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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:57 pm 
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I have just purchased my first house and called to get the utilities in my name but have a problem with the gas. The meter is the old bog standard non-prepay type. I have moved the lever from horizontal to vertical so that it is in line with supply pipe but still have no gas at all coming through.
I called my supplier (British Gas) and explained the issue - the bloke sounded totally perplexed and ended up advising me to call the gas emergency number. I would rather not do that as it seems a bit stupid.
I think the person who owned the house before me was not one for paying bills (judging by the court summons in the old post) so I may have been cut off externally.
Does any one have any better advise than phoning up and pretending I have a leak. My gas board in Northern Gas so maybe it would be best to call them...
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Was there a notice on the meter saying the outlet had been fitted with a sealing disk?

I would call NG and ask them if the supply is live.

I know it's an extra expense but for safety I always advise that people get gas appliances checked out when in a new house - especially gas fires!

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Talk to your supplier BG and get them to sort it, they may want to charge for the debt otherwise.

You should get an RGi to check the appliances sooner than later.


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Cheers for that, I will be sure to get a RGI to check thing over once I have a supply coming in.
There was nothing on the meter itself to say that it had been shut off/sealed but I was thinking it may have been shut off externally (if possible).
I will give Northern Gas a call once I get a minute and see what they say.


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Hopefully they have just spaded the meter.


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just a though
you have waited several mins for the air to leave the pipework ??

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