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Old December 8th 09, 01:51 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Gas meter box keys

Being a scatter brain lately I've lost the key that opens the gas box to
get at the meter. It has a triangular shape and the key is plastic.

Any ideas how I can find one of these keys so I can get to the meter

....its a pre payment gas meter which is low .. and its top up time :-s

I did call the gas company I'm with and they said they dont sell any
such keys.
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Old December 8th 09, 01:55 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Gas meter box keys

Joseph Craine wrote:
Being a scatter brain lately I've lost the key that opens the gas box to
get at the meter. It has a triangular shape and the key is plastic.

Any ideas how I can find one of these keys so I can get to the meter

...its a pre payment gas meter which is low .. and its top up time :-s

I did call the gas company I'm with and they said they dont sell any
such keys.


from a quickie google.

http://www.keysbypost.co.uk/meterboxkey.htm

check eBay as well or local hardware shops, pound stores etc ...

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Old December 8th 09, 01:55 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Gas meter box keys


"Joseph Craine" wrote in message
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Being a scatter brain lately I've lost the key that opens the gas box to
get at the meter. It has a triangular shape and the key is plastic.

Any ideas how I can find one of these keys so I can get to the meter

...its a pre payment gas meter which is low .. and its top up time :-s

I did call the gas company I'm with and they said they dont sell any such
keys.


DIY shop or borrow one from a neighbour.

Adam

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Old December 8th 09, 02:01 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Gas meter box keys

On Tue, 08 Dec 2009 13:55:48 GMT, "ARWadsworth"
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"Joseph Craine" wrote in message
...
Being a scatter brain lately I've lost the key that opens the gas box to
get at the meter. It has a triangular shape and the key is plastic.

Any ideas how I can find one of these keys so I can get to the meter

...its a pre payment gas meter which is low .. and its top up time :-s

I did call the gas company I'm with and they said they dont sell any such
keys.


DIY shop or borrow one from a neighbour.

Adam


Screwfix ...and possibly Toolstation as well
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Old December 8th 09, 02:06 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Gas meter box keys

Usenet Nutter
wibbled on Tuesday 08 December 2009 14:01

On Tue, 08 Dec 2009 13:55:48 GMT, "ARWadsworth"
wrote:


"Joseph Craine" wrote in message
...
Being a scatter brain lately I've lost the key that opens the gas box to
get at the meter. It has a triangular shape and the key is plastic.

Any ideas how I can find one of these keys so I can get to the meter

...its a pre payment gas meter which is low .. and its top up time :-s

I did call the gas company I'm with and they said they dont sell any
such keys.


DIY shop or borrow one from a neighbour.

Adam


Screwfix ...and possibly Toolstation as well


Mine's the same as my leccy meter box, although the latter is a bit of bent
metal.

That should double the OP's chance of locating one.

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Tim Watts

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Old December 8th 09, 02:12 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Gas meter box keys


"Tim W" wrote in message
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Usenet Nutter
wibbled on Tuesday 08 December 2009 14:01

On Tue, 08 Dec 2009 13:55:48 GMT, "ARWadsworth"
wrote:


"Joseph Craine" wrote in message
...
Being a scatter brain lately I've lost the key that opens the gas box
to
get at the meter. It has a triangular shape and the key is plastic.

Any ideas how I can find one of these keys so I can get to the meter

...its a pre payment gas meter which is low .. and its top up time :-s

I did call the gas company I'm with and they said they dont sell any
such keys.

DIY shop or borrow one from a neighbour.

Adam


Screwfix ...and possibly Toolstation as well


Mine's the same as my leccy meter box, although the latter is a bit of
bent
metal.

That should double the OP's chance of locating one.

--
Tim Watts

This space intentionally left blank...


I also have a

http://www.keysbypost.co.uk/multi4waykey.htm

but I seldom use it.

Adam

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Old December 8th 09, 02:25 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Gas meter box keys

On Tue, 08 Dec 2009 13:51:36 +0000, Joseph Craine
wrote:

Being a scatter brain lately I've lost the key that opens the gas box to
get at the meter. It has a triangular shape and the key is plastic.

Any ideas how I can find one of these keys so I can get to the meter


My electric meter is in one of those boxes. I never had a key. The
box was frequently left open by the meter reader, so I rang the leccy
company (the one that I pay (paid) for my leccy) and they sent me one
f.o.c. (marked 'Gas'!).


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Old December 8th 09, 03:08 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Gas meter box keys

On Tue, 08 Dec 2009 14:01:28 +0000, Usenet Nutter wrote:

On Tue, 08 Dec 2009 13:55:48 GMT, "ARWadsworth"
wrote:


"Joseph Craine" wrote in message
...
Being a scatter brain lately I've lost the key that opens the gas box
to get at the meter. It has a triangular shape and the key is plastic.

Any ideas how I can find one of these keys so I can get to the meter

...its a pre payment gas meter which is low .. and its top up time :-s

I did call the gas company I'm with and they said they dont sell any
such keys.


DIY shop or borrow one from a neighbour.

Adam


Screwfix ...and possibly Toolstation as well


And CPC



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Old December 8th 09, 05:31 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Gas meter box keys

Joseph Craine used his keyboard to write :
Being a scatter brain lately I've lost the key that opens the gas box to get
at the meter. It has a triangular shape and the key is plastic.

Any ideas how I can find one of these keys so I can get to the meter

...its a pre payment gas meter which is low .. and its top up time :-s

I did call the gas company I'm with and they said they dont sell any such
keys.


Most hardware shops will sell these, they come as a 'spider' of four
types of key one of which fits a meter cupboard. I have also seen them
in pound shops.

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Harry (M1BYT) (L)
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Old December 8th 09, 06:28 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Gas meter box keys

Harry Bloomfield wrote:
Joseph Craine used his keyboard to write :
Being a scatter brain lately I've lost the key that opens the gas
box to get at the meter. It has a triangular shape and the key is
plastic. Any ideas how I can find one of these keys so I can get to the
meter

...its a pre payment gas meter which is low .. and its top up time
:-s I did call the gas company I'm with and they said they dont sell any
such keys.


Most hardware shops will sell these, they come as a 'spider' of four
types of key one of which fits a meter cupboard. I have also seen them
in pound shops.


How much were they :-)


--
Dave - The Medway Handyman
www.medwayhandyman.co.uk




 




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