- Gas meters and regulators must be at least 3 feet (measuring radially from the gas relief valve vent) from any source of ignition, such as switches, air conditioning units and the electric meter. You must also maintain a 3-foot distance from operating windows, doors, water spigots, landscaping, air intake vents, and any other opening to the building.
- The natural gas service line must be a minimum of 10 feet from a water well.
- Meters are installed about 10 inches above finished grade to allow slight changes in grade and landscaping around the meter, without interfering with meter mechanisms.
- Avoid locations subject to vehicle traffic or directly below roof valleys or water downspouts, to prevent damage.