Gas Piping Installation
Gas Line Installation – Gas Appliance Setup
Salem, Keizer, Albany, Corvallis, Newberg, McMinnville Oregon
Commercial and residential gas piping installation requires the expertise of experienced and knowledgeable technicians. It is easy to find plenty of Do-it-yourself (DIY) articles that will walk a novice through the process for a gas line installation. Yet, is it worth losing both hearth and home if one does not take every precaution during the installation process?
Why call a Professional Gas Piping Contractor?
Defective parts or even human error can cause a gas line accident or explosion in the home. Without proper safety practices, the probability of a gas leak rises creating significant risks to homes or businesses. Usually, gas leaks occur when there is a change in the pipeline that causes the problem. Without proper professional installation, the chance of an explosion rises which could result in serious fatal burns and loss of property. No matter how easy it all sounds, for a reliable gas pipe installation hiring an expert who understands the safety codes, the size of piping, and ventilation requirements for a gas line installation project is the answer.
List of gas appliances requiring professional assistance:
- Gas Lines for Pool Heaters
- Gas Stoves / Ranges
- Gas Dryers
- Water Heaters
- Tankless Water Heaters
- Barbecue Grills
- Outdoor Patio Kitchens
- Fireplace Gas Logs
- Outdoor Fireplaces or Fire Pits
- Space Heaters
- Gas Refrigerators
The Right Piping, Fittings and Valves for Gas Line Hookups
Connecting piping, fittings, and valves to the main source of gas can be tricky. With several appliances being linked to the main gas source, pipes, fittings and valves need to be carefully chosen. Determining the size of the proper piping required for a gas pipe installation requires several factors:
- Allowable loss in pressure from the point of delivery to the gas appliance
- Maximum demand for gas
- Length of gas piping and the number of fittings required
- Specific gravity of gas and diversity factors
Not knowing which fittings to utilize with a gas piping installation can be problematic if the wrong ones are used. Leaks from bad fitting connections can lead to hazardous leaks. Since the gas cannot be seen, and without appropriate ventilation, an unsafe environment can be created in the home.
Cost Efficiency of Gas Appliances
Gas appliances are more cost effective to run than electric appliances. When installed correctly, they use less energy to operate and are more efficient to use, lowering utility bills. Homes that utilize gas produce fifty percent fewer carbon emissions than homes using electricity. Have a professional connect the gas line installations for all new gas appliances to lower the incidence of leaks in the lines keeping the family out of harm’s way.