Guidelines For Meter Install
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All customers gas piping (which is located downstream of the meter) must be installed and have an air test (20 psi for 20 minutes) and a Fort Hill service representative must witness this test before we can install the meter. For commercial installations and two-pound systems, call our service department for the pressure test requirements.
All gas appliances and customer piping must be installed according to the manufacturers installation instructions and The National Fuel Gas Code (NFPA 54). Fort Hill's service representative must have escorted access to the inside of the house or building to inspect the installation if there are any appliances inside.
Please provide us with the name of the insured dealer who is installing the customer piping and/or appliances for our records. The insured dealer will call Fort Hill for our inspection and meter after the installation has been completed. Anderson and Oconee counties require a permit from the building codes department. After the Fort Hill service representative approves the installation, he will install the meter. The insured dealer is then responsible for connecting the customer piping to the meter and starting the gas appliances.
For our records, property owners who choose to install their own gas appliances are required to sign a liability release statement. These installations are subject to the same rules and regulations as dealer installed appliances and must be inspected by our service department. After the Fort Hill service representative approves the installation, he will install the meter. The property owner will be responsible for connecting their piping to the meter and starting the gas appliances.