Sometimes running a gas line for a BBQ is a little tougher than you might think. On this particular job I had to remove some of the deck boards to install the gas line under the deck.
The total length of this gas line was 60 feet. Since I used 1/2 black iron I would be allowed 86,000 BTU’s for a load. The BBQ the home owner had was 42,000 BTU’s plus a 12,000 BTU side burner. This gas a total of 60,000 BTU’s.
Whenever I paint a gas line for someone we make sure to protect the house from getting paint. I should have taken some pictures of the paint job someone did with the fence, absolutely uncalled for.
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Black iron pipe will rust if not painted, code requires the gas line to be painted whenever in a situation where the line could rust.
Gas Tite, Gas Trac, and other similar piping does not have to be painted, but has to be protected from damage if installed lower than 6 feet. Generally a gray pipe along the side of a house will look better than a yellow pipe above 6 feet along the side of the same house.
Tough to see everything in this picture but most houses will have a supply and exhaust for the furnace and water heater, as well as fresh air, electrical, and air conditioning. In this case the gas line was not an eye sore.
Pressure Testing a Gas Line In Alberta
Every province has a different code for gas instead of a national code like we have for plumbing. In Alberta a low pressure gas line must hold a test of 15 pounds for 15 minutes. The gauge has to be a 30 pound gauge. This allows the test of 15 pounds to be right in the middle of the gauge.
The yellow handle on the gas valve is in the open position. When I left last night I had it closed, the City of Edmonton inspector left it open after he/she passed the job.
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