Village of Massapequa Park, NY
Nassau County
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The gas piping and fixtures in all new buildings and all alterations and extensions made to the gas piping and fixtures in old buildings must be done in accordance with the provisions of the Plumbing Code and the Rules and Regulations of the Public Service Commission and LILCO.
Before the installation or alteration of any gas piping in any building or part of any building, a permit must be obtained as hereinbefore outlined in this code for all plumbing work. This permit will be issued only to a registered master plumber. Small alterations may be made by notifying the Building Inspector, using the same blank forms provided for alterations and repairs to plumbing.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
A. 
All gas pipe shall be of the best quality steel and of the kind classed as standard weight pipe, Schedule 40.
B. 
No pipe shall be allowed of less than three-eighths-inch diameter.
C. 
Connections between fixed gas piping and fixture may be made with flexible pipe as approved by LILCO or PSC.
D. 
Pipe size. All buildings shall be piped according to the following scale:
Size of Pipe
(inches)
Length of Pipe
(feet)
Number of Burners
3/8
26
3
1/2
36
6
3/4
60
20
1
80
35
1 1/4
110
60
1 1/2
150
100
2
200
200
2 1/2
300
300
3
450
450
3 1/2
500
600
4
600
750
A. 
No pipe shall be laid so as to support any weight except fixtures or be subjected to any strain whatsoever. All pipe shall be properly laid and fastened to prevent becoming trapped and shall be laid, when practicable, above timbers or beams instead of beneath them. Where running lines or branches cross beams, they must do so within 36 inches of the ends of the beams, and in no case shall said pipes be let into the beams more than two inches in depth. Any pipe laid in a cold or damp place shall be properly dripped, protected and painted with two coats of red lead and boiled oil or tarred.
B. 
Where it is not impractical to do so, all risers shall be left not more than five feet from wall.
C. 
No gas pipe shall be laid in cement or concrete unless the pipe or channel in which it is placed is well covered with tar.
D. 
When brass piping is used on the outside of plastering or woodwork, it shall be classed as fixtures.
A. 
All fittings, except stopcocks or valves, shall be of malleable iron.
B. 
There shall be a heavy brass straightway cock or valve on the service pipe immediately inside the front foundation wall. Iron cocks or valves are not permitted.
C. 
No unions or running threads shall be permitted. Where necessary to cut out to repair leaks or make extensions, pipe shall be put together with right and left couplings.
D. 
All cast fittings, such as cock, swing joints, double centers, nozzles, etc., shall be extra-heavy brass. The plugs of all cocks must be ground to a smooth and true surface for their entire length, be free from sand holes, have not less than 3/4 of an inch bearing, except in cases of special design, have two flat sides on the end of washer and have two nuts instead of a tail screw. All stop pins to keys or cocks shall be screwed into place.
A. 
All drops must be set plumb and securely fastened, each one having at least one solid strap. Drops and outlets less than 3/4 of an inch in diameter shall not be left more than one inch below plastering, centerpieces or woodwork.
B. 
All outlets and risers shall be left capped until covered by fixtures.
C. 
Gas outlets for burners shall not be placed under tanks, back of doors or within four feet of any meter.
D. 
Outlets for gas ranges shall have a diameter of not less than 3/4 inch, and all gas ranges and heaters shall have a straightway cock on the service pipe.[1]
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Editor's Note: Former Section 7A-19-8, Brackets and Fixtures, which immediately followed this section, was deleted at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
A. 
After all piping is fitted and fastened and all outlets are capped up, there must be applied by the plumber, in the presence of the Building Inspector, a test with air to a pressure equal to a column of mercury six inches in height, and the same to stand for five minutes. Only mercury gauge shall be used.
B. 
No piping shall be covered up nor shall any fixture, gas heater or range be connected thereto until a card showing the approval of this test has been issued by the Building Inspector.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
No meter will be set by any gas company until a certificate is filed with it from the Village Clerk certifying that the gas pipes and fixtures comply with the foregoing rules.