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  1. There have been discussions about this before that seem pretty definitive but I thought I would clarify. I am ready to lay the gas duct from the external meter box under the soon to be laid slab and to bring it up in the plant room. Will be Yellow duct and I will try and keep the bends as smooth as I can. I can put the Trac Pipe in the duct ready. (The end near the meter box will be vented once the main install is complete). The connection to the meter will happen with the main install as I need to slide the trac pipe down the duct below finished floor level, pull it back 300mm, as the whole slab is being polished and the gas duct, along with all the other ducts, will finish in a sealed sunken pocket that will be opened once the concrete is set. My question is this. Do I need a gas safe engineer to witness any of this if the trac pipe is essentially free in the duct, so it could be withdrawn and pressure tested if needs be? AND If I do need one to check the ground works and pipe install what form of words do I need to get from them to ensure that the person who gets the install of the gas system will accept the witnessing if, for some reason, it cannot be the same person? Finally I wonder if @PeterStarck , @oranjeboom or any other East Kent dwellers can recommend a gas safe engineer (The main boiler will be a Vaillant) .
  2. I have an easement through a neighbour's plot which I am planning to open up in order to insert pipes and ducts for future services. It is 2m+ wide with a wording allowing the insertion of new service media incl. eg for the supply and removal of energy, telecomms, data, water, sewerage etc and "all structures, machinery and equipment ancillary to those media". I am planning to insert a soil pipe run, a water pipe run, and 3 or 4 runs of normal 2" duct. I can terminate the runs in my plot alright, but will need a "something" at the other end just short of the pavement in my neighbour's plot such as a chamber or similar. At the moment the neighbour is just a plot with nothing built on it, hence the desire to put things in now before it would cause significant disturbance. 1 - Can anyone tell me how I should do the terminations at the other end, to keep them protected and tidy until they are used in the future? 2 - It is quite a wide easement at 2m+ and I want to put an indicator bollard or similar just to remind them where the far edge is to stop them digging it up. Can anybody suggest a suitable item to concrete in for this purpose? 3 - Are there regulations as to depths and so on for trenches and hazard tape etc. Can anyone point me to a list? Cheers Ferdinand
  3. Does anyone have a good source for buying rope to put in ducts for future cables etc? Normally I think this would be the blue polyprolylene stuff in 6mm-10mm I bought a couple of 20m length x 10mm blue polyprop and 10mm braid rolls from Aldi this w/e at £3.99 each, and thought I would check prices = 20p/m. It is now going back. The best source I have found is Timko Ropes of Tarlporley, Cheshire, who do 6mm, 8mm and 10mm blue polyprop draw rope for around 5p -> 12p per metre in lengths of 220m, 500m and 2km. Plus postage of £7->£11 if you cannot visit. Surprised at the light weight - 500m of 6mm only weighs 7kg. So for example 500m of 6mm blue draw rope delivered (not NI, Channel Is, or the Highlands and Islands - sorry) inc VAT is around £38. 220m delivered inc VAT would be around £18. Any other recommended sources? Ferdinand
  4. I need to work out my ducting requirements pretty pronto (MBC on site in 3 weeks!), so a few questions then: What colour duct would you put Cat5/6 cables in (wanting a run from the house to the detached garage)? For the run from the cabinet/meter to the house, should you use the flexible ducting or the rigid polyduct? If I want to run electric cables to a few points in the garden (lighting and power), can they all exit the house in one duct and then split off outside of the slab or should they be separate ducts from the house? Similar question to #3 for water I know everyone says put more duct in than you think, but any tips from those that have done it before gladly received!
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