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Old 01-07-2013, 05:37 AM   #1
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Hello,

I am looking for some suggestions, pictures on how you did connect your natural gas lines if use natural gas.

I am new at this and since I want to use gas I want to make sure I do cover all the aspects I might have not thought about. Once I have the right plan I am planning to pull a permit and hire a gas professional that will install it right.

The main line is very accessible, I will run it up to the ceiling thru the joists then down on the foundation wall to the jet burner. (The main line and furnace are in the same room where I plan to brew in.)

I am not quite sure how to have the line run down on the wall, the work that's done with the other utilities is done with a flex line, yellow plastic covered pipe. How do I secure it the the wall is it a mystery. Do I transition to metal pipe ? Do I run it down and secure it on 2x6 ?

Also I want to be able to move my 3 tier station around, not much but enough to install with a quick connect pass the valve on the wall.

Silly questions I am sure...

Please drop me some advice and/or some pictures.

Looking forward to complete my setup to start my first brew!

Thanks in advance!
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:23 PM   #2
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If you're going to pull a permit & hire a professional, just explain to them how you intend to use the gas service, where you need it and let them figure out how to get it there & follow the codes, standard piping procedures etc.

 
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:40 PM   #3
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Doesn't gas work requires permits ?

 
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:59 PM   #4
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Depends where you live.

No permits required in Ontario, but you need someone with a gas license to do the work.

 
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:41 AM   #5
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I checked with the city I need permit in the Minneapolis area.

 
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:02 PM   #6
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I'm sure there's something in the code about running 120,000btu flame out in the open with no venting plan. Seriously think about how much CO is going to be generated here.
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:37 PM   #7
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If it's in the open there's no issue, if you're doing this in a basement, you're building a suicide machine, and yes it's thoroughly against code, no gas tech in their right mind is going to risk their license doing this.

 
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:55 PM   #8
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Oh, there is a going to be a vent outthere (420CFM flow) !

 
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:40 PM   #9
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I had a plumber run my gas line (flex) from my basement through my crawl space to my garage. He did all the connections from the hard pipe to the flex right through the wall into the basement. I can't remember how he connected it to the inside wall and it's in my crawal space so I cant access it easily but on the through wall he installed a valve with a special fitting. The fitting is a quick disconnect that only works with natural gas line/fittings. I went to home depot and bought a natural gas line for a BBQ ( I actually bought two and connected them) So now I have a 8 foot line that runs from my wall to my brew stand. The natural gas line came with the exact same quick disconnect that is installed on the wall, that I installed on my brew stand. The line connects between the two. I also had a valve installed at the hard pipe so I could stop gas from flowing to the garage valve.

 
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:23 PM   #10
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Thanks a lot Brew-ta-sauraus! (quite a dinosaur name)!

So they did the work thru the wall and then they exited with a valve and quick female disconnect. Then the line to the burner. Is this the one you bought ?
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...&storeId=10051

Can I dare to ask you how much it cost you ? I ran it by someone locally they asked $275 part included but to me sounds like it's a lot for such a simple job.

 
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