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How do I find the gas lines in my house?

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Asked by: Amy Garcia

How do I know if I have gas line?

How can you find out if you have any and how many gas lines are on your property? A natural gas meter on your property will be an indication of a natural gas line in the vicinity which most likely will indicate a gas line on the property that you will be responsible to maintain.

Where is the gas shut off valve?

Your main shut off valve is located just before the gas meter. This is called your “street side valve”. On the inside of your house, where the pipe enters your house, you can find your “house side valve.” This ball valve is attached to a black iron pipe.

How do I turn off my gas line?

Locate your main gas service shutoff valve. It’s usually the first fitting on the natural gas supply pipe coming out of the ground next to the meter. With a wrench, turn the lever in either direction until it is crosswise to the pipe. Once the gas is turned off, leave it off.

How do I find out if a property has gas supply?

You can use Find My Supplier and the Meter Number Helpline to find out who supplies your gas as well as find your MPRN number and gas transporter. Your MPRN, or “Meter Point Reference Number”, is a way of identifying the unique gas supply to your property.

How do I know if I have a gas line to my stove?

The space for your stove is gas-ready if and only if there is a gas line, generally either copper or steel and with NPT threads, protruding from the wall or floor behind your existing stove, with a shut-off valve installed.

What does the gas valve look like?

The valve will usually look like a small rectangle, and you’ll need a special wrench to turn it. When it’s open, the long side is parallel to the incoming gas pipe. To stop the flow of gas, close the valve by turning it perpendicular to the incoming line.

Do houses have a gas shut-off valve?

Houses with natural gas have a main shutoff valve (Fig. A) located just before the gas meter. This valve, often called the street-side valve, is normally a rectangular nub (Photo 1). When the long side of the nub or handle is parallel to the incoming gas line, it’s open and the gas is flowing.

What color are gas shut off valves?

While a gas valve handle color is often yellow or red you will also find gas-rated shutoffs with valve handles in other colors such as green or blue. Plumbers don’t rely on the gas valve handle color.

Can I get connected to mains gas?

To get your property connected to a gas supply you’ll need to contact your local distribution network operator (DNO). DNOs are the companies that own and operate the infrastructure that delivers gas to your property.

How do I reconnect my gas supply?


Press and hold the orange button until you see the message release a for gas. Take your finger off the button wait and this can take over a minute until you see the screen which looks like this.

How much does it cost to get gas connected to a house UK?

A simple gas pipe connection to a property within 23m of the mains supply should cost around £400. A complex or longer connection (over 23m) will cost approximately £1,250.

How do I find out if a property has a gas supply UK?

Finding a gas or electricity supplier

  1. Use their online Find My Supplier search tool.
  2. Call them on 0870 608 1524.


Who is responsible for gas pipes before the meter UK?

The property owner is responsible for maintaining internal pipes leading from the meter to gas appliances such as boilers, cookers and heaters and for making sure all gas appliances in the property are checked and serviced annually.