Adding NG line from meter to grill

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Old 08-15-19, 09:34 AM
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Question Adding NG line from meter to grill

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I'm trying to add a gas line to my grill from the meter. The grill It is about 10-15 feet from the meter which is nice. What I'm trying to find out is, where is the best place from the meter to add the Tee?

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I would add the tee in that upper section above the union. Makes it real easy to remove and replace. Plus keeping the union attached to the meter makes it easy for the meter to be replaced if/when needed.
 
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Thank you for the prompt reply.

Just to make sure, leave the coupling above the union and replace the longer pipe in the upper section with two smaller pipes and a tee in between?

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Take the coupling right above the union out and replace it with a tee. If the tee is slightly larger than that coupling..... you may have to use a shorter nipple from the union to the tee.
Reduce down to 1/2" for the BBQ line.

That meter has a yoke with two unions on it for meter replacement.

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If you go to a place like depot...... get several different sized nipples in case you need to replace the short one. I always buy extras and duplicates and return what I don't need. Many places like the depot make their own threaded nipples and they are #1 not always all the correct length #2 some have crappy threads. Use joint compound.... not teflon tape.
 

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Pete,

Thank you very much for the info.

Forgive me, but you said replace the coupling with a 90. Where does the tee go? Are you saying replace the coupling with a tee then add nipple and a 90 then run the line to the BBQ?

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Sorry about that. I corrected my reply to say tee instead of 90.
 
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Thank you, Pete! I was able to get it done!

Is it okay to use a reducing bushing to reduce the tee into a 1/2 or a bell reducer is required for gas if I can't find a reducing Tee?
 
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That would be a question for your LOCAL code enforcement agency. Many years ago bushings were specifically prohibited in fuel gas piping but now many, but not all, local codes do accept the use of bushings.

Personally, I do not use bushings. There is/was also a prohibition on using street ells that may no longer apply in all jurisdictions.
 
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Malleable iron bushings would be OK but cannot be differentiated from the cast type so typically reducing bushings are not allowed.

Reducing tee's are acceptable as well as bell fittings.
 
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Thank you both for the reply.

I'll switch to a bell fitting.

Thanks again!
 
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