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How to replace your gas meter box

If the door of your external gas meter cupboard gets damaged, you’ll need to know how to replace it with a strong and safe door so that the problem doesn’t reoccur.

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Here are four things you need to do to replace your damaged gas meter box.

Find a replacement door

Many doors on gas meter cupboards are easily damaged because they are made from plastic, which is susceptible to become fragile with age. Gas meter cupboards are often positioned in a place where they can be the target of vandalism, so damage to their doors is not uncommon.

You’ll want to find a new door for your gas box that will last longer than its predecessor, so metal is the best solution. A gas meter box supplier can supply a metal door to fit your existing gas meter cupboard.

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Remove the damaged door

If you are unsure about what sort of gas meter you have and what you need to do to take readings and check that it’s working correctly, Which? has some useful advice.

Once you are familiar with the type of gas meter and its cupboard, remove the damaged door and its frame.

Fit a new door

There are many different shapes and sizes of gas meter cupboard, so you will need to buy a replacement that is a similar size and shape to the damaged one you are removing. There are many standard options, along with surface-mounted and floor-mounted options that might be the right one for you.

Fitting a new door should be easy following the instructions from the manufacturer.

Secure the new door

When you buy a new door for your gas meter, make sure to check the quality of the lock that comes with the new door or cupboard. After the new gas meter has been installed, lock it up and keep the key somewhere safe indoors so that you can easily access it to read the meter but no one else who has less honorable intentions for your gas meter can get their hands on it and inflict any damage.

Now clean up the mess and recycle any packaging materials from the new door and any parts of the old door that are made from recyclable materials.

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