Are you considering an outdoor grill?


Outdoor grills are typically placed on a deck. When this is the case, we can easily run a 1⁄2" line out to the deck with a valve and a quick disconnect. This makes it easy to move your grill around and put it away when not in use.

The 10' connector line we use is pliable and rated for grills, allowing you to move it around your deck without any hassle. Since the hookup is under the deck, you can pick the ideal location for the mainline to be run, but still have flexibility with this line to move it around.

It's important to note that you cannot convert your propane grill to gas. Conversion kits are not reliable, and it's better to purchase a grill that's specifically designed to be hooked up to a gas line.


If you're working with a landscaper to design an outdoor kitchen and want your grill built into a
structure, the gas lines will need to be run before the hardscape is put down. While some
landscapers may attempt to handle gas line installation themselves, they are not licensed for the work and may not meet inspection standards. You should always ask your landscaper if they have a mechanical contractor license to install a gas line before allowing them to do so in order to ensure your safety.


When it comes to underground piping, it's essential to have a professional gas piping company handle the job. Even in the case that your landscaper does run the gas line, we are able to run the termination lines, set up the equipment, and get into the gas system.

Yellow piping is used for underground gas lines, and the terminations are the sleeves that go over it. You cannot have yellow piping coming out of the ground as it is a conduit - it needs to be encased in something else to comply with code. It's a red flag if you can see any yellow pipe above ground. If this is the case, we can change back to black piping or put in a valve for you.

  • Black aboveground piping is steel so you can't easily cut through it with yard equipment.
  • It stays above ground because it can rust.
  • Yellow below ground piping is plastic non-degradable and the minimum code is 12"
  • underground (we go between 12-18" down).
West Michigan Gas Piping has the proper equipment to identify underground utilities.
In comparison, Miss Dig only identifies public utilities and won't even look for privately run gas or electrical lines. If you have a pool heater, gas grill, or gas fire feature inside, it's important to know where those lines are located. However, most landscapers don't have utility locators to detect these underground lines. To ensure safety and efficiency, our team puts a copper tracer line in with our underground plastic yellow piping so we can easily find it later.

Please note that if sprinklers are damaged within the course of our work, we are not liable for any repairs or costs.

We're happy to answer any questions you may have about running a gas line to your outdoor grill. Give us a call for an estimate today!

Chris did an outstanding job of connecting a pool heater and setting up a line to be used with a gas grill. He was very professional, timely and delivered outstanding work.

Wes R