A day in the life of a gas engineer......

A day in the life of a gas engineer......

Gas leak.......

CommentsPosted by Sebastian Thu, February 02, 2012 19:27:16
I was called to a reported smell of gas...... in a commercial kitchen ....... worst place to look for one...... after about 30 minutes I had drawn a blank.... and could smell nothing...... tightness test gave no drop........ sooooo........ what next? leaking service main perhaps?...... Then suddenly I got a whiff of gas......... not much but some.... and there was no gas pipe in that area...... ! what to do?....... Then i realised it wasnt natural gas I could smell..... it was LPG........ a quick root around produced this...... leaking at the valve!

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laughing dave at the notting hill carnival........

CommentsPosted by Sebastian Fri, September 16, 2011 23:18:12
My best friend....... the only guy i know who would actualy die of a hole in the wallet........ but still the most honest and decent man i know.... laughing dave at 'carnivale' ........ we got there by boat..... and we could feel the music 1/4 of a mile away...... if i wear this hat i ,look like a cheap version of brad pit from snatch. not the look a serious plumber should sport.

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Fame and stuff...... just done DIY SOS in Dolgarrog....... will be on TV soon....ps - im am so un photogenic!!!

CommentsPosted by Sebastian Fri, September 16, 2011 22:04:17
so....... 70 tradesmen, camera crew....... small house...... eeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr lets say health and safety was a matter of chance......... lovely bunch of chaps tho...... PS - if ever you get a chance to do one of these , do, the food supplied is wonderful!

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New oil tank required...

CommentsPosted by Sebastian Thu, June 16, 2011 21:16:36

Um..... time for a new one?

Please note..... it has not been leaking, but is taking on water.

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gas meter.... possibly this area is subject to subsidence?

CommentsPosted by Sebastian Thu, March 10, 2011 22:50:34

ok, possibly only gas engineers will get this, but i will try to explain. gas meters must be accessible so ou can

read the meter

turn off the gas in an emergency

test for gas leaks

other gas related tests.....

check this out.......

bloody thing is 20 foot in the air!!

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Bats in the burners.....

CommentsPosted by Sebastian Sun, February 27, 2011 21:38:59

On servicing a semi commercial oil burner I was amazed to find a dead baby bat in the fan. I was doubly amazed to find ANOTHER dead bat in the other identical burner. obviously they were a bit dried out, but what on earth makes a bat climb into the burner? i dont think it came in through the flue, as to get to the fan it would have to get through the heat exchanger baffles, then through the blast tube, then through into the fan..... my bet is they climbed in from the floor........

BUT WHY?

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I wonder if anyone reads this??

CommentsPosted by Sebastian Mon, November 08, 2010 22:58:29
Anyone?

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Built to last

CommentsPosted by Sebastian Mon, November 08, 2010 22:45:32
Old but built to last...... I wonder how long it will take to recommission?

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Triton tz80... 8 out of 10 cats prefer ...

CommentsPosted by Sebastian Thu, July 22, 2010 22:37:43
Two little helpers. you will notice one is actualy IN the box. When not messing with the wrapping they were in the bath with me (i was fitting a new shower), mostly trying to catch the water dripping from the leaking bath tap. I seem to attract cats for some reason. One i remember particularly was a small grey item that came and stole the screws for the bath panel, one by one. I found it funny till i had to walk down 4 flights of stairs and dig through my van for 20 minutes to find more!

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Sleeping cat, and other road hazards......

CommentsPosted by Sebastian Sun, July 11, 2010 22:18:08
I can only assume this part of the road was warm. This cat had no intention of moving, and i had to actualy get out and carry it to the side of the road. It wasnt hurt, as it ran off along the wall and onto the green car. I have doubts as to how long it will live behaving like this!

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