Gas Line Installation

Working with a gas line could be dangerous should proper steps not be implemented. Because of this , you ought to use a professional gas technician. Gas technicians are able to complete gas line installation because they are trained and qualified to do the job safely and properly.

Identifying correct gas pipe size

Establishing the right size of pipe is the first big step. This is extremely important to verify the gas appliance get enough natural gas to operate properly. Gas input is measured in BTU’s (British Thermal Units) per hour. Inside pipe diameter along with outside measurement is required.

Gas fitting materials

Determining which of the commonly used and approved gas fitting materials is best choice for your gas line installation are key factors. Black iron gas pipe, copper tubing or CSST (corrugated stainless steel tubing) are the typical choices unless your gas line needs to be installed underground. A shut off valve for every gas appliance installed on the line, pipe joint compound, pipe wrenches, pipe threader and many other tools are needed to do a proper gas line installation, along with other gas fitting materials that required which are needed by the gas installer.

Proper gas pipe cutting

Alongside fitting materials, correct gas pipe cutting is essential for a safe gas line installation. Whether it is cutting black iron pipe, copper tubing or CSST you need to ensure they are cut properly, threaded where needed, reamed  and the correct fittings used. Gas experts always cut the gas pipe keeping the complete inside diameter, being sure to remove any burrs that could effect your gas appliance if not removed. Where PVC gas lines are installed for pool heaters or outdoor gas appliances many factors need to be considered.

Disconnect existing gas line

Gas technicians would ensure that any existing gas lines no longer needed, will need to be disconnected prior to the new gas line installation. Any unused gas lines need to be properly capped off, a 1/4 turn shut off valve should not be used to close off an old gas line they need to be permanently closed .

Testing Gas Lines

Essentially the most important step when installing gas lines for any gas appliance is gas pressure testing. Gas pressure test is necessary and this needs to be at least 1 ½ times the working pressure of the appliance. The gas piping also needs to be soap tested & the dial test done to recognize any gas leakage or problems found in the gas pipe line.

Anyone in the Burlington, Oakville, Hamilton, Milton, Stoney Creek or Ancaster area looking for professional gas line installation should give us a call on 905 966 0838