I read a topic recently where a customer had his gas meter connected up with flexi pipes on both sides of the gas meter as shown in a photo borrowed from that particular topic (below):
Apparently this is an illegal installation and I can see why as this setup would allow (slight) movement of the gas meter possibly leading to a gas leak ?
I am wondering why both pipes are not of fixed construction and get rid of flexi pipes altogether ?
Anyone know why ?
Just curious !
Best answer by Tim_OVO
Here’s the topic you mentioned, with
The advice on flexi pipes from this topic guide is as follows:
Double flexi/anaconda pipes
What are they?
Normally, gas meters have a flexi inlet pipe and a solid outlet pipe - see the image below:
On some supplies, the solid outlet will be replaced by a flexi outlet, meaning there is 'double flexi' pipework. Double flexi should only be present on semi-concealed meter set-ups where there are space restrictions (they are unsafe on wall-mounted set-ups).
If both pipes were rigid then they’d need to be prised apart whenever the meter needed replacing.
^ this is why both Pipes can’t be flexi.