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AWW NJ 06-08-2013 09:19 PM

Gas plumbing- materials to use question
I am doing my backyard and I wanted to put in gas lines for tiki torches, grill station and potentially a patio heater or two. I realize I cannot do gas work myself so I have had two plumbing contractors out to give me a price.

One guy is recommending running galvanized pipe, the other is recommending PVC with some other material running through it. The second guy also mentioned poly but said it was way to expensive.

My question is what materials are recommended for a project like this- it will be run under a concrete slab with 1.5 inch blue stone on top? I do not know much about gas but want to make sure this is done right.

Thank you in advance for your responses!

hammerlane 06-09-2013 08:23 AM

After receiving the info from how the plumbers want to do this, call your gas supplier and get their input.

AWW NJ 06-09-2013 08:28 AM

Makes sense. I will give them a call tomorrow and get there input. Thank you

hammerlane 06-09-2013 08:37 AM

Post back what they tell you if you dont mind

Ghostmaker 06-09-2013 12:29 PM

The Gas supplier makes the call on what materials they will allow to be used.

ddawg16 06-09-2013 01:19 PM

PVC? Even if allowed I would not use it....especially pipe only for me....

And why can't you do your own work? must be on the East Coast....

Retroloco-LJ 06-14-2013 04:46 PM

There's a saying - it's better to do it right the first time around. Go with the galvanized pipe. Though it's more costly it will last the longest and give you less trouble in the long run.

Don't Kill the Dream, Execute it.

Oso954 06-14-2013 05:14 PM


There's a saying - it's better to do it right the first time around. Go with the galvanized pipe.
You should also know what you are talking about before giving advice. Just because it may be OK where you are, does not mean it can be used everywhere.

Some jurisdictions prohibit galvanized pipe.
Some gas suppliers prohibit any galvanized pipe, even on your side of the meter.
The right advice is to check with the gas supplier or the local authority having jurisdiction.

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