​​Gas Meter Installation Checklist

Before a natural gas meter can be installed, the following guidelines must be met at your construction site.

  • There must be an obstruction-free zone from 3 feet to the right of the house or building line stub to 4' feet to the left of the line stub, or within 3 feet above this location. For everyone's safety, no objects, structures, fixtures or devices that could be a possible source of ignition, or path for migration of gas into the building, or otherwise interfere with the meter installation, are allowed in this area.
  • When facing the meter location, the hous​e line stub out must be 18 inches to the right of the service line riser, threaded, extending from the finished wall 3 to 4 inches, and be 30 inches above the ultimate finished grade.
  • The address (number & street) must be posted and visible from the street.
  • For safety reasons, gas outlets, including the fireplace valve, cannot be located near electrical outlets.
  • The service / yard line must be installed.
  • A house line inspection, if required, must be performed by the proper authority, and the Occupancy Permit Approval must be delivered to the CenterPoint Energy Inspection Department.
  • CenterPoint Energy service personnel will not set a meter unless gas piping has been installed according to all applicable codes. It is your responsibility to know the codes and comply with them.
  • Appliances should be connected when the meter is set or the outlets should have a valve and be plugged. If the outlets are capped off without valves and plugs, the meter will be set and locked in the off position.
  • Call CenterPoint Energy to have your meter turned on or to request a Read & Transfer upon the sale of the house.