Can i work on my own gas boiler?

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Date created: Fri, Apr 9, 2021 8:46 PM
Date updated: Wed, Jun 22, 2022 5:00 PM


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It's not technically illegal to carry out DIY gas work in your own home* as long as you are 'competent' to do so, but the consequences of doing so without the necessary skills are hugely dangerous. Working with gas is a complex and dangerous task that requires extensive training, knowledge and experience.

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You can "work" on a boiler if deemed competent and not be 'Registered Professional Gas Engineer' registered but it is not a work activity e.g. working on your own boiler or families without payment or reward. From L56 Safety in the installation and use of gas systems and appliances Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998

DIY gas work is illegal in the UK (with a very few exceptions) and anyone working on a gas pipe or a gas appliance (such as a boiler or fire) MUST be on the Gas Safe Register (with a few exceptions – I’ll get on to those). A quick web search will uncover many pages saying DIY gas work is legal – these pages are misleading and wrong.

Can I install my own gas boiler? You are allowed to fit the boiler , but, you’re going to need to find a gas safe installer that’ll actually work with you, run the gas , and fit the flue, and then test and sign the job off – without which you won’t get a waranty etc. 4 Oct 2017

As stated above, you are legally allowed to service the boiler on your own. In fact, you are also free to service boilers in other households provided you do not charge them any money. If you charge money for your service , you need to be properly registered and licensed. 24 Oct 2019

What the usual suspect do advise is that diy gas work is ok, they are not wrong but always fail to give the whole picture. Firstly before embarking on yur installation, find a corgi RGI who is prepared to do the work that you are not, you are arguably allowed to do the lot if competent, your new boilers paperwork will state that the installation of it is undertaken by a RGI in order for your warranty to be valid.

If a so called competent person is so special, why are they not called qualified person, or would that maybe put a spanner in the works being as a time served heating engineer with City and Guilds A and B qualifications and close to 40 yrs experience is at present forbidden to even fit his own gas cooker, let alone a boiler.

Safety first: The Gas Safety Regulations state that it is illegal for anyone to carry out any work in relation to a gas fitting who is not ‘competent’ to do so. This means that in practice you should leave all but the most simple boiler servicing jobs to a qualified gas fitter who is on the register of CORGI (Council for Registered Gas Installers).

Fit all the new gas pipework and commission the appliance. ONLY IF he has done all those can he fill in the installer details on the benchmark and notify CORGI of the installlation. That covers the Building Regulations side. We would charge £180 for that if the gas supply was up to about 6m equilavent length.

Yes you can fit your own boiler. DIY gaswork is NOT illegal. Some boiler manufacturers insist that anyone who installs their boilers must have had a training course run by them or they will be NO guarantee. How many forums do you intend to place this question on? Spread betting won't necessarily get you the answer you want to hear. LoL! Cheers

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