Natural gas offers a cost-effective and efficient way to heat the house. But to take advantage of what it offers, only the most experienced professional should be in charge of installing, maintaining and repairing gas-powered appliances and systems. Working with a team of licensed gas fitters can ensure your home has the correct set of gas pipes and that every other component of the gas pipeline is properly installed and ready to play its part.
The Local Plumber has some of the most skilled gas fitters and emergency plumbers in Melbourne. Our team has been helping homeowners and businesses with their gas fitting service needs for over 20 years. We guarantee top-notch and long-lasting gas-fueled appliances and systems by choosing to work with our team.
The Best Natural Gas Pipes
- PVC plastic
- Polyethylene pipe
What Is Gas Piping?
Gas piping is vital in keeping your home warm and gas-fueled appliances running. In the country, most households are dependent on natural gas for various uses. The preference for using it comes from affordability, eco-friendliness and safeness. Natural gas is a fossil fuel commonly used for heating but could also be used for cooking and generating electricity. This gas emits fewer greenhouse emissions compared to other materials like coal or oil. It is also cheaper and easier to use compared to other alternatives.
In homes, a gas pipeline delivers natural gas to an appliance. These pipes, usually copper or PVC plastic, are connected to your supplier’s wider gas network. Gas mains are usually located on the street, outside your property. Gas companies tap your home into this network and install a metre for you to start using their services. Once connected, a gas fitter should work on installing a gas outlet or service. They are also responsible for connecting various gas-powered appliances at home to your gas metre.
Which Piping Material is Best For A Gas Pipeline?
The gas pipe network in homes across the country are either made of copper or PVC plastic. But it does not automatically mean they are the best out there. It still all depends on your budget and how long you expect to use these pipes. The following are natural gas pipes commonly used across the country:
- PVC pipes – This pipe works well for natural gas lines and water supply. It is available in sizes of 3-6 meters and comes in various diameters. For those settling with this material, it is a must to not position this pipe in areas where there is direct sunlight. It also needs a solvent cement, primer or a push-to-connect fitting.
- Copper pipes – This material has been the go-to for years for transferring cold and hot water. It comes in various lengths, commonly between two to ten inches in size. Property owners who will be using it for transporting natural gas can opt for a thinner copper pipe while those who will be using it for gas service lines should choose thicker ones.
- Polyethylene pipe – For property owners who want natural gas to travel underground, a polyethylene pipe is the way to go. This pipe material is very sturdy and provides long-term resistance, which makes them ideal for underground gas transportation.
- Black pipe – It is a durable option for carrying natural gas from your supplier’s network to your home. It is generally made of steel or iron and is malleable, which makes it ideal for residential spaces. However, it must only be installed by an expert gas fitter to ensure reliability.
Who Can Install Gas Fittings?
Within Australia, selected emergency plumbing service professionals are also certified gas fitters. These professionals have spent years honing their skills on how to safely and properly work with gas-powered appliances and systems. While preparing to secure their plumbing licence, these individuals have picked up the needed experience and knowledge to help homeowners and businesses across the state with any concerns related to gas-powered appliances and systems.
Aside from having a dependable gas system, gas fitters can also help in preventing damaging consequences associated with using a gas-powered appliance or system. Carbon monoxide poisoning is unfortunately one of the more common side effects in homes and commercial spaces. The chances of this occurring increase when several appliances use natural gas. Fireplaces, gas stoves and ovens and hot water systems are common sources of carbon monoxide in residential buildings. By working with our 24hr emergency plumbers, we can ensure that the space has proper ventilation and carbon monoxide alarms installed.
We also help homeowners deal with issues associated with or install liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). Our team can guide you through the planning stage, determining which is the most effective and cost-efficient way for you to warm up the space or cook dinner.
Choose Melbourne’s Top Plumber for Gas Fitting Today!
Here at The Local Plumber, we have some of the most qualified gas fitters in Melbourne who can help with the installation, maintenance and repair of your gas-powered appliances and systems. From attending to gas-fueled hot water systems to your furnace or boiler, we have the experience to ensure they are reliable when winter comes. Each plumber in our team holds an Victorian gas plumbing licence.
Aside from gas fitting, our team also specialises in other emergency plumbing services. We are the preferred provider for installing and fixing hot water systems, showers and blocked drains. With our combined experience, skills and fast response time, locals across and around Melbourne continue to trust our 24 hour plumbing repair and installation team to help them when they need an expert. Contact The Local Plumber to experience why we remain the number 1 plumber for gas fitting and other plumbing services for Melbourne locals after more than two decades!