How Much Does It Cost to Move a Gas Line in the Denver Area?
February 08, 2019
Pricing to move a gas line in the Denver area falls between $300 and $1,000. This price range typically includes the cost of the service call, labor and materials, testing and any required permits.
We know what you’re thinking:
That’s a huge price range! Please help me understand why there’s a $700 price gap.
Well, there are three factors that affect the why:
Pipeline size and length
DIY vs. professional installation
Let’s take a look at each of those factors in more detail.
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Factor #1: Site conditions
The first factor to determine is how many and what type of barriers the gas line needs to pass through. As with any other home improvement project, the costs tend to correlate with the complexity of the job.
For example, a less complex project, such as one that only involves cutting into drywall, is likely less expensive than a project that entails cutting through stone and/or bricks.
Factor #2: Pipeline size and length
Every gas pipe needs to be sized according to how many appliances are on the line, which means you don’t get much of a say when it comes to the size and length pipe you need.
Simply extending a gas line to a new appliance may seem logical in your situation, but it’s not always the best solution. It’s sometimes safer and/or more effective to run a new line back to the gas manifold (the main gas distribution point for your entire house). The right professional can help determine the best course of action for you.
Do you need help determining whether to extend an existing gas line or run a new one? Contact us.
Factor #3: DIY or professional install
If you’re thinking of moving a gas line on your own, don’t. It is dangerous for you and for your home because:
Without proper installation, gas leaks and explosions become serious concerns.
Special piping and other custom materials needed to complete the project aren’t sold to the general public.
In some areas, DIY gas line repairs/modifications is against local building codes.
So who is the best professional to contact if you need a gas line moved?
Well, logic may tell you to contact the local gas company to move your gas line, but it’s actually best to call the plumber. Contrary to popular belief, plumbers don’t just deal with water pipers. They actually repair and install any type of pipe—including gas pipes.
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