The National Fuel Gas Code establishes procedures that must be followed when gas is introduced into new gas piping or into a system that has been shut off, or when the system has
been depressurized such as occurs in an "Out of Gas" situation. The following section from the National Fuel Gas Code describes the procedures to be followed by any qualified person servicing a system for gas utilization.
System and Equipment Leakage Test
Before Turning Gas On: Before gas is introduced into a system of new gas piping, or back into an existing system after being shut off, the entire system shall be inspected to determine
that there are no open fittings or ends and that all manual valves at outlets on equipment are closed and all unused valves at outlets are closed and plugged or capped.
Test for Leakage: Immediately after turning on the gas, the piping system shall be tested to ascertain that no gas is escaping. If leakage is indicated, the gas supply shall be
shut off until necessary repairs have been made.
Placing Equipment in Operation; Gas utilization equipment shall be permitted to be placed in operation after the piping system has been tested and determined to be free of leakage
and purged in accordance with CMR 4.3.2 of the gas code.
Before you call, please close the service valve on the propane container and shut off all appliance valves. It is imperative for you to be home so we can check the entire gas system
for leaks and relight all pilots. If we arrive and no one is home, we will leave an "Out of Gas" tag and you will have to call us to make another return trip to deliver product to the storage tank.
"Out of Gas" calls will be assessed a $99.00 fee. This fee is for each trip we make, in addition to the cost of propane. Watching the
propane level in your tank is your responsibility in these situations to avoid the additional service fees.
- Periodically check the gauge on the tank: When the dial reads 30%, call the office to arrange for a delivery. The office is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. You must provide a percentage in the tank when
- Truck scheduled in your area: Weekly schedules are subject to change without notice, depending on emergency situations or other issues that result in rescheduling the route. We do go to each town at least once a week, but we
cannot guarantee what day that would be from week to week.
- If you run out: Please call the office. You will need to be home at the time of delivery. In addition to possible delivery charges (see #4), there will be a $75.00 charge for a Gas Check to be performed, as required by law.
- Emergency Delivery Charges: There will be a delivery charge which must be paid to the driver at the time of delivery before propane can be pumped if the following situations have occurred:
- $175.00 charge if you request an emergency delivery after 3pm, at night, or on weekends/holidays.
- $99.00 charge if you request a same-day delivery, regardless of whether the driver is making deliveries in your area that day.
Note: Please be aware that Allied Propane will not be able to promise a time of delivery, whether the delivery is to be done on your town's scheduled day, or on an emergency basis.