Gas Shut Off Valve Location Dilemma

Old 05-03-12, 05:29 AM
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Question Gas Shut Off Valve Location Dilemma

I'm converting my masonry wood burning fireplace to a direct vent gas log system. My fireplace is at ground level inside a finished room that requires the gas line to be run outside (up under an overhang). My question relates to where to put the gas shut-of valve. Can it be located outside the house just before the gas line enters the firebox - exposed to the elements? Can it be located inside the firebox? My research indicates most codes require a shut-off valve near the fireplace - in the same room. My plumber thinks it's OK to put the valve outside. Which is best solution?
If it matters, the Gas Log Set is a 30 inch unit by RH Peterson with a G46 burner and a -17 variable flame remote control safety pilot with piezo starter.

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Old 05-03-12, 07:04 AM
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Old 05-17-12, 09:07 AM
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A common solution to this kind of issue would be a gas valve located outdoors but with a valve key that allows the gas to bew shut off through a fitting mounted in the wall.

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