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Old 03-16-2010, 01:03 AM   #1
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Is is safe for a gas line to be in the garage


I was just wondeing is it was safe for me to install a gas line in my garage for my bbq, we bought a new home and the back yard is not done yet, sooo i was wondering if i could get a line in my garage so i could bbq on my driveway

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Old 03-16-2010, 03:12 AM   #2
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I would say yes as long as you don't use copper tube. We all know how things get banged around in a garage and an accidental impact of any type could easily break copper tube and you have a big gas leak on your hands.

I would use 1/2" hard gas pipe up to the grill with a shut off valve on the end. From the gas shut off valve I would use a flexible gas line to connect to grill.

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Old 03-16-2010, 05:46 AM   #3
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Please don't make duplicate threads in the forums.

I deleted your other one in the general forum.
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:47 AM   #4
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If your grill is now propane, you will need a conversion kit to change over from LP to natural gas. The kit will include new orfices, a hose with a connector and you will need a shut off valve that mounts at the end of your gas line. If you have the make and model # of your grill, you may be able to find it online or Home Depot.
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Is black pipe suitable for above ground exterior use? As in under a deck.
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Yes. But it needs to be painted grey with rust resistant Tremclad paint. Also as long as the deck has some form of ventilation under it so if there was a leak it would not build up and could explode. If it is sealed/confined space then the authorities/code may want a continuous pipe with no threaded joints or the joints have to be welded.
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my last house had gas running to the garage.the pipe was burried, and poped up outside the garage then into the walls once it clearded the footer.
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We have a gas line in our garage - for the furnace.
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I would say yes as long as you install it correctly.
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Yes. But it needs to be painted grey with rust resistant Tremclad paint. Also as long as the deck has some form of ventilation under it so if there was a leak it would not build up and could explode. If it is sealed/confined space then the authorities/code may want a continuous pipe with no threaded joints or the joints have to be welded.
i use galvanized for out side applications,
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We frown on galvanized and actually won't use it here. It is better and is coated steel but it is difficult to seal threaded joints properly unless you know how and have the right dope.
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We frown on galvanized and actually won't use it here. It is better and is coated steel but it is difficult to seal threaded joints properly unless you know how and have the right dope.

Well turn that frown upside down and smile!

Yuri don't you think if that was such a big issue I would have mentioned it?

Of course we leak check every joint and if there was a problem with galvanized we would discontinue use of it.

The cost is higher than black pipe.
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You don't know my secret history. I did commercial plumbing. 2" high pressure water lines in galvanized. Then you learn what a pain galvanized can be.
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You don't know my secret history. I did commercial plumbing. 2" high pressure water lines in galvanized. Then you learn what a pain galvanized can be.
ok, so you were a plumber. We've all done things in the past that we arent proud of in our youth.
. I use to be a Chippendale dancer who made a side living dancing for elderly rich ladies (had to pay for hvac school some how) but I have moved on.

But a Plumber cum HVAC aint so sure...might have to revoke your "MAN CARD"!

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