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After struggling for months to make my plumbing system work properly, I started realizing that part of the problem might be the supplies I was using. I began working hard to make sure that things were right, and it became clear to me that I needed to invest in different equipment. It was really incredible to see how much of a difference a few of the right plumbing supplies made, and I was able to get things fixed up. This blog is all about finding great plumbing supplies to make your home better than ever. After all, you never know what you will need to fix.


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New Gas Line Installation: FAQs

Shannon Obrien

Perhaps you have just purchased a new hot water heater or maybe you have a new gas stove. In either case, you may have to get a new gas line installed to power your new appliance. Even though installing gas lines can seem like a major process, it is really not all that difficult to get done if you get in touch with the right professionals. Take a look at some of the common questions people tend to have about new gas line installation and the answers you need to know.

Can a plumber install a gas line for you?

Plumbers can usually install gas lines for you because they have the necessary training to do so. A lot of the skills between HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) technicians and plumbers overlap because many of the applications of both fields require similar skill sets. It is not at all uncommon for a professional plumber to be hired to install a new gas water heater, for example, and installing a gas line to fuel the new appliance will be part of that process. 

How much will you have to pay to get a gas line installed?

Gas line installation services can vary in cost according to who you get to do the job and how the line will have to be installed. If you do hire a plumber to install a gas line, you can expect the job to take between two and four hours, and you will likely be charged by the hour. Most plumbers charge something like $45 to $65 per hour for labor plus the parts, so the total job will likely cost you something like $200 to $500. A few situations that can make the job take longer and cost more would be if:

  • There is an old line that has to be removed 
  • The gas line has to be especially long 
  • The line has to go into a place that is especially hard to get to 

Can you reuse existing gas lines you already have?

It is never a good idea to reuse natural gas or propane lines. If you have old lines in the house that were once used for other appliances, such as an old gas stove or furnace, it is best to have them removed and new lines installed where you need them. The fittings and lines are usually designed for one-time use, meaning once they have served their intended purpose, they should be removed. 

For more information, contact a company like Scotto Services Plumbing.