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Gas Piping

general information:

  • Gas Piping selections are required before construction starts.
  • Gas Piping selections are required for permitting and may effect the slab pour.

Please review information and tips below. The diversity of selections is tremendous and takes some Buyers much more time than expected. We suggest limiting your selections to a few suppliers. Comparisons can be very time consuming and may not result in large cost savings. We have literature available at the office or you can contact one of our authorized vendors.

Every Selection and Decision involves common procedures. Many items listed are based on our "Standard" features package. Please check your specifications for features unique to your home.
  • Review your Specifications for Product Information and Allowances.
  • Review the NAHB Performance Guidelines.
  • Review the Use and Care Guidelines.
  • A Worksheet may be provided for your use.
After making your selection, sign the Order Authorization or corresponding Allowance Invoice and forward it to us for execution. No orders will be placed without authorization and payment. If orders are not placed by their deadlines, construction may be delayed.

requirements:
  • vendor
  • brand
  • style
  • color
  • feature
  • specifications
important information:
Natural Gas or Propane
Natural gas is supplied by a utility company and delivered by pipes installed in a neighborhood. It it's not available there's nothing that can be done. Natural gas is an efficient and clean fuel that's great for applications where it's burned to create heat. Water heaters, clothes dryers, stoves, BBQ grills and spa heaters, all work better with gas than their electric alternatives. If natural gas is available in your neighborhood, we recommend that you utilize it.

Propane or LP gas is delivered by a truck and stored in a tank on your property. If natural gas is not available but you want to cook with gas or utilize a gas fireplace or BBQ grill, then propane is the solution. Normally we don't recommend additional devices like water heaters and clothes dryers, because the added cost of the propane offsets the savings of using gas, however it's worth discussing as there are many options.
authorized vendors:
Four Seasons Gas Services
3975 Forrestal Ave #100
Orlando FL 32806
(407) 859-5424
Chris Jenkins

Gas Plumbing Services
3135 Noah Ct
Deltona FL 32738
(386) 774-8244

This selection should be conducted with a representative of Groninger Homes. We will schedule a meeting with the vendors if needed.

products:
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hints and tips:
Green and Energy Efficiency
Please ask about Green and Energy Efficient options available with these products and systems.

Gas Water Heater Vent
Gas Water Heaters require Vent Pipes that extend up through the roof of the house. Please note, because of building code requirements, they often extend well above the roof line and may be unsightly. When we can we prefer to install gas vents on the rear side of the roof where they aren't visible from the front of the house, however there are times when this is not possible.

additional information and resources:
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FineHomeBuilding.com, The Journal of Light Construction (JLConline.com) and GreenBuildingAdvisor.com are services we subscribe to that are loaded with information and resources. 
The sites are for members only but we would be happy to obtain any of the articles you want but are restricted from viewing. 
Feel free to search either site and let us know about any of the articles or information that you want to see.

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