Gas Supply

The usual practice is for the public-service gas company to run its pipes to the exterior wall of a building, terminating with a brass shutoff valve and gas meter.
The gas piping from the load side of the meter is generally extended to the inside of the building. From this point, the plumbing contractor or gas-pipe fitter runs lines through the building to the various fixture outlets. When the pressure of the gas supplied by the public-service company is too high for the devices in the building, a pressure-reducing valve can be installed near the point where the line enters the building. This valve is usually supplied by the gas company.

Besides municipal codes governing design and installation of gas piping and devices, the gas utility serving the area will usually have a number of regulations that must be followed. Typically, meters are required to be installed outside the building. The gas supply should not enter the building from below grade unless
certain venting requirements are met, and gas pressure regulators installed inside the building must be vented to the outdoors. The local authorities and gas utility should be consulted as to special regulations relating to the installation of the gas piping system.

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