Gas Installations

Your Gauteng Gas Equipment Installers

Our Savvy team can safely install gas installations in your home or business. We’ve been in business since 2012, successfully serving Gauteng with our existing plumbing services. Our team is also qualified to install and hook up your gas equipment, from stoves to heaters and everything else. When it comes to installing gas equipment, trust our team of experienced experts.

Our Gas Installation Services

We can install gas stoves, gas heaters, and other gas solutions. Our gas installers are trained professionals that can safely install your gas equipment in your home or workplace.

Why Savvy for Your Gas Installations?

Qualified gas installer personnel

Experienced staff with over twenty-five years of collective experience

Proven track record of success and customer satisfaction

Pricing

For a quote, please contact us with the details of your required services.

Call Savvy Civils and Plumbing for All of Your Gas Installations

Contact us today for a quote on your gas equipment installations.

087 806 6262

 

LPG Regulations and Requirements

Please note that the following information represents a summary of the SANS10087 codes for LPG installations. These codes must be adhered to by registered LP gas installers:

  • Only registered and competent approved installers are permitted to carry out the installation, maintenance, repair, or alteration of LPG gas lines. They are also authorized to issue certificates of conformity.
  • If you choose to install the appliance yourself, you will void the product guarantee and may face legal consequences if someone gets injured or property is damaged.
  • After any repairs or installations, a pressure test must be conducted, and a certificate of conformity should be provided.
  • All registered installers possess an approved licensed card, which can be requested for verification or checked on the SAQCC database if in doubt.
  • A registered installer has the right to refuse to work on an existing installation unless a certificate of conformity is presented, or if the installation does not comply with SANS standards. In such cases, a quotation can be obtained from a gas company.
  • Installations must include sign boards indicating the direction of gas flow, the installer’s name and registration, the date of installation, and the location of gas shut-off valves.
  • For domestic gas lines, it is optional to paint them a light stone color or use a sticker to indicate the flow of gas.
  • Gas lines passing through floors, walls, or other areas must be sleeved or wrapped for safety.
  • Compression or threaded fittings are prohibited inside roofs, floors, walls, or the ground.
  • Copper tubing passing through steel bats must also be sleeved or wrapped.
  • A 1x9kg cylinder can be installed in a cupboard as long as it is not positioned beneath the hob or an electrical point. A ventilation opening must be provided if a 9kg cylinder is installed in a cupboard.
  • All ball valves should be easily accessible, and shut-off valves are not permitted within enclosed cages.
  • If multiple appliances are connected, a main shut-off valve and separate shut-off valves for each appliance must be installed.
  • Only class 1, 2, or 3 copper tubing is allowed for gas line installations.
  • Copper tubing or PEX pipe cannot be used inside roofs unless it is sleeved with steel pipe or CCST (tracpipe) to the exterior of the building.
  • Gas cages are optional for domestic installations but mandatory for commercial installations with public access.
  • Rubber hoses used in installations must not exceed a total length of 2 meters and cannot pass through walls.
  • Rubber hoses should be in one piece, supplying only one appliance, and must not have joints or tee pieces.
  • Gas lines installed underground must be at least 500mm deep and sleeved or wrapped.
  • Galvanized pipe is not permitted for gas installations, and compression fittings are not allowed within floors, walls, the ground, or roofs.
  • PEX pipe is a cost-effective alternative to copper tubing, but it has a shorter lifespan and may not provide the same level of neatness and professionalism.
  • Gas cylinders for separate installations must be at least 6m apart.
  • Gas cylinders should be positioned at least 7m away from any staircase.
  • Gas cylinders are prohibited within 3 walls, underneath concrete roofs, or underneath gas geysers.
  • If placed near a thatch roof, gas cylinders must have a 1.8m high wall built behind them, keeping a 3m distance.
  • Gas cylinders can be installed next to a geyser with a minimum distance of 1m, ensuring the bottom of the geyser is at least 1.4m above the ground.
  • Gas cylinders should be 5m away from air conditioning units, pumps, and distribution boards.
  • Gas cylinders are not allowed inside garages where vehicles are parked.
  • Gas cylinders must be positioned 1m away from the sides of doors and windows.
  • Gas cylinders can be placed underneath a window if the distance from the valve to the bottom of the window is more than 300mm. However, a non-combustible roof must be installed.
  • Gas cylinders should be kept 1m away from airbricks to ensure proper ventilation.
  • Gas cylinders must be positioned at least 1.5m away from outdoor lights.
  • A distance of 2m should be maintained between gas cylinders and open drains. If a wall is built around the drain, the measurement should be from the drain to the cylinder, totaling 2m.
  • Electrical plugs, sockets, and isolators should be a minimum of 200mm away from the sides of gas stoves or gas hobs.
  • Gas cylinders may be placed against a boundary wall if the wall is a firewall.

These guidelines are essential for ensuring the safe installation and usage of LPG systems. By following these regulations, Savvy Plumbing aims to provide reliable and compliant services to its customers.