Running a Gas Line to the House
Posted July 22 2010 - 1:13 PM
I was curious as to whether anybody has ever had the gas company run a line to the house. There is a line on the street and it would need to be run about 50-75 feet to the front of the house. There is a brand new oil furnace in the house so it would just be for cooking and the dryer. I'm curious as to what the costs associated are and if it would be worthwhile. The house is brand new to us and I hate cooking with electric.
Posted July 22 2010 - 3:37 PM
Posted July 22 2010 - 3:55 PM
The gas Co. will run the line to the house an install the meter from pretty much nothing.
Posted July 22 2010 - 5:39 PM
tell them you plan on switching heater, hot water heater, cooking and maybe even a backyard grill. might even want to put in a heated pool down the road.
Posted July 23 2010 - 8:13 AM
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Posted July 23 2010 - 8:56 AM
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Posted July 24 2010 - 11:25 AM
Originally Posted by Murphy
Good info thanks guys. I would switch the heater in a heart beat but its less than a year old it seems to be very high end. I'll keep that info from the gas company.
Give the gas company and whom ever installs the piping inside the house ALL OF THE INFO! Let them know your future plans on possibly switching your appliances and furnace over to gas as they need replacing. This is very important so the piping size meets your future needs. Leaving out any info could cost you more in the future if the piping has to be removed and upsized. Also, piping inside the house is not one size fits all. They will determine the proper size of the piping based on the BTU's required by the equipment and the specific gravity of the gas.
Posted July 24 2010 - 1:54 PM
We don't have natural gas service in my area but the garage has a hot dawg propane heater, and a big big propane tank out back to feed it. The idea would be to also run a line underground to the house in the future so I can stop cooking with electric.
Posted July 24 2010 - 3:24 PM
Posted July 24 2010 - 3:56 PM
propane can be run pretty far from tank to house, higher pressure line to house then a regulator before it enters house to knock down to house pressure.
how far from tank to house? talk to tank co it should not be a big deal.
Posted July 24 2010 - 5:13 PM
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Posted July 25 2010 - 8:43 AM
We ran about 30 feet of line. The local gas company charged $1,200 for the first 100 feet of line installed and an additional charge for distances over 100 feet. This is pretty much a fixed cost. The costs vary by town, I don't know why that is. The next town over, cost was $700 for 100 feet.
Posted July 26 2010 - 4:00 AM
Excellent advice. Relative to propane piping distance, in September of 2009 I had a 175 foot line installed in my yard. It was a ****** to do, as the slit trencher could'nt handle even the smallest rocks. I had to rent a small excavator to dig the line, and you should have seen the mess it made Oh well, the job is done and everything is working great.