Re: Gas line grunt work
Posted by Bud...Suncoast Plumbing on August 31, 19100 at 20:18:46:
In response to Re: Gas line grunt work
Janet: Call your local Building Department and ask what code book covers the work you have in mind. If it is the National Fuel Gas code, you should have no problem locating a copy. These books spell out in great detail what is required. It will give the bury depth..sizing chart to determine the diameter and length of the pipe for use with the type of gas you will be using based on the rating plate on the appliance to be connected. Most Building Departments are very helpful with this type of information to Home Owners.
Lots of luck...Bud

I would like to install gas heat in the free standing cottage behind my gas heated house, but I can't afford the equipment until next spring. In the meantime, I'm redoing the brick and sand patio that stands between the cottage and the gas meter while the weather is still nice. I'd like to dig the trench and lay the gas line now so I can finish the patio. I could start digging, but how deep? I could place a length of pipe, but what kind? How much extra should I allow at either end for connection later? I assume both ends should be capped to keep the line clean. It's nearly impossible to find anyone who'll come out just to consult on such a tiny project, contractors in every trade are sooooo busy right now in the Puget Sound area. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks.

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