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Old 04-04-2012, 08:03 PM   #1
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On a residential property, can a gas line be buried under concrete running outside to a BBQ? If so, what are the requirements, i.e. gas pipe, trench depth, etc. Residence is in San Diego.


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Best to talk to your utility company, if they are doing the run for you. Otherwise, your answer is that it is done all of the time. So long that the line is buried deep enough as required per your area, regardless if there is a slab over it.


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Can a gas line be buried under concrete? Based on the info you provided: Maybe. More info is needed. What kind of gas line? Steel, copper, plastic, CSST? What is the concrete forming? Sidewalk, foundation, retaining wall, residential driveway, commercial driveway? All these things will make a difference on whether the answer is yes or no. Also, are you sizing the line properly? Is your supply enough for the demand? Are you allowed to install your own gas line? Do you need to covert the bbq? If so, do you know how to do this? Are permits required? Will this affect your insurance? There's more to installing gas than just running a pipe or tube from point A to B.
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Old 04-05-2012, 01:05 AM   #4
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It has to be sleeved if it is going to exit through the concrete
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Burried gas may need a tracer wire.

Are permits required? Does a licensed tradesman need to do the work? What about a leak test?

Gas is not just screwing pipe together. Gas not done safely can make your house go boom!
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