We had an interesting case in the local paper of a DIY enthusiast that
plumbed the water outlet of a heating system to his gas pipe.
Around a hundred or so people were without gas for the few days it
took to dry out the pipework.
There was no report of any repercussion to the boiler fitter, but the
gas suppliers had to provide alternative cooking facilities and
compensate their customers at the rate of £30.00 per day for the
period they were withoud gas.
Perhaps they cannot prosecute the boiler fitter?
It seems to me that none returns on gas and water supplies would be an
absolute must for any property.
If this character had decided to connect the oxygen from a welding kit
to the gas pipes, or had a whim to sterilize his water supply by
coupling a pressure washer output to his tap, then things could be
Perhaps the gas suppliers were negligent in allowing something driven
by an external pressure source to enter their system?
Has anyone an opinion?