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Section G2420 (409) Gas Shutoff Valves
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Piping systems shall be provided with shutoff valves in accordance with this section.
Shutoff valves shall be of an approved type; shall be constructed of materials compatible with the piping; and shall comply with the standard that is applicable for the pressure and application, in accordance with Table G2420.1.1.
|VALVE STANDARDS||APPLIANCE SHUTOFF
VALVE APPLICATION UP TO
1/2 psig PRESSURE
|OTHER VALVE APPLICATIONS|
1/2 psig PRESSURE
2 psig PRESSURE
5 psig PRESSURE
125 psig PRESSURE
Shutoff valves shall be located in places so as to provide access for operation and shall be installed so as to be protected from damage.
Every meter shall be equipped with a shutoff valve located on the supply side of the meter.
In a common system serving more than one building, shutoff valves shall be installed outdoors at each building.
A listed shutoff valve shall be installed immediately ahead of each MP regulator.
The shutoff valve shall be located in the same room as the appliance. The shutoff valve shall be within 6 feet (1829 mm) of the appliance, and shall be installed upstream of the union, connector or quick disconnect device it serves. Such shutoff valves shall be provided with access. Appliance shutoff valves located in the firebox of a fireplace shall be installed in accordance with the appliance manufacturer's instructions.
Shutoff valves for vented decorative appliances, room heaters and decorative appliances for installation in vented fireplaces shall be permitted to be installed in an area remote from the appliances where such valves are provided with ready access. Such valves shall be permanently identified and shall serve no other appliance. The piping from the shutoff valve to within 6 feet (1829 mm) of the appliance shall be designed, sized and installed in accordance with Sections G2412 through G2419.
Where the appliance shutoff valve is installed at a manifold, such shutoff valve shall be located within 50 feet (15 240 mm) of the appliance served and shall be readily accessible and permanently identified. The piping from the manifold to within 6 feet (1829 mm) of the appliance shall be designed, sized and installed in accordance with Sections G2412 through G2419.