Sometimes, gas pipes have to be buried in concrete but there are certain protocols to follow.

1) A pipe (aka casing sleeve) must be layed in the concrete for the gas line to be placed in. This makes it easier to fix any future problems with the gas line (if need be) and reduces the instances of having to break up the concrete to get TO the gas line.

2) Placing the gas line in the pipe also helps to protect the line from corrosion as time goes on.

3) The types of pipes that you can use are…

  • Casing sleeves made of Schedule 40 steel
  • Wrought iron
  • PVC pipes
  • ABS pipes

4) Never install gas pipes through HVAC supply or return air ducts, laundry chutes, chimneys, gas vents, dumbwaiters or elevator shafts.

How Deep Do You Bury A Residential Gas Line?

Main gas lines are normally buried about 2 feet deep but service lines are normally buried only 18 inches deep.

Can You Run A Gas Pipe Under Floorboards?

Legally, yes but only if it’s properly encased and running through the floor joists. We strongly recommend that this installation be done by a professional plumber experienced with gas lines.

If you have any questions about gas pipes, call Atlantis Plumbing today at 770-505-8570. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.