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    Gas pipe depth

    Plumbers

    How deep must a gas pipe be buried in the UK per the regulations and laws?

    Asked by Jenny on 8th Jul 2022
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    Finch heating

    "The depth should be at least 375 mm below the ground"

    Answered on 20th Jul 2022 - Member since May 2022 - report
    JTR Plumbing

    "Where is the gas pipe being buried, or is it in a wall?"

    Answered on 8th Jul 2022 - Member since Sep 2021 - report
    Power of Details

    "Atleast 60cm ,depending the place and the ground condition.Most of the time is 80-100cm"

    Answered on 15th Jul 2022 - Member since Jun 2022 - report
    constantin

    "depending if is outside or inside the house and material from what is constructed the gas pipe"

    Answered on 8th Jul 2022 - Member since Jul 2022 - report
    Davie the plumber

    "I would think and least three feet you probably would need to contact your gas supplier"

    Answered on 9th Jul 2022 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
    Ram property

    "The person installing them should know if they don’t use someone else"

    Answered on 11th Jul 2022 - Member since Apr 2022 - report
    North London Plumber

    "A gas main should normally be laid with a minimum depth of cover of 750 mm in a road or verge and 600 mm in a footpath. A gas service pipe should normally be laid with a minimum depth of cover of 375 mm in private ground and 450 mm in footpaths and highways."

    Answered on 10th Jul 2022 - Member since Feb 2019 - report
    Bodmas limited

    "750 mm in a road or verge and 600 mm in a footpath.
    minimum depth of 375 mm in private ground and 450 mm in footpaths and highways"

    Answered on 26th Jul 2022 - Member since Jun 2022 - report
    D Pritchard plumbing

    "It all depends on what you’re doing with the gas pipe. If you want it buried in a screed, for let’s say for a gas cooker or other appliances, then it really needs to be buried a at least 25mm but ideally you’d have it sat on or cut into your insulation. Then it needs to be protected by a form of lagging to stop corrosion. Also there are no “mechanical fittings allowed in screed” so this means normally soldered joints.

    If it’s for a gas service pipe, 375 mm on private land and then 450mm for anywhere with a high traffic. This is for places like footpaths and driveways and so on."

    Answered on 8th Jul 2022 - Member since Jul 2022 - report

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