New Construction/Rehab Process
North Shore Gas will work with your business at every stage to ensure that your construction project goes smoothly.
There are also code requirements regarding the distance of your gas meter from windows, make-up air (from appliances like a furnace water heater), or fresh air intake. We recommend that you discuss these issues with the electrician or heating contractor.
How To Get A New Gas Service Pipe And Meter Installed
The ideal location for the gas meter is on the front of the house, or 4 feet back on the side of the house. It should be 3 to 4 feet from any electric source, including electric meters, air-conditioning units or electric outlets.
For assistance with your project — including equipment recommendations, site plan reviews and technical support — please identify your location and contact your Construction Coordinator. The experts at North Shore Gas can help you avoid costly delays and problems down the road.
- Download an application and fax it to your Construction Coordinator.
- Contact your Construction Coordinator and schedule an appointment to meet at job site.
- Make sure you have the following information available:
- Load Information in Cubic-Feet-Per-Hour (CFH): Include any special pressure requirements for commercial appliances, rooftop units and natural gas generators.
- Service Pipe Location(s): Let us know your desired location(s) (referencing the nearest lot line) and we will try to accommodate you.
- Responsible Person: Designate the person responsible for managing the project or coordinating the utility site details, such as the owner, project manager, construction superintendent, mechanical contractor, HVAC contractor or plumber.
- Detailed Utility Site Plan: Provide final plans that show where easements, property lines and other on-site utility lines are located: fuel, water, sewer, telephone, electric, etc. This facilitates design turnaround time and minimizes the possibility of changes later.
- Business Information: Provide your tax identification number, as well as relevant financial information, so that we can set up your account.
- Before you dig, call 800-892-0123.
Please plan on scheduling your service pipe installation when the foundation is poured and back-filled. This allows our service crews to complete their work before other trades are on the job site.
For safety reasons, our crews will not install service if: debris, lumber or scaffolding are present in the work area, the requested meter location fails to meet minimum clearances or the fuel line fails a pressure test. Working closely with your Construction Coordinator will help you avoid any unexpected delays.