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Old 10-09-17, 04:23 PM   #1
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Default Underground natural gas line for garage furnace install?

This past weekend I acquired a natural gas furnace from my step father. He had the one in his house replaced since this one was acting up on him. His son used to be a HVAC tech, and said it needed a new regulator valve. Its an older furnace, so he opted to replace it instead of fix it. I figure no problem, I can put one of those in, so he gifted it to me.

Now, I'd like to put this furnace out in my garage. I believe the unit is ~40-60k BTU. This means I will need to run a natural gas line probably about 10 feet from the meter to my garage. Is there anything special that I need to know about burying natural gas line? What gas line is rated for underground use? Googling shows a lot of arguing about why this can't be a DIY job.

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Same basic deal as running a line set for an air conditioner.
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I did it to my greenhouse.
Aquaponics System, Passive Solar Greenhouse build
You will need a couple Risers.

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You need to put a tracer wire in the trench but make sure the wire is not touching the pipe in case of a lighting strike.
Then you need to pressure test it.

It was very expensive to have a small amount pipe shipped to me so I had to buy 250’ roll. Once you know how much you need drop me a pm I am sure we can work out a good deal for a small amount pipe.
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Thanks Pinballlooking. Thats very kind of you to offer.
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Who said shark bite fittings are not good enough for everything? Cuz that's what the stab fittings look like to me.... I'm sure they're gas industry shark bite fittings.
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They are very similar to shark bite fittings and they pass code.
I did not know anyone with fusion equipment. So compression fitting it was.
It held the pressure test fine.
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What ever you use it has to be to your local code.
For example in new Mexico you can not use copper or aluminum line.

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