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Old 05-14-2009, 04:07 PM   #1
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Default Running a gas line to the garage

I am considering heating my detached 2.5 car garage. It is about 80 ft away from the house.

The current game plan is to get a gas powered heater or old furnace out there. What is the best way to run the gas to and into the garage?

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Old 05-15-2009, 03:22 AM   #2
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I ran gas to my shop, and used 1" steel black pipe. Some states will allow pvc, but it is not a good idea, and can be dangerous. It's not that hard to do.

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Old 09-21-2009, 07:42 PM   #3
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I am not sure where you reside, but most jurisdictions allow or require MDPE gas line buried at a minimum 18" now. Some still allow epoxy coated black pipe with sealed and taped joints.
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Old 09-29-2009, 04:30 PM   #4
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I kept a wood stove in mine for some time. I had an exhaust system and it seemed to work great. It would get to hot at times, but as long as I kept it obstruction free it was better than any gas powered heater I've ever used. Not to mention my chances of blowing up were drastically reduced!
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:28 PM   #5
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had the same problem ran soft copper, from the house underground , removed a expansion joint to cross the concrete driveway and contuined underground to the workshop , note you can solder the fittings and extend lengths of piping if required ... how many btu;s of heat are you looking at ?... if you have a 2lb system you can run smaller line size and install a regulator at the appliance down to 1/2 lb ... this is kinda standard stuff did mine in about 4 afternoons installing the unit heater, venting, power wiring and gas line ... but I own a HVAC contracting company bigest issue was I wanted my shop to heat up quickly so I oversized a tad prior to the gas heat I had electric that was just too long of a heat up time by the time i quit blowing smoke it was time to go in for the night ... good luck
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:32 PM   #6
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When I looked into this for my upcoming project, I decided to go with propane because of cost and access and permits etc.

But what I did find was the best route was black pipe burried about 2 feet.

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