Understanding Basic Building Code For Portland Gas Line Install

  • We often get questions from clients about the building code for Portland gas line installation. Our clients wonder what they need to do to meet those codes for their project. We are always looking for ways to help keep our clients and potential clients informed.

    Here is a nice article from our sister company J&M Services that does a good job of providing an understanding of the basic building code for Portland gas line installation.

    No single article is going to be able to cover everything, but this one does a solid job of hitting the most important information you will need to get your project going.

    As always if you have a more specific question or concern about some aspect of your gas installation project feel free to reach out. You can also leave a question in the comments below and we will do our best to answer it for you.

    Check out the article here: https://www.jandmservices.us/gas-line-installation-portland-or-code-basics/

    Portland Gas Piping and Ventilation is Portland’s gas line installation specialists.  We’re not a full mechanical company who is going to try and sell you a new furnace or HVAC system, we specialize in the expert installation, maintenance and repair of gas lines and ventilation systems.

    Our specialization allows us to offer quicker turnaround and lower costs to our clients.  If you’re considering converting to gas appliances, adding a new gas fire-pit or maybe an outdoor kitchen Portland Gas Piping and Ventilation should be your first call.

    We can help you through the design, permitting and installation of your new gas line. We look forward to working with you, thanks for stopping by our blog.

    What’s the single biggest challenge I’ve faced in operating a gas piping specialty company, that is a company who only specializes in Gas Piping and Ventilation?

    Finding qualified Technicians!

    We’ve tried all the standard approaches for employment ads, with almost zero success. We’ve hired “Journeymen” several times, and all but one of those times has been a complete failure. The problem is, while there are thousands of “Heating” companies, none of those companies are a gas piping specialty company.

    For example, a 6 fixture gas job will take most heating companies 2 days with 2 technicians on the job. Their vans are set up to not only do gas piping but also full heating installations, making it impossible to carry everything possibly needed for any gas pipe job.

    With our vans specifically set up for just gas piping, and our Tech’s trained specifically for just gas piping, we can do the same job in one day, most often in under 8 hours.

    Journeymen from other companies don’t have the high level of specified training we require and have almost always struggled to make our job bid times.

    We’ve been blessed with finding one fully trained & certified Tech, Eric Sayler, who can match my skill set. Hiring him was an amazing stroke of luck, as the chances of finding someone else with specific training has proved to be almost zero.

    Our answer has been to train technicians “in-house”. The best candidates do have heating training, but preferably not more than 2 years so they have not developed “bad habits”. Each and every Tech we hire is hand trained by either Eric or myself, keeping our company up to date with fully trained specialty techs.

    What this also means for Portland Gas Piping and Ventilation, is that we have considerably more time invested in each of our Technicians than most companies, so we do everything we can to provide a positive work environment.

    We go out of our way for little things that matter to our Tech’s. For example, one of our tech’s just bought a new pickup truck. I had my shop mechanic go thru his truck, and fix several small issues.

    The bill from my mechanic was $550, but well worth it to build the “Family” atmosphere we have developed at our company.