What’s a Gas Permit For?

What's a Gas Permit For?

A Gas Permit may be required, for all new piping that services any gas appliance or fixture, extending the pipes that exist, or installing or replacing any gas appliances.This includes, but is not limited to:

• Pool and hot tub heaters
• Generators
• Gas logs, fireplaces
• Space heaters
• Commercial fryers, grills, ovens, ranges
• Gas meter relocations
• Boilers, furnaces, gas pack units and water heaters
• Conversion from propane to Natural Gas or vise-versa

Gas piping to residential gas dryers, grills, ovens and ranges always requires a permit. All gas piping must be pressure tested with compressed air and a test gauge in a location able to be reasonably read.

Time of test and amount of pressure must be posted near gauge so inspector can confirm that system is air tight. Gas piping must be identified as such.

As always, the only concern is safety and the building department is quite familiar with DIY homeowners and their desire to remodel and improve their homes. Most (if not all) of these people work on their own homes on a regular basis and will be glad to tell you what to do and how to do it.

A permit is simply a way of making sure you do it correctly. Whatever you’re changing or adding is totally up to you, but the piping is up to the building department. And, you should be grateful for this, because if anyone gets hurt from something you did wrong (or without a permit) you could be in serious trouble.

So, once you get your permit and you’ve run the gas piping to its new location and hooked up for the pressure test, you can expect these two inspections:

A. Rough-in Inspection:
To be made after all piping is in place and pressure applied.

B. Final Inspection:
To be made after all connections and appliance are installed and meter has been set.

It’s really simple and will insure that you can enjoy your new gas whatever for many years, knowing you and your family are safe.

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