run natural gas line for fire pit from house

Discussion in 'Plumbing Code Questions' started by floyd6977, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. floyd6977

    floyd6977 New Member

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    Am i within code(or close enough) if i dig a 6" trench around my patio with PVC and run the gas line through that into fire pit connection?
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    It should be at least 12", and maybe deeper, depending on the type of pipe you use. Even in a PVC sleeve, if could get the pipe through it, the material you use is critical.
  3. dj2

    dj2 Member

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    Contact your local gas supplier for exact requirements in your area. 6" is definitely too shallow for any pipe.
  4. DonL

    DonL Jack of all trades

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    I would hope that was width.

    Some people should not be playing with gas.
  5. dj2

    dj2 Member

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    One more thing: you will probably need a permit for what you want to do.

    Doing gas line work is not a job for homeowners or DIYers, even though digging a trench is. Call a lic plumber.
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