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Question DetailsAsked on 10/10/2017

Which companies install a gas shut off valve? Property is in unincorporated Contra Costa and it's required for sale

Property is located in SanPablo (unincorpoarted area) . It's a point of sale requirement to install it at the gas meter

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Below are a few links to PG&E (almost certainly your gas supplier for public line-connected natural gas - if on propane contact your gas delivery or tank leasing company about their rules. And a couple of other resources on this - a Plumbing contractor is the Search the List category you need for the work. Your Realtor should also be able to give you plumber recommendation for this. My recommendation - you want this done right, so I would get a professional plumber, not some sewer cleaning company (who commonly advertise doing this whether licensed for it or not).

Depending on your incoming gas pipe size, the seismic shutoff valve can cost from about $110-240 (retail cost) for normal single-family residence, up to 400 or more for larger supply lines (some houses with very big pool heaters for instance) or multi-family buildings with one gas meter. Miscellaneous bracing and piping parts should run under $50 in most cases. Installation labor, including required stabilization bracing for the meter (which many houses do not have) should typically run about $150-250. So that gives an installated cost of rarely jsut under $300, more commonly $300-400 range assuming no access or working space restraints - rarely over $500. Plus the $130 permit fee in your area.

Here are some links to PG&E and SCE on this subject, a previous similar quiestion (slightly dated on pricing), and several others (which are NOT intended as endorsements) from providers on the entire subject and applicable regs.

Note in yuour county, appears there is a $130 and change permit and inspection fee, which will be on TOP of the installed cost - be sure the scope of work makes your plumber responsible for this and for the installation passing inspection before paying them.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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