Wyman Plumbing & Mechanical in Phoenix, AZ, handles gas lines for stoves, so you don’t have to! In fact, we have more than 20 years of experience with installing new gas lines. Our team has the necessary training to replace and install underground and above-ground gas lines. Whether you need a full pipe system or simply need a few new feet, Wyman Plumbing & Mechanical has got you covered!
Why Do I Need a New Gas Line in Phoenix?
If you’ve been relying on an electrically powered system until now, there are many noteworthy reasons to consider switching to gas. First off, you’re going to save money because gas lines are more efficient than electric. Many people who’ve made the switch were amazed that they saved up to $1,500 during the first year alone. It might take a few years for your overall savings to kick in.
Another prime reason to make the switch is that it’s more environmentally friendly. Did you know that electricity is almost 75 percent less efficient than gas? That’s a lot of wasted potential! It sends your electric bill soaring, and it’s bad for the environment. Switching to gas does require an initial investment, but it’s definitely worth it.
Have you ever daydreamed about having a custom outdoor space for cooking? Having gas lines installed is the best way to ensure you can grill or cook on demand. Making a dedicated outdoor space makes a lot of sense when you live in the Phoenix area. After all, the weather will almost always be accommodating!
Consult a Professional
So, how do you go about having new gas lines installed? The best way is by calling a professional plumber such as the ones at Wyman Plumbing & Mechanical. You should always speak to a professional before moving forward, especially because of how dangerous it is. Our plumbing team can eliminate your risk of not meeting home safety codes. Additionally, we’ll ensure that your gas lines are installed quickly but with great care.
British Thermal Unit (BTU) is the standard that gas lines need to use. To put it simply, one BTU equals raising enough energy to increase the heat of one pound of water by one degree. This may seem like an odd way to measure what’s needed, but it’s what we use in the United States. To give you a better understanding of how BTUs are necessary, the U.S. required an astounding 101.3 quadrillion BTU in 2018 alone.
For cooking purposes, you can actually find out your stove’s BTU rating. This will make it a breeze to determine your requirements, including the size of your gas line. If you need to determine the required BTU to power more than just your stove, there are various options available.
There is a rather simple formula you can use to get an approximate idea of how many BTUs will meet your needs. When you’re heating your home, for instance, you should take the desired temperature change, multiply it by how many square feet you’re heating, and then multiply that by .133. This will give you a good idea of how many BTUs are necessary, but it won’t provide the exact number. Fortunately, this is where our plumbers come in!
Making sure you have the correct pipe size for your stove is an absolute must. Begin by finding out your stove’s BTU input rate. Pay close attention, as each individual burner will have its own specific rate. Approximately 7,000 BTU is the average, but it’s far from the only option. There are plenty of stoves that have a burner set as low as 5,000 BTU and as high as 10,000 BTU.
Once you’ve figured out how many BTUs your stove uses, you’ll need to find out how much gas it uses. For this measurement, you’ll use cubic feet per hour (cfh). Next, convert this by taking the BTU and dividing it by 1,000. For example, if your stove uses 60,000 BTU, then the cfh usage will be 60. Take the amount you’re left with and consult a gas piping table to learn what diameter gas pipe will work for you.
Another thing you’ll need to calculate is the length of your pipe. This can be done by checking the distance from your gas meter to the appliance that sits farthest from the meter. If you’re having some difficulty keeping up with us, don’t worry. You’re far from alone. Relying on a professional plumber to take care of everything for you is a much easier way of having a new line installed. Again, it’s a lot safer too.
Local Codes and Regulations
Aside from figuring out your BTUs and cfh, it’s also necessary to meet any and all local codes and regulations. Phoenix has several of them, and our plumbers are well aware of how they work. Reading the gas piping installation guide from the Phoenix Fuel Gas Code is likely to make the majority of readers say, “Huh?”
Some of the codes and regulations you must follow include:
- Underground pipes must be factory coated
- Bury them at least 18″ deep
- Mark intervals of five feet
- Get an inspection
Avoid these hassles by hiring a professional plumber, instead. Our plumbers have a full understanding of what they’re required to do. You can save yourself a lot of time and difficulty by turning to us. Also, our plumbers will always get it right the first time! There will be no need for repeat inspections.
As previously mentioned, it’s always vital to place safety at the top of your list. This isn’t something you should ever take lightly, particularly where it concerns gas lines. That’s due to the fact that a faulty gas line can cause your entire house to go up in flames. In other words, gas lines are not the place to cut corners.
Here are signs that something might be wrong with your outdoor gas line. Breathing in natural gas can lead to symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting. Elevated levels of natural gas exposure can result in natural gas poisoning, leading to symptoms such as fatigue, memory problems, loss of concentration, nausea, loss of consciousness, and even suffocation. This is why hiring trained professionals like the plumbers at Wyman Plumbing & Mechanical makes sense for any gas line work.
Choose a Professional Plumbing Team in Phoenix
Wyman Plumbing & Mechanical is your one-stop source for plumbing needs, including repairs, gas lines, reverse osmosis systems, and tankless water heaters. We also repair appliances, conduct smoke testing, and repair drains. Our expert plumbers can handle any issue you’ve got.
We’ve currently got a 5-star average on Google out of more than 900 reviews, so you know that we’ll get the job done right the first time! Additionally, we’re proud to have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. We’ve also earned the Neighborhood Favorite award from Nextdoor, the Super Service Award from Angie’s List, and the West Valley Favorites award from Independent News Media.
Contact Wyman Plumbing & Mechanical in Phoenix today to have new gas lines professionally installed!