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Problem: long distance outside from gas meter to gas furnace
We are trying to switch to a gas furnace and water heater. An exterior gas pipe runs from our newly installed gas main in the front of the house down the side of the house and around the corner to the back of the house and in where our furnace is located. It is a long exterior gas pipe.
When my wife and I examined the installation the next day, we were not at all pleased at how ugly this thing is but her main concern is how the pipe does not look child friendly at all. Our friend's kids will just hang off them and use them as monkey bars. This pipe is held by clamps about 4 inches away from the house.
We are not accepting this and we need a solution. Can outdoor gas pipes be installed tight to the house foundation say just under the siding - we would be okay with that if they didn't stick out away from the house.
Also, is it possible to have underground gas lines between the gas main/meter and into the house to the furnace?
I of course will be checking with the contractor but just like to hear other opinions.