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Old 02-12-2015, 12:03 AM
 
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I have a question. Can you contact your local gas company and have them remove gas lines leading to your home if you don't want anything to do with natural gas and you are the sole owner of that property? Please email me with answers at [email]ronnie_schrecengost@yahoo.com[/email]
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Old 02-12-2015, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Yucca Valley, CA
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The gas company has an easement for those pipe. They can do what they want on your property.
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Old 02-13-2015, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Knoxville
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The gas company only has control over the piping that comes to the meter. They do not have control over the piping AFTER the meter (except to shut off the meter if they detect leaks).

The short answer is the gas company will come out and remove the meter and cap / lock the service pipe if you choose to terminate service. However, they will not remove any pipes that go into your house after the meter.
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Old 02-13-2015, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Yucca Valley, CA
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The gas company only has control over the piping that comes to the meter. They do not have control over the piping AFTER the meter (except to shut off the meter if they detect leaks).
Actually, they generally own all the pipe (including after the meter) up to the last 90 in the line, right before entering the house.
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Old 02-13-2015, 06:04 PM
 
Location: On the plateau, TN
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Actually, they generally own all the pipe (including after the meter) up to the last 90 in the line, right before entering the house.
My experience is the gas company will not do any work past the meter. You have to have a certified plumber for installation inside the house.
You pay the plumber....you own the pipe....
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Old 02-13-2015, 06:57 PM
 
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They do not have control over the piping AFTER the meter (except to shut off the meter if they detect leaks).
That's kind of a grey area from discussions I've read. Condemning a gas fired appliance not fit for operation and disconnecting/capping off, from what I've read, is allowed by the AHJ or utility company, but not a contractor. Fine print legalize that is routinely ignored.
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Old 02-13-2015, 08:09 PM
 
Location: On the plateau, TN
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That's kind of a grey area from discussions I've read. Condemning a gas fired appliance not fit for operation and disconnecting/capping off, from what I've read, is allowed by the AHJ or utility company, but not a contractor. Fine print legalize that is routinely ignored.
The utility company WILL "pin" the meter if there is leak.....
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Old 02-13-2015, 08:40 PM
 
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The utility company WILL "pin" the meter if there is leak.....
I'm not arguing the matter of how eager utility companies to disconnect. My point was that contractors in some locations don't have the authority to simply disconnect/cap a w/h or furnace that is kaput.
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Old 02-13-2015, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Riverside Ca
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Underground gas pipe needs to be wrapped in a special tape.
You never loosen gas pipe you always tighten.
I don't know the code for depth to bury gas line.
Shut it off at the street/meter
Don't smoke
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Old 07-06-2015, 05:29 PM
 
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When connecting natural gas from a house to your BBQ grill can you use standard Teflon tape or does code require YELLOW Teflon tape? If yellow Teflon tape is required can you tell me what code is used? Thanks
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