Moving a gas meter

Old 09-09-00, 03:01 PM
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Not sure if this is the right forum for this question but here goes - I would like to move the location of the gas meter on my house. Currently the gas meter sits inside the basement and I would like to move it so that it is outside the house. Heard a bunch of stories about houses blowing up here in MA this summer because of gas pipes pulled out of the ground and figured this would at least prevent that from ever happening. What I need to know is who is responsible for that? The physical move is probably only a couple of feet but the gas line would have to be dug up and rerouted to the meter mounted on the outside and then a line needs to get fed inside the house. Is this something I can get the gas company to do and if not do I need a permit and a plumber etc? I am not concerned about digging outside because I am in the middle of doing a lot of relandscaping so doing this now works out well.
Old 09-09-00, 06:33 PM
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In my area (middle GA), the gas company is responsible for the meter. A call to your gas company should answer your question.
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R.L.Boatright is correct. The gas service line to the meter and the meter assembly all remain property of the gas company.

In every area I am aware of, the gas company moves their equipment to wherever your plummer installs the houseline. All meter locations must meet local codes and a permit will be needed.

Don't be surprised if your asked to cover some, most or all the costs. Contact your gas company for more detailed information.

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