Installing black pipe for gas logs is a precision operation. It is also dangerous if not trained in the proper threading and sealing operation needed to maintain a safe operation. This article will cover the reasons why black pipe is critical to successful gas log installations.
The installation of this material is so critical, many organizations like the Tennessee Gas Association establish codes and regulations. The pressure delivered in this pipe is large. The gas is flammable. Small leaks can spell big troubles. You do not want to trust just any handy man to install this pipe.
It is expensive, too. The pipe alone is easily over $500 for a typical installation with a meter that is close by. The true cost is in the installation. The pipe goes together in a reverse thread operation. If any changes are needed, most of the pipe has to be unscrewed and redone for the upgrade. Also, unless the length of pipe is exactly in 10 foot sections and nipples or 90 degrees are used, most pipe must be cut to scale. Black pipe for gas logs require special pipe cutters and expertise by the chimney company.
Run away from this type of proposal for gas work...
If a company or individual is willing to install gas lines with flexible connections all over the site or can not provide references with pictures of the work, stop and find another contractor. If it were easy and safe, gas line would be installed using a garden hose. Remember, this is your house and family’s safety here. Only allow qualified companies like Clear Chimney to install, maintain and service your natural gas or propane gas lines. Finally, when your gas fireplace is not working, call us for service.