Is it OK practice to run a gas pipe from the meter (inside house) back to
the outside and back inside another room? Probably about five metres would
be outside house.
No gas in the kitchen (electric cooker) but now looking at possibly changing
to gas cooking. Unfortunately, no straightforward way of routing the gas
If it is OK, should this pipe be underground or would it be OK clipped to
the outside wall, suitably protected?
As long as you're not using pipe that rusts, then you're OK. If it is in a
position where it may by in line for a lot of punishment, then cladding it
in a larger PVC pipe should protect it enough.
There is nothing I know of that says this is not safe in a domestic
installation, but there are requirements for protection if it were in an
I suppose if the pipe were to be in danger of being damaged from someone
using machinery around the house, then it would be the safer option to
install some kind of cladding around the most exposed parts of the pipework
A coat of acrylic paint to match it with the house is the only way around
unsightly pipes running everywhere, or more mess inside the house to make an
internal route for them. Catch 22 springs to mind. :-))
Yup, outside above ground is OK. Must be sleeved going through walls - I
think that's all in Ed's gas FAQs.
If it's underground the rules get stricter.
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