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cleanqueen

11:39AM | 11/25/03
Member Since: 11/24/03
1 lifetime posts
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I've got a wood burning fireplace and would like to have a gas line ran to it for some gas logs. My subdivision doesn't have access to gas so I want to have a propane tank set for this and also to heat my wood shop. I've gotten two quotes to run the gas line and I can't believe they want $2200 to do this! Could I possibly do this myself and then have a plumber hook up the gas line to the fireplace?

Also am I getting a snow job on these quotes, or do they just not want to do this job or is that the going rate?

k2

03:29PM | 11/25/03
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
Greetings cleanqueen,

First, I think that propane can be really scary stuff...and I don't suggest doing this yourself!

I'd say it depends on what needs to be done--how involved it all is--but $2200 sounds like a lot to me.

I recently had a natural gas line plumbed in for a kitchen stove; it was around $200 but it only went (outside the house) from downstairs to upstairs.

See if you can find an independent plumber who'll work for time and materials. I think my plumber charged about $50 per hour and I thought that was fine. Plus was only about 3 hours work! I had gotten quotes up to $1200 for the job. But WHY??? For 3 hours work this sounded quite outrageous to me.

Perhaps your neighbor(s) might know of a plumber in your area?

Good luck,
-k2

plumber Tom

04:05AM | 11/28/03
Member Since: 05/10/03
810 lifetime posts
Recommend a plumber doing the job, because propane gas line will require flared fittings, NOT compression. $2,200.00 is not just outrageous it's robbery! The new tank can be installed outside right near the fireplace with 3/8" O.D. soft copper, with final connection made by others.(propane supplier)Make sure the flared aluminum connection piece is used inside the FP that comes supplied with the logs.
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