Types of Propane Gas Lines

by Puriry Makandi

Propane gas lines are manufactured using a wide variety of piping raw materials such as copper and plastic. Interior gas lines can be installed in homes and businesses which utilize durable, long-lasting piping materials. The gas is carried through gas piping located in walls, ceilings, foundations and attics of residential buildings.

Propane Gas Flex Lines

Gas lines.

Propane gas flex lines are also referred to as propane gas flexible lines. These gas lines are used in gas systems and are applied in indoor piping systems, allowing for easy installation of appliances and the flexibility of equipment when moved. However, frequent movement of appliances and equipment can result in stresses on the flex gas lines. These flex lines should be inspected regularly to prevent leaks from cracked flex gas lines. Propane gas flex lines can constitute multilayered composite tubing with interior aluminum tubing. Most propane gas flex lines are durable and reliable — they do not corrode or rust easily.

Underground Propane Gas Lines

PVC pipes connect underground lines.

Underground propane lines are mainly used in circumstances where natural gas is not available. They eliminate the need for storing gas for future use in individual tanks so you just pay for the amount consumed. Underground propane gas lines are usually used together with underground tanks which are made of steel. Underground tanks are available in a wide range of sizes and capacities and can be blended with most landscaping designs to limit visual obstruction. Underground propane gas lines can run up to 500 feet if they have been sized correctly. Protective measures can then be adopted, such as placing the gas line in a PVC sleeve or wrapping it with a protective tape.

Propane Gas Yard Lines

Gas lines in yard.

Propane gas yard lines are connected from the gas mains to the meters located at various homes. They are usually located underground, along the streets or along rear property lines. These yard lines are usually under very high pressure and gas leaks usually occur if the lines are damaged. Marks should be made on the properties where the yard gas lines are installed to warn people against digging in those areas. The meters located at a home measures the amount of gas consumed at that address.

About the Author

Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Puriry Makandi has been writing since 2008. She works as a writer for Kitabu Publishers, where she writes features and news articles, among other assignments. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in literature from Egerton University.

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