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Normally - initial construction to the meter (at the house) and the meter installation itself is done by the gas company - usually a few hundred to maybe $1000 range though sometimes free (figuring they will recover the cost in usage billings in the future), sometimes more in heavy ubanized areas or if a long run (more than say 75-100 LF) from the street. This of course assumes you have gas service in the street to your location.

Generally, they will not repair any damage to driveway or lawn or such - so best to get gas line installed before they are in on new construction.

Replacement of old gas line with new commonly by gas company too - more commonly free if required by old age, not due to physical damage on property. Some gas companies have replacements done by plumbers, sometimes requiring it be installed parallel to the existing and some extra length (flex tubing) be left at the connection end for the utility to tie into the main line.

Everything on your side of the meter - all in-house and any yard lines (barbecue, pool, etc) usually done by Plumber (or Gas Fitter in some eastern states - but still under Plumbing category of Search the List).

Generally, for new gas service, they have to agree on where the meter will go (when they come to assess your request for service and give you cost, if any) - then your plumber installs the gas lines in the house and pressure tests them. The gas company will not connect the meter to the household line until the line tests are done - then they hook up (even though the meter may well be in place long before that) and pressurize the lines with gas and light your appliance pilots (for standing pilots).

If you mean tanked gas, then an LPG or Propane supply company will normally install the tank and the piping to the connection point at the house, your plumber all the inside work.

Answered 2 years ago by LCD

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