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Any idea of the cost to move a gas meter 2m in Brisbane?

Discussion in 'Development' started by wylie, 25th Sep, 2015.

  1. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    I've made several calls today to price up different costs we will face to lift/shift a house. One thing I cannot get on the phone is a ballpark figure to move a gas meter about two metres from its current position. The gas company said these jobs are quoted on site and she couldn't tell me whether it might be $1K or $20K without having a site visit.

    It is too early for that, and I'm just wanting a ballpark idea of what this could cost.

    Has anybody done this in Brisbane and willing to give me an idea of what it cost them?

    I'm adding different figures as I go to help anybody else here in this thread -

    https://propertychat.com.au/community/threads/how-much-would-it-cost.4138/#post-69244
     
  2. Propertunity

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    About $100 :p

     
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    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    Do I get a candy bar and a new compact car as well? :p
     
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    Only if you pay the $100. (it must be silly Friday)
     
  5. Elives

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    you would think if it's just 2m it'd be around $1k. i mean the copper/gal pipe is what like 300-500mm below ground level.
     
  6. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    I would hope it won't cost much, but once you are forced to only one person who can do it, you lose some power... see what I did there? :p

    Power company prices were ok. I just was a bit annoyed that I couldn't get any sort of "ballpark" prices for the gas meter move from the person I spoke with. She gave me the number for the gas connection people but said they won't give prices without being on site. I just want to know if it is $1K or $5K. Close enough is good enough to add to my budget.
     
  7. wylie

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    Just called the people who organise the site visit. She was most unhelpful (in a helpful way, if that makes sense). She said they can give me nothing without a site visit. I said I thought I might be able to get an idea of whether it would be $1K or $10K and she just said "no, sorry, no idea, cannot give you any idea".

    I'm sorry that that is just rubbish. Anyway, if anybody can give me an idea (no... Proportunity, NOT you :p) then I'd appreciate it. How ridiculous!!!
     
  8. Leo2413

    Leo2413 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    @wylie arrhhhhh yes....the joys of price finding....:D

    btw...after seeing your handle image so many times.. i picture you with nice red cheeks now...:D
     
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  9. bob shovel

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    I rang the has supplier once and wanted to find out if my street was likely to get a main put in anytime soon or how I get the ball rolling. The lady had no idea what I was talking about and kept saying she would need to arrange someone to quote a connection for me. I told her several times there was nothing in the street to connect to. In the end I agreed and with whatever she said. A week or so later after I have up that mission I got a quote for some astronomical amount >$50k to connect the gas! Some nutbag did a quote to run a line a few Streets away to my place. Good to see all those bills are well spent!

    I think your safe to say under $2k in your case.
    Say it's a day job for plumber and sidekick, say both @ $100/hr x 8hrs
    Some pipe, perhaps a new meter worst case $500
    Round up to $2k worst case
     
  10. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks bob shovel. I also cannot see it being too high but to not be able to get any idea at all is crazy.
     
  11. headsonbeds

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    Had one moved around 5 metres for around $1500. They had to do a full new pipe from the main for that. They subsidise they cost as you'll pay it back using the gas.

    They can run a new plastic pipe down the old steel one sometimes otherwise they use a digless pipe layer. I can see why it's hard to quote as they may need to upgrade pipe, metre to new standards and run back to the mains.
     
  12. bob shovel

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    Good point @headdonbeds

    Do you know what side of the street the main is on?