When connecting to natural gas, only certain locations and positions are permitted for the installation of your natural gas meter and meter box.
When we connect a building to the natural gas network the proposed service line route must:
Meters are generally contained in a meter box or meter cabinet located outside your premises. Meter boxes usually contain one meter and are used for single dwellings (i.e. a typical house). Meter cabinets contain a number of meters and are used for multiple dwellings (e.g. apartment blocks).
If the meter box is to be attached to the wall it must:
|Surface mounted||Recessed meter box|
|A surface mounted meter box is installed on the property or boundary wall.||A recessed meter box is installed in the cavity wall of a building or in a pillar enclosure.|
|Who installs it?
This meter box is more suitable for installation on older buildings converting to natural gas. The meter box will be provided by Gas Networks Ireland.
|Who installs it?
This type of meter box is generally installed by a builder in a new one-off build or as part of a new extension. The box must be purchased from a building supplier and is not provided by us.
|Fitting the meter
It will be fitted at a minimum of 300mm above finished ground level. The meter box will project 264mm outwards from the wall.
Fitting the meter
If a building is next to a footpath (i.e. no garden etc.) the meter may be located inside the property. This is subject to a low pressure gas connection being available. When the meter is located inside, it should be located as close as possible to the gas entry point of the building.
A meter should not be under a stairway, in a common hallway, passageway, or any other part of a building that provides the sole means of escape. If there is no alternative to the above the following conditions must apply:
The meter location guide will help residential and small business customers (Small business customers with a gas consumption of up to 73,000 kWh's) who are installing or moving a gas meter.