I want to add a new gas appliance to my house. I will need to have a
plumber ( I assume this is who would do this ) tap into the line for a new
connection. My question is simple. The area for the appliance is close to
where the line enters the house but the end of the line is on the other side
of the house. Will they tap into the line at a random point near the
application or do they have to go to the end and run an additional pipe
back. It seems to me that you can't really take out a mid section of pipe
to tee because of the threads on both ends would not allow it. I worry
because if they have to go to the end and work back it will likely be very
expensive. Any input would be appreciated. Also if my assumption about a
plumber doing this is incorrect, please let me know so I know who to
Adding a tee is not that difficult. But before this can be done, a load
calculation must be done for the entire house including the new appliance.
The required sizes for the piping are figured along with the location of the
tee. It's actually better that the new appliance is near the meter.
Yes. You need a plumber or gas fitter who will do design this job according
to code and use the right materials and workmanship. Fuel gas is not
something fool around with.
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