Add connection to gas line?
I'm hoping someone can tell me if my idea is feasible (& safe) before I start calling local plumbers. It appears that none have anyone available in the office to answer questions and I don't want to waste their time or mine on an appointment if this won't work.
I'd like to give dh a natural gas grill so he won't have the hassle of hauling/switching out propane tanks. On the north wall of our home is a wood burning fireplace with a gas starter on its left (fwiw, the starter has never been used.) Beneath the gas starter is a small, unfinished closet in the basement through which the gas line runs. A couple of years ago, some HVAC guys drilled through the masonry about a foot or so to the right for a duct to vent a range hood located in the basement, so we know it's accessible.
Could a connection to that gas line be made to serve a (Weber S-670) grill? Would we need to eliminate the gas starter? Or can more than one function safely be served from a single line?
If this is feasible, are there any safety precautions I should know about? Would this job typically require a county permit or an inspection from the gas company?
Thanks for your help.