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Choosing your natural gas meter box

Surface mounted

This is the most commonly used meter box type. The back plate is screwed to the wall with the meter attached to it and the cover is then fitted over the top. An inspection door makes it easy for meter reading and provides access to the emergency control valve.
The overall dimensions are:
Height: 495mm, Depth: 238mm, Width: 400mm.
Image: surface mounted natural gas meter box

Recessed

This box is designed to be built into the external leaf of conventional or timber framed houses with a similar wall thickness and cavity dimension. The box must not be punctured in any way and electrical bonding equipment must not enter or be attached to any pipes or components within the meter box.
The overall dimensions are:
Height: 580mm, Overall depth: 210mm, Depth when installed: 70mm, Width: 410mm.
Image: Recessed natural gas meter box
*Customers are required to have their own recessed meter box installed prior to meter installation.

Multi Box

This meter box is normally mounted on the ground and then screwed to the external wall. The box is finished in brown to suit most traditional brick finishes.
The overall dimensions are:
Height: 500mm, Depth: 270mm, Width: 370mm.
Image: Multibox Broucher meter box
*Not suitable for Prepay

Internal meter

All internal meters can only be used if the mains are low pressure. All internal meters must be sited by a firmus energy engineer before these can be used.
Image: Internal natural gas meter box
*Only where meter cannot be sited outside.

Please Note: Meter boxes are subject to design changes to comply with gas industry standards.

Surface mounted

This is the most commonly used meter box type. The back plate is screwed to the wall with the meter attached to it and the cover is then fitted over the top. An inspection door makes it easy for meter reading and provides access to the emergency control valve.
The overall dimensions are:
Height: 495mm, Depth: 238mm, Width: 400mm.
Image: surface mounted natural gas meter box

Recessed

This box is designed to be built into the external leaf of conventional or timber framed houses with a similar wall thickness and cavity dimension. The box must not be punctured in any way and electrical bonding equipment must not enter or be attached to any pipes or components within the meter box.
The overall dimensions are:
Height: 580mm, Overall depth: 210mm, Depth when installed: 70mm, Width: 410mm.
Image: Recessed natural gas meter box
*Customers are required to have their own recessed meter box installed prior to meter installation.

Multi Box

This meter box is normally mounted on the ground and then screwed to the external wall. The box is finished in brown to suit most traditional brick finishes.
The overall dimensions are:
Height: 500mm, Depth: 270mm, Width: 370mm.
Image: Multibox Broucher meter box
*Not suitable for Prepay

Internal meter

All internal meters can only be used if the mains are low pressure. All internal meters must be sited by a firmus energy engineer before these can be used.
Image: Internal natural gas meter box
*Only where meter cannot be sited outside.

Please Note: Meter boxes are subject to design changes to comply with gas industry standards.


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