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For questions generally relating to the supply and use of gaseous methane or propane fuels within or around a home.

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Wiring smart thermostat with existing wire?

I've had a thermostat(2xAAA powered) for my gas heater wired via two wires from the second to first floor. My question is I'm looking into the actual wire that is in the wall and it looks like either ...
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gas BBQ leaked gas, now stopped - now what?

Last week went to fire up the gas BBQ for a meal, and I had a gas leak at the regulator. I always disconnect gas bottle when not in use. I connected the regulator to the bottle, and I heard a hissing ...
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connecting a grill to gas line

A technician told me I can simply connect a grill to gas line without any need for tapes. I connected our grill to the gas line without using any tape for isolation. I ran the soapy water test and ...
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Home heating is oil furnace and gas water heater - electrical backup

When electricity goes down, oil furnace and gas water heater will not be able to cycle on and off, correct? Is there an alternative to a generator for these appliance, preferable battery backup?
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Do Gas Ovens have actual fires?

I suspect that my Amana oven may not be working properly, but I don't know for certain. I had food in there for two hours, and the food got warm but not at all hot. I also smelled gas pretty strongly. ...
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Coupling 24" and 36" 3/8 flex gas tubing for dryer to form 60"

Would it be okay to use a male-male flare union adapter to couple two flex gas lines together to make a 60" one for a gas dryer? I had read stuff in the past about longer lengths of tubing ...
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Dryer calls for 1/8" NPT plug - why not just direct connection?

Any ideas why this dryer gas connection diagram calls for the "1/8" NPT Pipe Plug" - why isn't it just calling for a direct connection to the gas supply instead of having something that ...
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Should an underground HDPE gas line be sleeved in PVC?

I'm building an outdoor BBQ island with a natural gas grill and side burners. My building inspector and I came up with a plan. I'm going to rough in the gas line and pressure test it and then I'll ...
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New gas line and permits for new tankless hot water heater

My partner and I have a small home in the SF Bay Area. To try to reclaim some indoor space, we're planning on replacing our tank water heater (currently in the house) with a tankless unit that we're ...
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Is this a gas pipe?

I removed my tub (2nd floor bathroom)to replace it with a jetted tub and I need more room width wise so I decided to knock part of the wall out to slide the edge of the new tub into to make clearance ...
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Do pipes need to be bonded to GEC within 5 feet of entry?

I received a competitive quote from an electrician to upgrade my home's service. He wanted to know where the water and gas lines entered the house because he said they needed to be bonded to the GEC ...
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What is the real name of this tool? It's used to fix dupont lighter valves

This tool is used to fix DuPont lighter but that is not its real name please you can help me a lot if you know the real name
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Boiler turns on briefly throughout the night

We moved house a few months ago and our property either has the same or a very similar boiler to our old house. It's a condensing boiler, a Worcester Greenstar 37cdi and the controls look identical. ...
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Is this dryer vent installed correctly?

Should I add those vent straps? It seems pretty sturdy, but I want to be certain. Is it even in a good location on the wall? Everyone I spoke with said it looks fine, but still a little strange to me ...
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Is there a way to remotely control gas valve?

We have a short term rental home, and we have a grill that's connected to natural gas. As a prevention of hazard, is there a way to open and close the gas valve remotely? We want to be able to close ...
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I think my gas boiler flue looks off

We had a gas boiler installed. The registered installer did not highlight any issues with fitting the boiler before fitting it. I was away when the job was done and now there is a "snorkel" ...
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What do I need to move the gas line and regulator closer to the ceiling?

I want to insert a wall oven in this cabinet and the gas line and gas regulator are in the way. How can I move it closer to the ceiling ? What cable and connector should I get ? Thank you. Quick ...
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Gas pipe behind gutter, causing water damage on facia

During a room addition long ago, gas line was rerouted to travel through addition, then along facia toward furnace. Because it travels behind gutter, water rides behind the gutter in some spots along ...
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What's the proper way to connect a gas line in a cabinet to a stove?

I recently had a contractor move my stove's gas shutoff valve into a cabinet. He used a gas range connector to connect the new shutoff valve to my stove. The connector is routed down through the crawl ...
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Long duration gas water heater with water off

My daughter is in litigation on numerous issues with her home. The issues include numerous water leaks, so the water is turned off at the street. The plumber assigned recommended the water heater ...
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Can I pressure test a gas line section that includes a pressure regulator?

I have added two flex-pipe gas line extensions to the existing gas piping. Everything is working properly and there are no signs of any leaks while testing for bubbles with soapy water or any smell of ...
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Is it safe to have a heating vent covered by a gas range/oven

I moved into a house where I discovered the central air floor vent is directly under a freestanding gas range/oven. I can feel the forced air coming through the burners. Since it's a slab foundation ...
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Oven warmer trips GFCI and bake element doesn't work

I have a Kenmore gas oven model 790.75663201. Started the warmer for the first time since I bought the house five years ago. The GFCI next to it tripped after a couple of minutes. Happens every time. ...
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Is my gas supply likely to travel through the floor or ceiling? [UK]

Our gas supply enters the property at the front and can be seen entering the wall cavity. The boiler is currently in the kitchen at the back of the property. To reach the kitchen is the gas pipe ...
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How can I connect two propane tanks together with a regulator?

I just bought a park model home and the large propane tank was removed. I bought 2 smaller tanks (30lbs each) and an auto change over regulator with two pigtails to attach to the 2 tanks. What do I ...
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Disconnecting a gas stove (New Zealand)

We are having a new gas stove delivered and I consulted a gas fitter to get the old one disconnected (so the delivery people can take it away) and come fit the new one. The gas fitter surprised me ...
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Viking gas oven will not fire up

My 12 years old Viking VGSC3676BSSLP (built July 2008) free standing range oven is broken. The oven bake and broiler burners just won’t fire up. Oven igniter sparks fine and the DSI module tested ok ...
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Is installing an outlet inside a cabinet with LPG tank a good idea?

I am installing a new gas stove on my counter top, it is a gas stove that uses LPG but has an electric igniter that must be connected to the wall. The cabinet housing the LPG tank is directly below ...
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Disable noisy timer on a magic chef gas range model 6458xst

Does anyone knows how to access the timer and disable it on a Magic Chef gas range model 6458xst. I would be more than interested to find out! It is a flat stove and the timer is right in front of ...
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Best practices - where to run new gas line?

I want to run a gas line from my meter to a grill on a deck I'm building. Because of various outdoor obstructions, the easiest path is to run the line through my (mostly) unfinished basement. In ...
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Can I add an elbow to my kitchen gas line to improve clearance with the range?

The gas stub out behind my gas range currently protrudes from the wall by about an inch too much for the range to sit tight to the wall. I'm thinking of using a 90 degree elbow like this one after the ...
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What is the best method and tool to detect harmful non-carbon-monoixde gases?

I recently cleaned my home's air filters and discovered a significant increase in well-being. Previously, staying at home during the weekend for more than 1-2 hours resulted in fatigue and dizziness, ...
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Bad to seal holes around gas pipes with cement?

I got a new gas person this year to check my boiler. He noticed that where my gas pipe comes into the house, through a hole in the bricks, the hole is sealed with cement or mortar. He said that this ...
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Gas Pressure Regulator

I am currently in the process of having my gas service upgraded to a 2psi system. My plumber is about to rough in and install all the piping, along with a maxitrol pressure regulator. This will be ...
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How do I get my pool heater up and running?

Anyone know how I can turn on the pool heater? I provided a video of everything here: https://youtu.be/s8bLVnTt5dk Model is a Purex triton minimax 400 Note: when I turned the pool heater on in the ...
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Lennox gas forced air furnace intermittently fails to light burners yet continues to run blowing cold air

Lennox ML196UH070XP25B-05 about 8 years old with an intermittent ignition problem. Furnace will start and run properly 98% of the time. Unfortunately every once in a while (2 known times in 3 months) ...
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Can anyone tell me what this pipe is?

I was touring a property for sale and I saw this pipe sticking about 4 feet straight out of the ground. We asked the owner about it and she didn’t know. Does anyone have any idea what it is?
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Will cutting the fridge capillary pipe allow the gas to evacuate? [duplicate]

I'm wanting to remove a compressor from a fridge, I need to release the gas(r600a - safe) first. Initially I thought you had to cut or pierce the copper piping attached to the compressor but I've ...
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Can I safely cut a copper compressor pipe with r600a gas?

Can I safely cut a fridge compressors copper pipes if it uses r600a gas. I've read of people taking out fridge compressors but I want to check whether it's safe to cut the pipes like this?
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Upsizing Gas Line From Tee

I need to upsize a short 1/2" run to 3/4" (it splits from the main line using a tee). This is about 4-5ft long and goes into an appliance directly. Would it be OK to remove just the pipe and ...
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Gas Boiler Furnace not igniting

So I got a boiler that had not been used in a bit, maybe a couple of years but was working. The last time they needed to have some come light the boiler. My assumption there was the ignitor was going ...
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Gas Water Heater leaking water out of the temperature and pressure valve. Could the water pressure regulator contribute to the issue?

Edit...I do not have an expansion tank or pressure gauges. The “leak” was water pouring from the valve due to pressure or temperature. Lots of calcium build up on the “down” tube attached to the ...
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How to convince plumber that there is a gas leak?

I had some gas lines replaced in the crawl space and the next day after the plumber left I noticed a minor gas smell. I got into crawl space with a HomeFlex leak detector and it is clearly going off ...
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How do I add a level gauge for 100 lb propane tank?

I just got this 100lb propane tank, and I also got this two stage regulator. I want to add a gauge so I can check the tank level, I only find gauges that convert POL LP Tank Valve to QCC1 and that's ...
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Residential Natural Gas Meter - Remove Fitting?

Is that reducer coming out of the meter necessary? Currently, it's a 3/4" to 1/2" reducer, then steps back up to 3/4" and then to 1" for the runs in the house. Can I eliminate this ...
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Furnace pilot light goes out after burner shuts off

I have a problem with the pilot light on my furnace going out after the furnace has cycled and reached the temp set on thermostat. The problem started a couple of years ago but would only go out maybe ...
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Drilling above laundry, hit something hard

I was drilling into my wall in my laundry closet (contains my washer, dryer, and water heater) to install shelf brackets above my dryer and washer. After using a stud finder, I drilled where I ...
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How do I estimate BTU usage to properly size new gas line?

I have an existing natural gas line that feeds my furnace, water heater, and an indoor fireplace. That's all working fine. I'm considering adding a second line that would feed a new gas range (my ...
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Hot water tank only has warm water after bath

We have a new 60 Gallon (US) gas hot water tank. After running a bath, water coming out of it is warm instead of hot. Is this normal? Precisely, here is the experiment I performed: Temperature ...
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Furnace setup switches seem to be in the wrong position

My furnace (Bryant 926TA) has to arrays of setup switches. I am particularly concerned with SW1-3 (off in my picture) and SW1-4 (on in my picture). The manual calls SW1-3 Low Heat Rise Adjustment and ...

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