black iron gas feed for stove
We're installing a Hearthstone natural gas direct vent heater in our log house. We have a free port on our gas meter to attach to. The new heater is on the interior of the same wall as the meter is on, but about 20 feet away. So.. straight run with just a few 90's required.
We want to run black iron pipe along the outside of our house, tucked into the groove between a couple logs for a bit of concealment. Then take a 90 right through the logs into a shutoff valve right behind the heater.
We can easily/safely construct the entire black iron pipe run and then strap it to the house. We are wondering how that last connect is done though?
If I have the male end of the 1/2" pipe (leading off to the heater) and a foot away I have a female port on the gas meter to attach to, how is that last magical made? (As tightening into the heater-run pipe would loosen the meter attachment?)
Or must you start at the meter and work your way over to the stove? In which case it seems more challenging to get it all tucked back into a log recess.
Mike in Alaska