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Risks in using natural gas outside

I am assuming that the natural gas pipe that comes into one's property goes directly (without passing through a regulator) to the furnace. I am wondering if the natural gas pipe that protrudes from ...
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Is it safe to pass a natural gas hose under a wooden step, and to keep it pressurized?

Is it safe to take a flexible natural gas hose such as the one pictured and pass it under a patio's wooden stairs to reach a BBQ? Can it simply lie on the concrete under the patio? Can you ever ...
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Upsizing a Gas Line

I currently have a natural gas pipe coming into my house with a 1" diameter. It currently terminates after about 20' and supplies a hot water heater (33,000 BTU) and a furnace (60,000 BTU). I want ...
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What's the difference between LPG and natural gas cooktops?

I've seen a lot of cooktops, some rated to be used with LPG (liquid gas or propane) and others with natural gas. Some companies have 2 models of the same design (one for LPG and one for natural gas). ...
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When upgrading a gas meter, do you need to install/upgrade regulators for natural gas appliances?

I live in TX and have Amica as my natural gas provider. I want to replace my tank water heaters with a tankless unit. According to the Amica tech, I will need an upgraded gas meter which would ...
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What happens when a gas meter is too large?

My natural gas bill was very high after I moved in, so I had a technician from the energy company examine my meter. He told me it was too large and that this was causing one of the dials to spin too ...
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In line natural gas regulators

Is it required to disconnect both sides of an in line (middle of the run) natural gas regulator so the regulator does not take the 25 to 30 LBS. of air pressure testing for leaks. Both ends of line ...
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Gas to propane conversion in old stove

How do I go about converting this antique gas stove to run on propane? Is it possible?
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Gas line sizing

I'm looking at extending my existing gas line to the other end of my basement. The line comes into the house as 1" but doesn't go completely to the other end. I'm looking at around 40' of pipe to run. ...
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Why does my nat gas furnace pilot light stay lit at normat temp setting, but goes out when I bump the temp up a couple degrees?

Recently the gas company replaced our meter and thermocouple. After they left, the pilot light kept going out randomly. 4 techs came over a 3 day period and could not diagnose except to reassure ...
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Venting by gas meter

We're looking at installing a natural gas tankless water heater, but the vent option with it (that would be easiest to install through our solid poured walls) would come out about a foot away from the ...
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Tankless water heater requirements

I'm looking at the possibilities of replacing my water heater. Currently we have an electric, 2 element, 50 gallon tank heater that is 32 years old and almost ready to go. The water can sometimes come ...
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Very old, Coleman, through the wall (double sided) mounted gas heater not working

My home was built in 1957, I had a new heat pump system put in (which I now hate) 7 years ago. It works fine in the summer, but in winter it doesn't heat the house very well. At the time, I kept the ...
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How to read the gas meter?

We have a gas meter similar to the one pictured below. I've not seen one of these before and can't find anything on reading them. The reason I'm asking is because it must not be as simple as just ...
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What casues the chirping sound coming from my 250 natural gas meter?

When gas is flowing through the meter, I hear a steady, slow chirping sound (perhaps a chirp every 5 to 10 seconds). Is this an indication that the meter (35 years old) is coming to the end of its ...
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Furnace: are flames in between the tubes bad?

In a Carrier Weathermaker 8000 gas furnace, is it normal for some of the flames to be coming out of the spacers in between the tubes? It seems like they shouldn't be there, since they aren't going ...
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Gas stove whines/hums - is this a safety concern?

I am located in the United States and have a natural gas (not LP) range in my kitchen fed by a natural gas utility. Sometimes when I turn on my range, the appliance makes a whining or humming noise. ...
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Is 94 cubic feet/hour of natural gas a heavy load?

Is natural gas fuel consumption of 94 cubic ft/hr a high or low consumption? (How does it compare to a stove, oven or clothes dryer?) I am trying to figure out if I can run a small standby generator ...
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Protecting CSST Through Studs - Are there no off-the-shelf solutions?

I am having a hard time meeting the protection requirements outlined in the manufacturer's specifications. I'm installing HomeFlex CSST in California - California's plumbing code defers to the ...
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Furnace reaches temp, shuts off but wont come back on

I have an American Standard furnace (natural gas)with a manufacture date of 2004. The thing won't come on unless I power it off (have a switch right beside it that serves this purpose), let the fan ...
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Can buried gas pipe conduct flame between two structures?

If my detached garage has natural gas connection to the house via a buried black pipe and if the house got caught on fire, can that pipe, say 25' in length, conduct the flame to the garage so that it ...
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Proper gas pressure for Samsung DV457GVGSGR natural gas dryer

What is the proper gas pressure leading into my Samsung model DV457GVGSGR gas dryer? The Gas Requirements section of the installation manual doesn't specify pressure. I found this in a google ...
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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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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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Sidewall venting for natural gas appliance

My natural gas hot water tank still uses black (ABS) plastic vents. Due to a building code change, these need to be replaced with System 636 pipes. The current abs plastic pipes go to the roof. I don'...
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Hearing hum near natural gas gauge, should I be concerned – Pic Attached

I have been living in my home for over 10 years and it is heated by natural gas. Over the last few weeks I have occasionally been hearing a sometimes loud hum from near our external gas gauge. I have ...
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Can I tap into this main gas line for my natural gas grill?

see below... This is my main gas line coming into my home(after the meter of course) My question: Can I replace the street elbow here with a T and use the extra output as the source my natural gas ...
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Very low pressure at the end of natural gas pipe

In our new house, I found a 1/2 inch natural gas copper pipe that runs all the way from the basement to the second floor, into a small room that used to be a kitchen years ago. The line is around 80 ...
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How would I convert a wood burning fireplace to gas?

I have an insert that we use as a wood burning fireplace. It would be fairly easy to run a natural gas line under the house to the location of the fireplace. I would like to convert the wood burning ...
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Why is a gas furnace vented but a gas dryer is not?

I live in a house in Ohio and I have four appliances powered by natural gas: furnace, water heater, dryer, and kitchen range. Of these, only the furnace and water heater are vented to the outside of ...
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Can natural gas go stale in the pipe?

Any natural gas experts out there? Any time I am away from home for two days or longer, my stove takes 30 seconds to light. After that it works fine day after day after day! Another similar problem ...
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Why won't this 3/8 male connector for a natural gas dryer fit a 3/8 female connector?

First off, I changed the Natural Gas orifice to a factory ordered LP orifice, I am not just trying to hook up a LP line to a natural gas dryer without setting the dryer up correctly for LP. My ...
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PVC vent pipes or concentric vent pipes for tankless gas water heater?

I am trying to select a natural gas water heater to install into my house. It has to service two bathrooms with showers and two kitchen sinks, a dishwasher, and a washing machine. I've narrowed my ...
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How to replace siding through gas pipes

I am looking for the easiest, fastest way to replace siding in a wall where the outside gas pipe is coming into the home. My assumption is that I'll need to turn off the gas, replace the pipe, ...
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Can I drive a ground rod near a gas meter?

I am redoing the electrical in my 1940s house. The house has no grounding electrodes but the meter and panel are grounded to my water pipe outside in the front of the house. (This actually looks like ...
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Finding and installing a carbon monoxide/natural gas detector

I am looking at installing a carbon monoxide and natural gas detector on the ceiling of my house. I cannot find one device that combines both types of detection and that is supposed to be mounted in ...
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Test gas cooktop without a gas line?

I've found a great deal on a used cooktop. We're eventually going to remodel the kitchen so have been collecting things as we go along. The catch is that this cooktop is for natural gas, and we have ...
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Have these cuts for a gas line structurally compromised my studs?

We are in the midst of a kitchen remodel and yesterday had someone come and run a new gas line as we are making the switch from an electric to a gas range. This fellow is a well rated pro but I'm ...
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Newly installed water heater with faint gas smell

Installed a new water heater last night (Rheem Performance Plus Model #XG50T09HE40U0). All went well with installation (including gas line bubble test), but this morning I could detect a faint smell ...
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Replacing water heater gas control valve

First let me summarize my questions, then provide detail: Summary: Can a newer gas control valve be installed on an older water heater? As an individual who has never attempted something like this ...
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What could be causing an orange flame on all appliances?

I have an orange flame in all my gas appliances (gas furnace, gas water heater, and gas stove) and cannot seem to determine the cause. Background So far, I have had the gas company come out. I had ...
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What kind of wall switch is needed for a natural gas fireplace to ignite consistently?

When we moved in, our natural gas fireplace worked well: Flick the switch & it would ignite. Years later, it started acting erratically: Sometimes, the switch worked, other times, no luck. We'd ...
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gas line location for natural gas clothes dryer

In the US, what are the usual code requirements governing where you can put a gas clothes dryer relative to the gas line, and governing length and clearance for the flexible gas line between wall and ...
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oven repair, is it possible the gas line is clogged?

Mistaking a broiler for a storage drawer below the oven, my friend placed a single medium size piece of tupperware inside the broiler. Naturally it was lit on fire, and a lot of soot (and fire ...
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What materials are fake coals for gas fireplaces made of?

My new gas fireplace looks remarkably realistic! I'm curious what the "glowing embers" are made of. I have found replacement sets, but I've been having a hard time figuring out what materials ...
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Can I rely on a simple gas valve to shut off the gas?

I have a gas pipe with a simple turn shut-off valve in line on the pipe feeding the section I need to work on. Is shutting it off there sufficient enough to do the work I need to do, or do I need to ...
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Will a gas line for my grill be buried?

I have natural gas coming into the side of my house from an underground pipe. I am considering (hiring it out to a licensed pro, of course) running a line from the meter on the side to the back of my ...
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Why does my gas water heater's pilot light go out when I replace the outer door?

I have a 9 year old Bradford White gas water heater, model MI403S6FBN4. The pilot light went out today, and when I went to re-light it, it stays lit while the pilot button is held down, and it stays ...
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Gas Regulator Replacement

We had our gas company come and or utility room for gas leaks and recommended that I have the gas regulator replaced. I matched up the numbers and ordered it and would like to replace it. Is there ...
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Is flexible gas pipe safe to use for main or long runs?

The house we purchased is a "tear-down". A builder bought the older structure, partially tore it down and built a bigger house on the old footprint. A lot of the original gas piping is still in the ...