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Mystery gas device?

Just what is the device in the photos below? I traced the pipe it branches off of, and it is the gas line for the hot water heater in the house. (That pipe can be seen in the background of the end ...
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Should the water heater be shut down if the water main has to be turned off?

I have a brand new AO Smith 50gal gas water heater. Today there was a burst pipe from the cold spell we're having currently, so I had to turn off the water main to the house until the plumbers get ...
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gas fireplace smells

I bought a house that was vacant for a year and a half. It has a gas fireplace. The plumber that fixed the heating unit supposedly looked at the fireplace too and lit the pilot for me. I lit the ...
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Do I need to ground black gas pipe?

The backstory: My HVAC friend, my dad and myself installed new gas pipes in my house after the 40 y/o pipe started leaking. Suffice to say, the old pipe was beyond repair, every retightening of the ...
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Can I run a natural gas dryer from a portable propane tank?

I bought a modular home in the woods with no w/d hookup,I want to know if it's safe & OK to hookup a 5 gallon propane tank to a gas dryer, plug it in & dry my clothes? Do I have to change ...
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Suspect water heater is using too much gas

Not sure if this sounds reasonable, but I think the 8 year old gas water heater in the place I just moved into last month is using more gas than it should be. Gas meter recorded 50 therms used last ...
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Why is my furnace blower running at low speed?

My Payne gas furnace (PG8UAA 42091) automatically shuts down after it lights and burns for two minutes. It then gives a 33 fault code. I've done some research and some testing and have narrowed the ...
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Thermocouple keep burning out, is it our gas valve?

Thermocouple keeps burning out. Looking at 1 or 2 within 2 week period ! Tried different brands, the pilot will only stay lit for 3 minutes then automatically shuts down.
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1923 house with wood fireplace converted to gas problem

Our house was built in 1923. Prior owners converted from wood burning to gas. We went to remodel the tile's around the fireplace and found a problem. The original opening was much larger and not ...
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How deep are gas lines and electrical lines under ground (to code)?

Before I start, I know I should always call Diggers Hotline (or comparable service depending on where you live) to have them mark all under ground gas & electrical lines. At what depth ...
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Law on lead Gas pipes

My daughter asked a plumbing/central heating company for a general service on their gas system/boiler. They have a 7 week old baby and wanted to make sure the boiler wasn't giving any fumes off. Just ...
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Level of demo required for extending existing gas lines?

I'm considering converting a faux fireplace to a working one with one of those self-contained gas units. For the gas lines I'm going to have professional do it, but wanted to get some advice on how ...
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Steel wool around a gas pipe

There's a crawl space in my basement where the gas pipe to the stove goes through a hole in the ceiling. I think it might be a big enough hole for a mouse to get through so I'd like to stuff some ...
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What to do if average gas usage increased by 30x but they say there is no leak?

Not sure if this is the right place, but figured you guys may have some answers/suggestion of what to do? My average hourly gas usage has increased by 30x suddenly and the company said they will send ...
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How do I plumb LP gas lines for multiple things? Tiki torches, grill, smoker

I am an experienced DYIer and am starting my research on building my deck. I would like to plumb it for eight tiki torches, a grill and a smoker. I have experience plumbing gas, I plumbed my last ...
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New home has 240v Nema 14-30R for Electric Dryer I have A gas dryer Needing Nema 5-15R

I just purchased a 2 year old home in the laundry room on the wall for the washer & Dryer there is 1 - 120v Jack and 1 Nema 14-30R Jack. My washer only needs 5a 120v Nema 5-15R. Do I need to ...
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Natural gas fireplace

Why can't I replace the log set and burner in a direct vent natural gas fireplace whit a different model from a different mfg?
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Gas Fireplace Won't Stay Lit With Fake Logs In Place

I've been banging my head up against the wall on this. Everything checks out -- the thermopile (TP) gives ~290mV once the pilot has been on for a few minutes (and around 590mV open). The pilot light ...
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Gas range has the wrong burner try to ignite

When I try to light the front right burner, on my Amana first edition range, the front left burner sparks. The gas turns on to the correct burner but it try to spark the wrong burner. This problem ...
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Why would my boiler's pilot go out after the hot water comes on?

I have a Potterton Prima 40B conventional heat-only boiler that was installed in 1999. The pilot light goes out after the hot water comes on. It will stay on if the heating is on, but about 2 minutes ...
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Need help understanding gas water heater

I just bought a house and it have a gas water heater. I need to know what is the water shut off valve to shut down water in the entire house. Also if you can help me label any of the other knob (which ...
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How to avoid gas freezing

I am from Bangalore. Today I faced strange issue with LPG Indane gas. Gas cylinder suddenly stopped providing gas supply to stove. Today temp 80 F around the city. It's raining all the week. Cylinder ...
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Why is my gas furnace vibrating when blowing hot air but not when blowing cold air?

I have a gas furnace. I recently replaced a bad blower motor. At that time I also cleaned out the blower housing and squirrel cage. The AC runs fine with no vibrations or any symptoms of an off ...
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Gas frunace trouble shooting

Blower kicks on early and will only run 1 cycle. Have to turn down thermostat and turn it back up again to get furnace to come back on. It is gas.
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What could cause the blower of a Coleman furnace to come on all by itself?

I have a Coleman furnace in my mobile home. It was really hot today and the furnace blower came on all by itself. It has ran for 7 hrs. and wont shut off. How do I fix this and what is the problem?...
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Can I increase gas pressure to a stove?

I have a gas stove (+ electric oven) which has one large burner, two medium burners and a small burner. The main burner is acceptable, but the medium burners are insufficient to boil a saucepan of ...
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Why do I have a reduced flame in my natural gas fireplace when the furnace or water heater runs?

I have a natural gas fireplace, furnace, water heater and barbecue. This year I've noticed that my barbecue blows out occasionally when it's on low, even in the slightest wind. I figured the burner ...
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Water heater burner won't stay lit

I'm having trouble keeping my water heater burner lit or lighting automatically. When I press the pilot reset button (allows a small flow to generate the pilot light) and use the piezo sparker, it ...
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Butane smell normal?

I bought some of this Vector 14x Butane To use in a Butane Soldering Iron and every time I turn on the Iron, there's a really strong rotten egg/gas smell (and it lingers even after 30 secs). Is this ...
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How to support outdoor gas pipe?

I'm planning on installing a natural gas pool heater. I want to have a 1-1/4" black iron pipe exit the house where it will run for about 5ft to the heater which will then be reduced to 3/4". I don't ...
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Cheap solution to unscrew and screw back a refillable lighter valve (to clean a lighter) [closed]

Here is the valve that need to be unscrewed: the lighter: I have seen some expensive solution, and I'm not even sure they would fit since those valve and removal tool might not be standard. I ...
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How to run an interior gas (LP) line

I need to run a gas (LP) line from outside the house to a cooktop in the kitchen. Here's what I think I need to do: drill a hole in the exterior wall and the header (from the attic) of the same wall ...
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Why won't my pilot light stay lit on my hot water heater?

I have a reliance model 5 30 NORS971 gas HOT WATER tank. The basement flooded a little and put out the pilot. When it would not light, I replaced the pilot tip and went ahead and replaced the ...
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New Propane Run

I just had a new propane tank installed, however before the company would put in the tank they said I needed to replace the flexible copper tubing with the appropriately sized black pipe or CSST. They ...
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Why is my gas furnace now continually just blowing out cold air?

I had my heat set to 70°F all day and my gas furnace was blowing out warm air. Then out of nowhere, it started blowing out cold air for the past 3 hours. I tried turning off the furnace and ...
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Make your own gas line for fire pit?

I have a 1/2 gas line that I ran a couple years ago outside to my back patio for a fire pit. My problem is the burner that I bought does not put out a large enough flame. I want to make my own "...
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How do I pressure test a natural gas line and what do the valve pressure ratings mean?

I'm planning to add an appliance to my house, and will want to do a pressure test of the newly installed gas lines. My main shutoff says 175 PSI, but most of the appliance valves say either 1/2 or 5 ...
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How do I make my gas oven produce less carbon monoxide?

I had someone perform a combustion safety test on my oven today and he discovered that it's producing an elevated level of carbon monoxide compared to average: 80 PPM. He said the best ovens he's seen ...
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Why are my stove's burners releasing gas and sparking but not igniting?

This seems to be an occasional problem. I turn one of the burners to light and I can smell the gas and I can see the flickering of the spark and hear the clicking, but the burner never ignites. What ...
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Should I remove rust from my gas meter?

My home is about 8 years old. Despite being painted, my external gas meter has rust at every thread/joint location. The rusting is mainly on the pipe threads. I'm afraid this could eventually lead to ...
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can I replace a gas wall furnace with a gas pot belly stove?

Wall furnace on interior wall with hotwater heater behind the wall. Burns open to air. Stoves I am seeing online require exhaust or be placed on exterior side wall. Am confused about my options. ...
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Can I use a 1/8 water supply line for a dryer with steam refresh option?

I have a whirlpool steam refresh dryer that is not next to the washer or a water pipe. Can I use a 1/8" flexible pipe tapped into a pipe and then increase to fit on the dryer?
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how do you manually turn on the gas to your house?

During an account switch our gas got turned off. The account is straight now but national grid goes on coffee break from 12am sat till 7am monday and for us, enough is enough. 3 family 3 story home,...
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Help. why is my heater gas shutting off, shutting down flame and pilot

I have a KINGSMAN gas heater, Model FV-5000N, quits working. After I relight pilot, turn switch to on, the flame lights and begins to heat, then after about 30 seconds, there is an audible click from ...
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What could cause a gas fireplace to come on by itself?

My natural gas fireplace has a mind of it's own. It has been working properly until today--it decided to come on by itself It has been cold (15 degrees) here in SC--could this be the problem?? The ...
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Why would a gas water heater discharge water in the winter?

Bradford White gas water heater discharges about an inch of water into a five gallon bucket over 3 to 4 days. It is less than a year old. Is it working properly, or does it need repair already?
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What is causing my gas water heater to squeal?

I have a gas water heater. Starting yesterday, when the flame is on, the unit makes a squealing noise of moderate volume. The noise stops immediately when the flame turns off. This means it is not ...
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Gas oven went out, now also gas burners go out after a few minutes. What do I do?

My gas oven went out; now also my gas burners on the stove are going out after a few minutes being on.
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What would make my Lennox gas stove just shut off and the pilot light goes out as well?

We've tried cleaning it and restarting the stove still doesn't seem to stay on.
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Gas pipe to dryer has wrong adapter

A gas tech had told me that we have a wrong type of adaptor connected to steel elbow. See image below. The gas tech pointed to the elbow joint, but did not tell me what kind of joint I needed to ...