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Old 02-05-2013, 12:28 PM   #1
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where can I find a standard for for a gas line pressure and leakage test

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Your supplier can tell you what pressure they supply in your area. As for leak testing the gas companies in my area like to see 3-5 psi on the line. Most times though they just do a dial test for 15 min. If it a new install or a repair then they want the air on it

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for leakage test, I use Windex or liquid soap on all joints and look for bubbles
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The gas supplyer should be doing the testing and there going to do it for free so it will not go boom.
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OP should add his location. Here the test is 15 psi for 15 min, but some inspectors want 30 for 30. Every area is different. Soap test only is for final connections, but also needs to be accompanied by a dial test if gas is metered. Also, not all gas suppliers do work on the customers side. Here you need to hire a gas contractor to do any gas work, unless the local authority lets you do your own work. Bottom line, check your local codes and regulations.

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The gas supplyer should be doing the testing and there going to do it for free so it will not go boom.
Not in all areas. In my area we have to show 3-5 PSI on the line for 15 min on new installs and red tags. Turn-ons they do a dial test for 15 min. No supplier here will do the line pressure test.

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