Pool Heater NG Line Installation - Plumbing - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-17-2013, 02:15 PM   #1
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Posts: 29
Rewards Points: 20

Pool Heater NG line installation

Thanks for a great place to learn!
I am hiring a professional to install a NG pool heater. The installation instructions require an inch and one-half pipe for the 150 ft. run over a mostly flat grade. I am looking for information and advice on the pros/cons on the types of materials available/recommended/required by code for this job. Black Pipe, Stainless Steel Corrugated, Galvanized Pipe all come to mind.
Anything new on the market?
What should I steer clear of?
Any comments and opinions, as well as experience when using these material. I would like to have a basic knowledge of material choices when getting the bids.


tndiyguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2013, 03:10 PM   #2
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Saginaw, Michigan
Posts: 533
Rewards Points: 402

1-1/2" gas line? Are you sure??? That's a heck of a lot of gas. That sounds like the diameter of the water lines running to the heater, but not a gas line. The gas line shouldn't be more than 1", more likely 3/4". You can't use galvanized for NG, and around here you can't use black pipe either. You have to use the plastic stuff that looks like pex. It used to be if you used black pipe, you had to coat it in this tar crap, then wrap it in tape, then tar it...it's real messy and a pain. The plastic stuff is nice and easy, but has to be run by a pro. I know around here you can call the gas company and tell them how long of a run you need and they will make it up with the fittings for you, then you can bury it and install it yourself.


taylorjm is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question on return line for water heater daluu Plumbing 10 09-09-2012 10:38 PM
Gas line for pool heater BillyDIY Plumbing 3 06-10-2011 02:29 PM
Pool heater refurbishment dfosterm Painting 0 06-29-2010 08:01 AM
Hot Water Heater Installation Cost philstewart Plumbing 6 10-29-2008 05:05 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1