Moving the gas lines may become a necessity when installing a new appliance, remodeling a kitchen or updating an older home. Whether homeowners need to move the gas pipes a few inches, a few feet or to another part of the house, this job requires specialized knowledge of pressurized gas systems and pipefitting techniques.
|What you can expect|
|Range per line:||$840.30||$1,029.25|
|Range for this type of project:||$840||$1,029|
Basic Labor for Gas Line Moving / Relocation
Standard labor cost to move gas line, from a full site assessment to preparation, installation and cleanup. New connection and shut-off valve will be fit and installed, secured, and tested for leaks. Line can extend up to 30' from existing connection.
Job Supplies for Gas Line Moving / Relocation
Standard supplies and materials used in the moving and installation process, such as connectors, fittings, and mounting hardware.
Equipment Allowance for Gas Line Moving / Relocation
Overhead cost to maintain heavy equipment, such as the pipe cutter and threader, tubing cutter, brazing kit, and pipe wrenches. This is assessed as a daily rental fee, while single-use elements will incur separate charges.
|cost to move a gas line|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per line||$130.87|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 1 line||$919.80|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 1 line||$826.84 - $1,012.76|
First, the plumber must turn off the gas supply and safely depressurize the lines before disconnecting and removing the old pipes and cutting and threading the new ones. Next, the plumber uses specialized techniques to create welded, threaded or flared fittings that join the new and existing pipes. Once the new gas lines and valves are in place, the plumber restores the gas supply and performs final pressure tests.
The cost of moving a gas line depends on the scope of the project and possible complicating factors associated with the existing infrastructure or building's layout. The following items may influence the cost of materials and labor:
The cost of the project also increases if additional construction is needed to access the work area. For example, the plumber may have to cut through the floor or wall to access concealed gas pipes.
Due to potential safety concerns, building projects that involve moving the gas lines should be performed by a master plumber who has the appropriate license endorsement. By hiring a professional, homeowners can be certain that the completed work complies with all building codes and passes the final inspection. A plumber can also help with securing the necessary permits.