Sunday, December 02, 2007

Gas regulator vents


'Not a lot of people know this'       

Have you ever seen (in UK at least) these strange green objects by the side of the road and wondered what they are? After numerous enquiries, I found they are gas regulator vents. Smaller versions are gas pressure regulators and tiny pillar types are gas pressure loggers. They are used by the Gas Board (now British Gas) to keep the gas pressure within the statutory limits. I asked for an internal diagram and locations, and was told this information was actually classified! That's why I had to do it. If anyone has more information, please leave a message. Here is probably the only list of locations on the net. (N. London & Surrey) (see below the pics.). I have also just discovered the boxes being attached to many of them contain modems that relay the information back to the gas companies. Some similar boxes contain loggers of pressure and temperature data for all public utilities.

The Queen, being so important, needs two at her farm shop in Windsor.


 In a relevant green colour:

East End Road, East Finchley (Jct. High Road)

Norrice Lea N2 (pair)

Golders Green Road, by N. Circular

Maygrove Road, Kilburn

Canonbury Square, Islington

Meadway NW11

West Heath Road, Finchley Road end NW2

Forty Lane by Bridge Road lights, Wembley Park

Stag Lane/ Hay Lane junction, Kingsbury

Tudor Gardens, Kingsbury

Neasden Parade roundabout,

Page Street, Mill Hill

Bunns Lane/Grahame Park way junction Mill Hill

Preston Road/ Forty Lane junction Wembley,

A1 Fiveways Corner Northbound, Mill Hill

Slough Lane, Kingsbury

Regent's Park Road at Henlys Corner, Finchley

Temple Fortune Lane/Finchley Rd.jct. Temple Fortune

Hampstead Lane, Highgate

Bacon Lane, Edgware (two)

Bishops Avenue (south end), N2

Hanger Lane gyratory, Ealing

Horsenden Lane, Greenford

Shepherds Bush Green (East end)

A316 by Whitton roundabout

Parkside Ave. Wimbledon

Burntwood Lane, Tooting

SURREY etc.: Fairmile Lane, Cobham (Stoke D'Abernon end)

Portsmouth Road, Cobham (by Sainsbury's)

A25 Nutfield,

2 on Leatherhead by-pass,

Scilly Isles, Hinchley Wood

Jct. Ockham Rd. South/ Epsom Rd. East Horsley

Hawks Hill Way, Esher

Hayes Lane, Hayes (Kent)

Park Road, Hampton

A281 Chilworth (two)

Copse Side, Farncombe

Coombe Hill, Kingston

Kingston Road, Teddington (pair)

Leatherhead Road, Ashtead

Burdon Lane, Belmont

High Street Hampton

Coombe Road, Raynes Park

Cobham Road, Fetcham

New Road, Walton on the Hill

Epsom Downs, opposite racecourse

A24 Leatherhead, Givons Grove roundabout

Parvis Road, Byfleet

North side of Hampton Court Bridge (on roundabout)

Hurst Rd., West Molesey

French Street, Hampton

Claygate Lane / A3 junction, Hinchley Wood

Guildford Road jct Hawkswood Rise, Bookham

Longdown Lane S, Epsom


 Please let me know any more I can add here.

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