How deep does natural gas pipe have to be buried?

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  • Dfm Dfm on Mar 25, 2018
    check with your city or county codes. it can vary a bit from state to state.
  • Here is a link with general "rule of thumb" recommendations. BUT, always check with your local utility company as regulations vary from state to state and even County by County. For instance the regulations for where I live are different from those up at Mammoth and Lake Tahoe, where they get regular snow and hard freezes.


    Local building codes can be found on line for most municipalities - a quick call to City Hall can provide you with accurate local information. If replacing an existing line, you may not need a permit, but if running new lines, generally they do require permits and inspections.
  • Grandmasue10 Grandmasue10 on Mar 25, 2018
    Please make every effort to do this according to the rules. You don't want to blow yourself up or run into problems down the line.
  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Mar 25, 2018
    I would contact the gas company in my area for their dimensions...they do vary.
  • Janice Janice on Mar 25, 2018
    I am sure there are city, county, or state regulations regarding this. Call your gas company and ask questions. Some of these types of projects must be done to code and inspected so as to protect you and your neighbors from harm. Think of the liability you may have if you do it incorrectly.....and if or when you decide to sell your home.
  • Jana Jana on Mar 25, 2018
    Call your local gas company, they will know and can let you know.
  • Daniel D Brewer Daniel D Brewer on Mar 25, 2018
    Check with your local codes. Most are 18 to 24 inches deep.

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