Gas Piping in Sun Lakes
We approach every Sun Lakes job with the considerations of the total BTU (British Thermal Load) requirements of the Sun Lakes job. Every gas appliance has a total BTU rating plate. We add up all of the appliances ratings and come up with the total BTU load for your Sun Lakes job. We then determine which type of pipe is best suited for the Sun Lakes job. Then we use formulas to appropriately size the pipe. In some cases we will oversize the pipe for future use the Sun Lakes customer has told us about. We use a variety of Sun Lakes approved gas pipe.
Underground Gas Pipe in Sun Lakes
We use polyethylene gas pipe in Sun Lakes. It’s the same piping that the gas company puts in the ground in Sun Lakes. We only use socket fusion or butt fusion to put the pipe together. When adding a Tee or a Riser it is necessary to add fittings in Sun Lakes. When we fuse the pipe the fittings and pipe are actually stronger than the original pipe when the process is done. Fusing the pipe is done by a certified installer with special tools to ensure a proper fuse every time. After the pipe is fused, it is installed 18” below ground with an approved tracer wire. The purpose of the tracer wire is so the pipe can be located after it is buried with a locating machine. The line is pressurized and awaits inspection from the local inspector, as is all types of gas pipe we use. After we have received our inspection from the local jurisdiction, we add shading on top of the pipe then backfill the trench.
Above Ground Gas Pipe in Sun Lakes
We use schedule 40 metallic gas pipe in Sun Lakes. It is normally mounted along a Sun Lakes structure and must be supported as per Sun Lakes code requirements.
Interior Gas Pipe in Sun Lakes
We can use schedule 40 metallic gas pipe or corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST) in Sun Lakes. CSST has become very popular over the last decade in Sun Lakes because of its ease of installation.