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how much will it cost to move my gas meter out side of my house

  • January 28 2010 - Westwood
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It would really depend on the distance you are moving it, and does not have that big a bearing on the cost. What really matters in where the gas line is in relation to where you want the new meter. Mine was essentially moved along the same gas line, just nearer to the source on the road. If I had wanted it to the side of the house it would have cost much more as this would involve more digging and new piping to be installed.
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Rupalshah

Contact your local gas supplier (E-Town, NUI, JCPL) and ask to speak to the construction department.

They will be able to come out and answer all your questions about moving your meter at no cost.  The first question is can it be moved and what will they charge (usualy a no cost service).

Once you have those answers, call a licensed plumber for the rest of the equation.
  • February 15 2010
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A lot depends on the utility company. Many utility companies will not let anyone else including licensed plumbers touch their side of the meter.  FYI, their side of the meter usual stops after the T on the supply side of the meter.  

They will often allow you or someone to dig the ditch for the new routing.  Depending on how new your service is the line is probable a high pressure plastic line.  It may be inside the old steel line if you have an older home and it was upgraded.  It does not take much to cut the plastic line so be very careful working around it.  

A plumbing can tell you the cost of bring the gas line in the house to the new location of the meter.  Make sure the plumber determines if the line needs to be resized due the the changed location. 

Something you may want to consider is the current size of your meter and service.  If you are thinking of adding any demand like an instant hot water heater or gas heater, gas dryer etc this would be the time to up size the service.  It may even be cheaper with the utility company to call the work an upgrade then relocation.    

 

  • February 10 2010
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I would start with calling the gas company and checking with them to see what your state regulations are. Licensed plumbers can move it but i would check with the gas company first. To warn this process can get expensive.

Joe B
Rockwood Ventures
www.RockwoodHomeBuilders.com

  • February 01 2010
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This is a question that only a licensed plumber can answer by coming to your home and assessing the situation..You want to make absolutely sure you are using a licensed plumber as if someone makes a mistake with a gas line it can be deadly 
  • January 29 2010
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It depends on how the pipes are located outside your homre and the current location of the meter.  Why don't you invite a couple of licensed contractors over to assess the situation and give you estimates.
  • January 28 2010
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