: IM INSTALLING A GAS LOG SET IN MY WOOD BURNING MASONARY FIREPLACE. THE QUESTION I HAVE IS SHOULD I RUN BLACK PIPE OR CAN I USE COPPER TUBING WITH FLARED ENDS. ALSO CAN THE SHUT OFF VALVE BE LOCATED INSIDE THE FIREPLACE OR OUTSIDE. THE GAS LINE WILL BE A 10 TO 15 FEET RUN IN THE CRAWL SPACE.I PREVIOUSLY CHANGED MY DRYER TO GAS AND RELOCATED MY GAS HOT WATER HEATER,SO I HAVE RUN GAS LINES BEFORE WITH NO PROBLEMS. THANK YOU
Hopefully when you relocated the other gas appliances in your house you used black steel piping and fittings. Shut off valves for indoor gas fireplaces are installed right at the appliance, in the fire place. The instructions that came with the unit specify it. This sounds like a job for a licensed plumber. All the ones I installed were filed, inspected and approved by a plumbing inspector.
Good Luck. e-plumber