Gas Line Replacement in Bridgeville, PA 15017

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Steps to Replace a Gas Line or Steps to Install a Gas Line Replacement

  1. Mark area of excavation with white paint.  When using excavator call 1-call for utility company location of public utilities 3 days before work begins.
  2. Excavate near existing curb stop.  Excavate where gas line enters home.  Expose, and cut both ends.  Keep existing pipe clean of debris. 
  3. Insert new yellow gas pipe inside existing cast iron gas pipe.  This creates a 2nd wall that protects the plastic gas pipe.  Add sleeve where it goes through foundation walls, or goes through concrete.  Seal up all penetrations to make air and water tight seal.  This is done by using elastomeric gaskets, silicone, caulking, or hydraulic cement.
  4. Install new meter bar, sleeve, gas line, and backfill with sand to protect new gas line, test with kuhlman gauge or spring gauge. 
  5. Install tracer wire from curb stop to new meter bar
  6. Connect new gas pipe to gas company main using transition fitting.  Connect new gas pipe to new gas meter bar.
  7. Test new line using Kuhlman gauge or Spring Gage depending on gas company requirements and Plumber specified requirements
  8. Test with Gas company who installs meter. In our area this is typically Columbia Gas and Peoples Gas which now owns Equitable Gas. 
  9. Add sand around new piping to protect pipe
  10. Backfill soil, add stone when appropriate.
  11. Backfill and tamp. In areas of sidewalks we typically add b2 gravel to grade to prevent trip hazard until homeowner can hire concrete contractor to repair.
  12. In areas of the yard, we backfill and tamp.  We mound up excess soil so that when ground settles it will look more natural. 
  13. We cleanup by removing excess concrete, tools, soil, rock, sand, trash off worksite.  Depending on time of year we may use brooms or hoses to wash down the areas we work on.