When sweating or soldering copper pipes, we have been asked about the use of propane or MAP gas. Actually, both types of fuel will do the job. Most of the plumbers I work with use B tanks with acetylene. I even carry a tank in the truck for occasional use with two quick-change tips, but for the DIY a small propane bottle will work fine.
Certain plumbing projects require specialized knowledge. One such area is the natural gas pipeline. Most homeowners understand plumbing as a utility line that deals with water and sewage systems. But in fact, there is much more to the profession and gas plumbing is one of the specialties in the field.
Now that you know they exist, make sure you hire a real natural gas plumber for any project involving gas lines in your home in the Indianapolis area. Significant levels of hydrogen sulfide in natural gas can react negatively with these materials, but almost all natural gas for residential use goes through a sulfur recovery unit to avoid these problems. Since pipes carrying natural gas are potentially more dangerous than water pipes if not installed correctly, it makes sense to choose an experienced natural gas plumber to work on your home in central Indiana. If you are wondering if you can install an outdoor underground PEX gas line yourself, the answer is that it is better to leave this to the gas company.
A natural gas plumber is responsible for installing, extending and repairing natural gas lines and installing associated appliances. The pipes upstream of the gas meter and the meter itself are usually the responsibility of the gas company. It is most commonly used for external underground gas lines that deliver large quantities of gas to service an entire neighborhood.