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Question DetailsAsked on 9/14/2015

installing natural gas to an existing house

Gas has only been available in our neighborhood in the last 10 years. But we are now thinking of adding a gas line to kitchen for a new gas stove (currently, using electric stove) and a line into the garage (for beer brewing process) which is next to the existing kitchen.

Does a plumber do this type of installation?

Unsure who to call for this type of work.

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Plumber - or in a few eastern states gas piping has to be done by a pipefitter/gasfitter - some plumbers are certified, some are not. They should (if licensed) tell you when you call if they are not licensed for gas work, and of course needs building permit in most areas so if not licensed should fail the inspection. Have them get the permit - most areas will issue a permit for gas work to an unlicensed vendor.


The gas line to the house - with a few utilities the service line to the street is installed by your contractor and the gas company just does the hookup to the main line and the meter install, in probably the vast majority of cases the gas company installs the service line to your house and the meter and hooks up to your house piping after your contractor has stubbed out the piping to the meter location and certified the leak/pressure testing of the line, and does leak testing after the hookup and gas turn-on. Utility may or may not charge an installation charge depending on company, and that charge can be nominal (a few hundred $) to substantial (a few thousand $, even more if a very long run like over about 200 feet to the street).

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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