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Old 03-31-2008, 10:25 AM   #1
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i need to run an underground natural gas line from my basement to unattched garage aprox 30' how deep should i trench and what type and size pipe would be used will only be supplying over head heater

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What's the BTU requirements of the furnace and in your location, can you do what you want, some places are very restrictive when it comes to running gas service.

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heater btu's 45000 was told could run line but wasn;t given any particulars i am in buffalo ny
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Southeastern code is a minimum of 12'' deep, I'm not sure there in Buffalo. And the size depends on which type pipe/tubing you use. 1/2'' galvanized pipe must be coated with tar , 5/8'' copper tubing will carry 45,000 up to 60', or 5/8'' plastic tubing will be cutting close by the time you go back up the wall to heater I would probably step up to 7/8'' on it. Also if you choose plastic it must have metal risers to come back to the surface.
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mm thank's for the reply i'll check on that 7/8"tubing first chance i get hope to have this complete within next couple weeks
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I ran 1" plastic to my detached garage in Ohio. I think it cost me about $150 for the tubing (75' of tubing plus the risers and clamps to attach the risers to the house & garage) My code for plastic I think was pretty deep, 30" if I remember correctly. The trencher made short work of it and having heat in the garage in the winter is well worth the hassle! Don't forget the copper tracer wire if you choose to use plastic. When filling in the trench I threw in phone & cable...

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