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DVLCHLD 10-08-2008 06:39 PM

Plumbing for natural gas ???
 
My old house has natural gas fittings for gas heaters but they're not where we would like them to be and two of the rooms don't even have them. What is typically used for plumbing natural gas? steel pipe? copper? PEX? I'm going to get some estimates for the work but I like to learn as much as I can beforehand. Thanks.

DangerMouse 10-08-2008 06:58 PM

steel for gas so far as i know

DM

hvaclover 10-08-2008 07:43 PM

How far are you going to run them?

Depending on size it uses 1/2" black iron pipe.

Clutchcargo 10-08-2008 07:51 PM

Either black iron or flexible corrugated stainless is used.

hvaclover 10-08-2008 08:22 PM

I hate track gas line. It looks terrible!

Marvin Gardens 10-08-2008 08:35 PM

Black pipe and gasflex are the most common. Gasflex is expensive but it installs real fast. I use both depending on the situation.

hvaclover 10-08-2008 08:48 PM

Black pipe is neater looking and cooler to use.


~snicker~ any of you pros ever see a dry waller run a screw in to the flexable stuff that was run inside a wall.....that was one dry waller that gave up smoking lol

Marvin Gardens 10-08-2008 08:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hvaclover (Post 169887)
Black pipe is neater looking and cooler to use.


~snicker~ any of you pros ever se a dry waller run a screw in to the flexable stuff that was run inside a wall.....that was one dry waller that gave up smoking lol

I'm a black pipe guy myself. I just seems much safer.

I use flexpipe for short runs and never in the wall.

Usually it is when I am in a hurry and being lazy...:whistling2:

DVLCHLD 10-08-2008 09:06 PM

Thanks
 
Thanks, black pipe it is.

Termite 10-08-2008 11:31 PM

Also, don't arbitrarily assume that 1/2" pipe will be adequate to supply the appliance(s). In many, many circumstances it will not. Gas pipes must be sized, which is a complicated process that your plumber hopefully understands.

hvaclover 10-08-2008 11:36 PM

An inspector?
 
Cool! Are we allowed to pick on him?:laughing:

Just funnin' guy. How ya be to night?

hvaclover 10-08-2008 11:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thekctermite (Post 169930)
Also, don't arbitrarily assume that 1/2" pipe will be adequate to supply the appliance(s). In many, many circumstances it will not. Gas pipes must be sized, which is a complicated process that your plumber hopefully understands.

OP didn't respond when i asked what they were hooking up but they did mention a water heater.

MrShadetree0222 10-09-2008 01:03 AM

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Originally Posted by DVLCHLD (Post 169837)
My old house has natural gas fittings for gas heaters but they're not where we would like them to be and two of the rooms don't even have them. What is typically used for plumbing natural gas? steel pipe? copper? PEX? I'm going to get some estimates for the work but I like to learn as much as I can beforehand. Thanks.

Just a do-it-yourselfer's opinion, you can run your own black pipe(black iron) It really isnt that difficult either! Your local supply store will have all the sizes you could imagine, to make this job as easy as pie. I just finished the install of a 54ft run(from meter to furnace), with three bends(elbows). It really wasnt that difficult! If you can read a tape measure you can map and measure your run and put it where you want it! Thats exactly what i done, i drew a map of measured lengths of each run and exactly where i wanted it to go. I only missed with one measurement by 1" and well black pipe has some flex for those small mishaps(miscalculations). So a simple pull in the opposite direction made the a perfect fit for the install to go excactly where i wanted it to go!

So do it yourself, you will have a blast! Get yourself a couple of pipe wrenches, and a tub of pipe-dope, and enjoy yourself when your done enjoy the fruits of your labor! Besides your labor=$0.00 thier labor+$65.00 hr. you do the math!:thumbsup:

hvaclover 10-09-2008 07:26 AM

I'd be curious to see wht you size you ran. Allowances must be made for the amount of flow in cu in for each.

The pipe can.t be all one size and feed a WH and furnace ect

Termite 10-09-2008 07:49 AM

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Originally Posted by hvaclover (Post 169932)
Cool! Are we allowed to pick on him?:laughing:

Better pack a lunch! I'm pretty crafty! :laughing:


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