Running a natural gas line

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Old 08-16-15, 05:23 PM
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Running a natural gas line

I am interested in running a gas line form the basement up to kitchen. The basement has a gas furnace but right now no gas line up to kitchen. I was wondering

1)Is this a difficult/dangerous project for someone with no experience

2)If so/ who would be the right person to call to have this done for a reasonable price

3)How much should this cost?
 
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Old 08-16-15, 05:36 PM
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Only going to get guesss on pricing.
Need a plumber with a gas licence or the gas company to do this if you want your insurance company to cover the damage if the house blows up.
Most places even require a permit.
 
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Adding a gas line can be a DIY project. However, you don't want to jeopardize you home owner's insurance. 3/4" gas lines are now required by code. If you currently have 1/2", all the lines are supposed, to be replaced, when the addition is made. If you are not going to have the job inspected & recorded by the building dept, it might put you at risk.
 
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your saying require me to get a permit to do it?
 
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your saying require me to get a permit to do it?
Are you in the 5 boros? Outside the 5 boros, a plumbing job can be done by the home owner as long as it's up to code. Having it on record with the building dept, protects you with your home owner's insurance, if you have to file a claim.

The entire job can run into a higher cost, if all the 1/2" gas lines have to be replaced with 3/4".

Why do you want to run a new gas line? Is there gas, in the kitchen now?
 
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no gas running to the kitchen at all currently an electric stove there
 
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Old 08-17-15, 06:02 PM
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3/4" gas lines are now required by code.
Is that a NY code?

Just thinking that 3/4" would require more adapter for things like furnaces and hot water tanks that have 1/2" threads.
 
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Old 08-17-15, 06:14 PM
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I agree, 3/4" seams like way overkill for a gas range. Most cases in MN you just run some 3/8" ID (1/2OD) soft copper and install flair fittings.

Let the soft copper bashing begin.
 
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Old 08-17-15, 06:42 PM
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It would be helpful to take a picture or two of what you have in the basement as far as gas lines in the area you want to connect to. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...rt-images.html

I won't bash copper gas lines but I would NEVER have them in my house.
 
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Is that a NY code?
Yes, it probably is a local code. I never would have known about it until my mother had a gas dryer installed, for the first time, about 6 or 7 years ago. She always preferred clothes lines.
 
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I would never suggest to someone not already well-versed in cutting and threading black steel piping to make a fuel gas installation his/her first attempt.

But, there is also CSST, Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing, that is specifically made for fuel gas. It is run in one continuous length and has special fittings for the ends. Much easier to run than standard steel piping, especially for a beginner. You would have to check to see if your LOCAL code approves its use.

And please, do get the permit and inspection.
 
 

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