New Gas Fireplace or Log Set? We Install Gas Lines & Will Make Sure Setup Is Done Right

You’ve always dreamt of making the switch from a wood-burning fireplace to a gas-fueled one and now’s the best time to do it. The problem? You don’t currently have a gas line installed.

Fortunately for you, there’s an easy solution – hire Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service. When it comes to installing your new gas fireplace or appliance, our team has the experience and training to make sure everything is set up safely and to code, so you won’t have to worry about a thing.

Whether you’re converting your traditional wood-burning fireplace to gas by adding a set of gas logs or having a new gas fireplace added to a favorite room in the home, the installation and setup process doesn’t have to be stressful. You don’t even have to worry about coordinating the schedules of multiple companies! Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service is your one-stop shop for gas appliance installation and gas line installation.

Call us at 919-747-1859 to set up an appointment or book with us online.

What Is a Gas Line & Why Would I Need One?

A gas line is a pipeline that transports natural gas or propane from an outdoor source into your home to power gas-fueled appliances and your heating system. There are two types of gas lines for residential homes:

  1. Branch lines: These run from your home’s main line to individual appliances that run on natural gas.
  2. Drop lines: These are vertical pipes that use pressure to deliver gas directly to appliances.

It’s not possible to run a gas appliance without access to a source of gas. If you want to use a gas fireplace or gas-fueled fire pit and you don’t already have a usable gas line on your property, you will need to have one installed by a professional.

Mr. Smokestack Chimney Services installs gas lines for the following appliances:

  • Gas logs
  • Gas fireplaces and inserts
  • Outdoor kitchens
  • Fire pits
  • Outdoor fireplaces
  • Grills
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Does Mr. Smokestack install gas lines for other appliances?

We’re chimney and fireplace specialists, so we’re happy to install gas lines to meet the hearth heating needs of our clients. That said, we do not install gas lines for other appliances in the home. For those services, you’ll need to call a licensed plumber or contractor.

Do I Need a Permit To Run a Gas Line?

Whether you need a permit to run a gas line depends on your location and the specific regulations set by your local government. In North Carolina, permits are required for gas line installations, but it’s not something you have to worry about – that’ll be on us.

We’ll secure all of the necessary permits before we get started. We guarantee that your gas line will be installed safely and up to code.

Can I Run a Gas Line Myself or Do I Need to Hire a Professional?

Running a gas line isn’t a quick, easy DIY project you can take on over a weekend, and working with gas can be dangerous if you’re inexperienced. If the line isn’t installed correctly, it may leak which could lead to carbon monoxide poisoning, a fire, or an explosion.

Even if you currently have gas service in your home, there’s a lot to consider when adding a new line. For example, is the line properly sized to run the new appliance and the existing line supplies?

For the best possible outcome – and the safest – turn to a certified professional with the proper training and experience in running gas lines for your installation. Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service has run gas lines for residents in Broadway and Raleigh for almost two decades. Schedule an appointment with our team now by calling 919-747-1859 or book with us online.

Can I Get a Gas Line Installed to My Traditional Wood-Burning Fireplace?

Yes, it is possible to install a gas line to a traditional wood-burning fireplace in order to convert it into a gas fireplace. If you have an outdated, masonry fireplace that you are looking to spruce up (without losing its charm), we have options for you.

We can install gas lines in traditional masonry fireplaces to modernize your current system, all while maintaining that timeless aesthetic. Having a gas line run to your traditional masonry fireplace and installing a set of gas logs or a gas insert is a great way to transform an old, drafty fireplace into a clean, green, efficient-heating machine.

Keep in mind that we will need to determine whether or not your fireplace and chimney are suitable for gas conversion. If this is a process you’re interested in starting, reach out to Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service and one of our technicians will come out to assess your chimney system.

How Do I Maintain a Gas Line?

Gas lines and gas-powered appliances require regular maintenance to ensure they function properly and safely. This includes inspecting for leaks, cleaning components, and replacing damaged parts. You should have your gas line inspected every one to two years depending on how many gas-fueled appliances you have.

You should also have each appliance inspected regularly. If you have a gas fireplace, gas insert, or gas logs, the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) recommends at least one professional inspection each year.

When Should I Replace My Gas Line?

Your gas line is exposed to the elements since it’s placed underground. That said, a properly installed line could last as long as 50 years depending on the type of material it’s made out of, how well it’s maintained, and the quality of gas used.

The most used materials for gas lines include black steel, copper, corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST), and plastic piping (PEX). Black steel and copper pipes can often last 50-plus years, while CSST and PEX pipes often have shorter lifespans that range from 20 to 50 years.

You may need to repair or replace your gas line if you notice the following:

  • Rust and cracks are beginning to form on the line.
  • There’s an inadequate supply to your appliances.
  • You notice an unexplained spike in utility bills.
  • Strange odors are coming from the gas line.
  • You can hear hissing or whistling sounds coming from the gas line or gas appliances.
  • Soot or dark stains around gas appliances that may be due to gas line problems.

How Much Does It Cost to Get a Gas Line Installed?

While our gas line installation rates typically start around $1400, the ultimate cost of installation can fluctuate due to many factors. The cost of permits, material type, and the kind of gas (natural gas vs. propane) are just a few things that can affect the overall price. The length of the gas line also plays a big role in cost. Longer gas lines require more materials and labor, leading to higher installation costs.

If you have questions about pricing or estimates, get in touch with our customer service team.

For Fast & Safe Gas Line Installation, Call Mr. Smokestack

Ready to start enjoying the comfort and convenience of a gas fireplace or log set? Upgrade your masonry fireplace or get that outdoor fire pit you’ve always wanted. You can go from wood to gas in no time with the help of your friends at Mr. Smokestack Chimney Service. Schedule an appointment with us online or call 919-747-1859 today.


When it comes to a gas fireplace,  our professional technicians have all the installation or restoration skills you could possibly need.