a part of any installation pipework which is accessible to inspection shall permanently mark that part in such a manner that it is readily recognisable as part of a pipe for conveying gas.

(2) The responsible person for the premises in which any such part is situated shall ensure that the part continues to be so recognisable so long as it is used for conveying gas.



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 10 September 2010 11:12 AM
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I would also suggest GSIUR Reg 7(1)

Any person installing a gas fitting shall ensure that it is properly supported and so placed or protected as to avoid any undue risk of damage to the fitting.

Guidance 78 eg Vehicular traffic.

"Gas Fittings" means gas pipe work, valves meters etc

Regards Chris

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