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Old 03-25-2010, 11:26 AM   #1
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Hi,

I'm burying a natural gas line from meter to the garage. Looking for some tips. I have had 60' 1/2 (ID) copper running on the ground all winter now want to bury that. The trench is not a straight shot to the garage so copper seems to be the best option.

My plan is to use black pipe from meter down 3' with 90 elbow. There connect the gas line with flare fitting. Same thing on the outside the garage wall, black pipe from 3' down up and into the garage.

Looking for tips. Seems copper line underground is find but not sure about the fittings underground like that. Wondering if I should wrap the area where the fittings are in some type of tape?

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Check code. Here it is against code for copper line to be in contact with dirt.

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You don't mention your location, so I assume you likely live somewhere a permit will be required to do this work, IF you can even DIY!
So, if this is true, then your best bet is always to ask the inspectors. Their job is to keep us safe by making sure our work is at or above par. Better safe than "tear it out and do it again!"

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You don't mention your location, so I assume you likely live somewhere a permit will be required to do this work, IF you can even DIY!
So, if this is true, then your best bet is always to ask the inspectors. Their job is to keep us safe by making sure our work is at or above par. Better safe than "tear it out and do it again!"

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I'm in MN, Wright County. We have an inspector in town hall. I'll ask the him, I'm 99% sure he'll want a permit. Be fun asking him after I've done all the work , everything except bury he line.
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Yup, you sure will, and it's a good thing too! Keep your family safe, my friend, and good luck!
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...My plan is to use black pipe from meter down 3' with 90 elbow. There connect the gas line with flare fitting...
I seem to recall from a recent review of my "Code Check" sheets that gas line flare fittings can not be concealed. Now I'm sure the main point of the line I saw was to make sure you don't bury flare fittings behind drywall... but I would think that would also proclude a flare fitting underground... unless you had some sort of an accessable pit.

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