Should I Hire a Specialty Natural Gas Plumber?

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Debra Sarha

Subject: Gas line???

I am buying a house that has electric everything! It is beautiful and I want it!!!! But this is my last house and I want a gas stove. Where or who do I call to see if a gas line is there or if one can be put in?

Adam

Subject: Gas Line Move into Wall - Stove/Range

Does anyone know how much it should cost to move a gas line for the range into a wall? I've been quoted $950. I've checked online and this seems VERY high to what I've researched. I'm in Santa Clarita, CA. (New York City, quotes were $400-$500 less.)

Al Haddad

Subject: GAS LINE INSIDE KITCHEN VENT

WHILE RENOVATING OUR KITCHEN, WE DECIDED TO TAKE THE VENT HOOD TO OUTSIDE. AS WE CUT THE SHEET ROCK WE FOUND THE GAS LINE RUNNING IN THE CENTER OF THE WALL WHERE THE VENT DUCT IS SUPPOSE TO GO. IS IT SAFE TO LEAVE ONLY 6" OF THE METAL GAS LINE EXPOSED IN THE CENTER OF THE DUCT?

THANKS

AL

Joel Rodriguez

Subject: Need Natural Gas line Run

I have a rental and the renter called complaining about a gas leak. CPS Energy came out and determined that the leak was under the house. They will not come back out and turn on the gas until a licensed plumber comes out and fixes the problem. I am thinking that I may need to re-route the plumbing. What are my options? How soon can this be fixed?

Brian Jernigan

Subject: Need Natural Gas line run

I need a natural gas line run from the corner of the house threw the Privacy Fence around brick on house about 12 feet attached to brick of house with coupling, hard line attached to nipple and then have fexible line attached to other side for attaching to generator.

Orlando Logelin

Subject: Gas Grill

We are replacing an old natiral gas grill with a new one. The old grill is on a channel fixed in the ground. The new one is a carriage style. The gas line is available through the channel but may need to be bent to fit in the new grill.

Arthur Rajanayakam

Subject: Gas Cooking range

I am replacing an electric oven with a gas cooking range. The gas pipe line is under the kitchen and we have a 4 feet crawl space. Do I need a gas certified plumber to give the connection from the pipeline to the floor of the kitchen or could I do it my self as the home owner?

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I second the original question (still unanswered). Speaking as someone who logged in today to try to find an attorney, I see this category as one that's exactly what I have my Angie's List membership for:

1. It's important that I find a good one
2. I'm not an expert enough to know myself who is a good one
3. The industry is full of advertisements and misinformation
4. I wish I knew what experiences other people have had


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I don't care about lawns--I planted mine in clover and don't have to mow it. When I do need to mow I use a rotary Fiskars mower, which is great--or a scythe. That's right--a scythe (the European type, which is smaller, and it's very good exercise). Gas-powered mowers, chemical fertilizers and weed killers--all nasty stuff that gets into everyone's air, soil, and water. I'm sure my neighbor doesn't like my wildflowers, semi-wild pockets of fruit bushes, and unmown areas and yes, dandelions (I have 10 acres) but that's too bad. It's better habitat for wildlife, especially the pollinators on which our food supply depends. I think this obsession with the Great American Lawn is a waste of time and resources. Plant some food instead.


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I'm not sure Angie et. al. want you to have a complete answer to this question. By re-subscribing at the Indiana State Fair in 2012, I think I paid $20.00 per year for a multi- year subscription. Maybe even less. At the other extreme--and I hope my memory isn't faulty about this--I think the price, for my area, for ONE year was an outrageous $70.00. And they debited me automatically without warning. I had to opt out of that automatic charge. I like Angie's List, but if some of the companies they monitor behaved the way they do in this respect, they'd be on some sort of Pages of Unhappiness. I'll be interested to see if this comment gets published or censored out of existence.
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That's very difficult to answer without seeing the house. As one poster said, the prep is the most important part. On newer homes that don't have a lot of peeling paint, the prep can be very minimal even as low as a couple or a few hundred dollars for the prep labor.

On a 100 year old home with 12 coats of peeling paint on it, then the prep costs can be very high and can easily exceed 50% of the job's labor cost.

A 2100 sq ft two story home could easily cost $1000 just for the labor to prep for the paint job. That number could climb too. Throw in lots of caullking  or window glazing, and you could be talking a couple or a few hundred dollars more for labor.

Painting that home with one coat of paint and a different color on the trim could run roughly $1000 or more just for labor. Add a second coat  and that could cost close to another $1000 for labor.

For paint, you may need 20 gallons of paint. You can pay from $30-$70 for a gallon of good quality exterior paint. The manufacturer of the paint should be specified in any painting contract. Otherwise, the contractor could bid at a Sherwin-Williams $60 per gallon paint and then paint the house with $35 Valspar and pocket the difference. $25 dollars per gallon times 20 gallons? That's a pretty penny too.

That was the long answer to your question. The short answer is $2000 to $4000 and up, depending upon the amount of prep, the number of coats, the amount of trim, and the paint used.