April 16, 2012
Today I built and temporarily installed our New Gas Distribution header assembly next to the root cellar.
We are very fortunate to have free natural gas for our use, as there is a working gas well located on our property. The gas company installs a low pressure regulator, meter, and shut off valve as compensation for the gas well located on the property. They also pay royalties to the mineral rights owner, but when we purchased the property the previous owner did not have the mineral rights and so we only get the free gas, for which we are very grateful.
The yellow gas line from the gas well is seen laying on top of the ground coming down the hill into the new manifold. I am reworking the gas lines because the line feeding the workshop was positioned through the middle of our garden site. The photo shows the temporary 1/2″ yellow flex line connecting the house (leftmost vertical) and the new Emergency Power Generator gas line 1″ standard yellow gas PVC pipe attached to the manifold. The yellow 1″ capped line to the right will be connected in the near future to provide gas to the workshop after I install the stream crossing.
After all gas lines have been connected I will construct a proper enclosure, complete with removable doors for additional future modifications.