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    Gas emergency call out query

    hi guys

    got a query i need answering sharpish please.

    ive got a painter working in me cellar and he said he noticed a whiff of gas coming from my main gas box which is located in the cellar. Now he said he cant be sure as he's been there all day so it could abit of damp mixed with the paint smell he's been working with all day.

    but i want to know, if i call the gas board, if there is a issue with the main gas box, do they charge to fix it?

    My painter said leave it for tomorrow when he comes in and he will know first thing in the morning if it gas as right now, he said he cant be sure as like I said, he's been in the cellar all day so it just could be the dampness and the paint smell which is making him think that.

    but in the even if I have to, just want to know their prices so im not caught unawares.

    thanks

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    http://www.britishgas.co.uk/emergency-numbers.html

    Is your life worth taking any chances?

    Do not operate an electrical appliances

    Trust me he`s high on paint fumes,but do ring your gas company i mean come on,get off this site and save you`r self from blowing up bloody hell.

    If you suspect gas leak, Ring them NOW before it's too late, Plus turn off gas if you can, As above^ Plus open all the windows, Let any gas escape.

    And i thought i my IQ was small,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,omg<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    At my old house the women next door could smell a strong smell coming from my gas box I called transco, but it's national grid now, they did not charge me .

    number is here .

    0800 111 999

    If you think there is a smell of gas you MUST call immediately.

    Better you are wrong than there is an explosion

    national grid will attend for free they have a £5 budget to fix it any more they will turn it off. dont take a chance you could blow up your whole street

    Original Poster

    Thanks for the replies. I called them straight away, just wanted to know costs of call out so I could make sure I have some money.

    So what happened

    WoolyM

    So what happened



    its on the news now BBC

    Banned

    call out is free, jesus lol

    only if they have to repair something inside your property do they charge.

    just light a match to check if it's gas you can smell. (joking)

    BBC news

    "we are getting reports of a real tight **** screaming his tits off at a gas man for charging £5 to save his life, Gas man has server injuries - home owner gets a refund

    move along nothing to see here

    lumoruk

    call out is free, jesus lolonly if they have to repair something inside … call out is free, jesus lolonly if they have to repair something inside your property do they charge. just light a match to check if it's gas you can smell. (joking)



    why joking? it will work

    good advice I think, esp from a numpy like you

    Banned

    is numpy some sort of gay slang?

    lumoruk

    is numpy some sort of gay slang?




    yes it is not the same as numpty its more special

    I can smell something and it ain't gas

    Banned

    Do you have a spare budgie you can leave in the cellar for a while and see if it dies?

    Hi E, please tell me your house is nearly done

    maccy1

    Hi E, please tell me your house is nearly done



    You planning to move in oO

    Joey Bloggsy

    You planning to move in



    This renovation seems to have been going on for years

    maccy1

    This renovation seems to have been going on for years



    Time to call Bob The Builder

    Joey Bloggsy

    Time to call Bob The Builder



    I think Bob 'left the building' a long time ago.

    Too much work.

    I know this may seem silly and can't beleive im the first asking but can you smell the gas? It is distintive so surely you are able to tell if its gas. If in any doubt call them its not worth the risk.

    Joey Bloggsy

    I can smell something and it ain't gas


    Were you actually looking for the fart thread?

    WoolyM

    Were you actually looking for the fart thread?



    Found it
    http://gifs.gifbin.com/082010/1282141953_fart-fire.gif

    Original Poster

    maccy1

    Hi E, please tell me your house is nearly done



    Hi Macs!

    nearly done, just the painting left now. Its been delayed for so long as I discovrd I had a woodworm problem but then a surveyor came out and said i had dry rot in the beams which needed sorting. so ive been delayed by quite a few unexpected problems which have delayed the work which i first set out which was just some decorating. so the extra jobs eat into my budget so its been a some journey...LOL

    loving the replies in this thread. the main gas box is in the cellar so theres some damp there which masked the smell of the gas along with the painter being in there all there,erm,painting...but it was quite strong paint so that too covered up the smell.

    and along with that, had quite abit of dry rot in the cellar which has recently been all sorted so in my defence, theres been alot of other smells which has masked the smell of the gas.

    but all in all, gas guy from the emergency thingymejig came out and said indeed i have a gas leak, made it safe, I called a gas guy who is a family friend and he's sorted it all for me.

    Original Poster

    Joey Bloggsy

    You planning to move in oO



    she wishes....:{

    EN1GMA

    Hi Macs!nearly done, just the painting left now. Its been delayed for so … Hi Macs!nearly done, just the painting left now. Its been delayed for so long as I discovrd I had a woodworm problem but then a surveyor came out and said i had dry rot in the beams which needed sorting. so ive been delayed by quite a few unexpected problems which have delayed the work which i first set out which was just some decorating. so the extra jobs eat into my budget so its been a some journey...LOLloving the replies in this thread. the main gas box is in the cellar so theres some damp there which masked the smell of the gas along with the painter being in there all there,erm,painting...but it was quite strong paint so that too covered up the smell. and along with that, had quite abit of dry rot in the cellar which has recently been all sorted so in my defence, theres been alot of other smells which has masked the smell of the gas. but all in all, gas guy from the emergency thingymejig came out and said indeed i have a gas leak, made it safe, I called a gas guy who is a family friend and he's sorted it all for me.



    I really do feel like I know your house inside out and upside down!! X)

    So pleased you are finally getting things sorted!

    What is your next project?

    Cannot believe the gas leak was found like that, such a good job it was found

    Always good to see you, long time no speak.


    Edited by: "maccy1" 29th Aug 2012

    EN1GMA

    she wishes....:{



    Original Poster

    maccy1

    I really do feel like I know your house inside out and upside down!! … I really do feel like I know your house inside out and upside down!! X)So pleased you are finally getting things sorted! What is your next project? Cannot believe the gas leak was found like that, such a good job it was found :|Always good to see you, long time no speak.



    well ive booked a breakaway in morocco early next year which is just whats needed. Hopefully, got a decorator in and he seems to know what he's doing so this is the final stretch now in terms of things need doing. It started out with doing one freaking room....LOL

    But in a weird way, its good we found all these problems as once every thing is painted decorated and carpeted, then i assume it would be a nightmare to sort out the problems i Had. The dry rot in the beams was major,as was the woodworm so all in all, yeah, im peed off its carried on for this long but rather now than later when everything would have been furnished.

    EN1GMA

    well ive booked a breakaway in morocco early next year which is just … well ive booked a breakaway in morocco early next year which is just whats needed. Hopefully, got a decorator in and he seems to know what he's doing so this is the final stretch now in terms of things need doing. It started out with doing one freaking room....LOLBut in a weird way, its good we found all these problems as once every thing is painted decorated and carpeted, then i assume it would be a nightmare to sort out the problems i Had. The dry rot in the beams was major,as was the woodworm so all in all, yeah, im peed off its carried on for this long but rather now than later when everything would have been furnished.



    That one room has a lot to answer for - I remember saying at the time it would not stop at the one Little did I know it would be the whole house though.

    Like you say, best it was all found now rather than later. Good to hear you have booked your hols, you will certainly need one!

    Edited by: "maccy1" 29th Aug 2012

    timtom13

    And i thought i my IQ was … And i thought i my IQ was small,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,omg<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<



    You were 100% correct.

    Original Poster

    maccy1

    That one room has a lot to answer for - I remember saying at the time it … That one room has a lot to answer for - I remember saying at the time it would not stop at the one Little did I know it would be the whole house though.Like you say, best it was all found now rather than later. Good to hear you have booked your hols, you will certainly need one!



    I remember you saying that yeah and how I laughed...jeez, ive ended up on the verge of crying...LOL

    Lesson for next time, when the OH mentions doing a tiny bit of decorating, just say NO.

    EN1GMA

    I remember you saying that yeah and how I laughed...jeez, ive ended up on … I remember you saying that yeah and how I laughed...jeez, ive ended up on the verge of crying...LOLLesson for next time, when the OH mentions doing a tiny bit of decorating, just say NO.



    You have been through a hell of a lot - light at the end of the tunnel now though

    That tiny bit of decorating...... Famous last words.

    Original Poster

    anyway,thanks to everyone here for keeping me amused with their witty posts and everyone else who kept it real..X)

    special thanks to Macs.. for reminding me how long this has been going on for...

    LOL

    Is the gas company coming over to sort it out? Or has it all been done?

    EN1GMA

    anyway,thanks to everyone here for keeping me amused with their witty … anyway,thanks to everyone here for keeping me amused with their witty posts and everyone else who kept it real..X)special thanks to Macs.. for reminding me how long this has been going on for...LOL



    Thanks E, I think.


    Edited by: "maccy1" 29th Aug 2012

    aircanman

    Is the gas company coming over to sort it out? Or has it all been done?



    Hi aircanman - he sorted it

    Joey Bloggsy

    I can smell something and it ain't gas



    remove your head from between your legs should get better


    happy to help
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