GAS INSPECTIONS

When Will A Gas Certificate Of Conformity Be Necessary When Selling a Property?

Gas installations for which certificates of confomity are required would include :

  • Built In Gas Fires
  • Built In Gas Braai’s
  • Gas stoves
  • Hot water systems and the like

Furthermore in terms of Regulation 17(3) of the Pressure Equipment Regulations, any person disposing of a property on which such gas appliance is installed, must obtain a Certificate of Conformity.

GAS CYLINDERS ARE REQUIRED TO BE: 

  • 1 Meter from Window
  • 1 Meter from Door
  • 2 Meters from Drain
  • 3 Meters from Aircon
  • 1.5 Meters from an Electric Point
  • 5 Meters away from a Distribution Board

GAS CYLINDERS – INSIDE A CUPBOARD:

  • Gas hose not allowed to go through any partitioning
  • No electric points inside the same cupboard as cylinder
  • Ventilation in cupboard where gas cylinder is

GENERAL: 

  • Shut off valve for every appliance
  • Pipe going through wall in a sleeve
  • Pipe in floor needs to be in a sleeve
  • Gas line in ceiling required to be trac pipe
  • Maximum of 38kg of gas per property
  • Maximum of 9kg of gas inside the house