Questions tagged [gas]

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

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question about supplying gas via multiple lines to a water heater

We moved into a new construction home a few months ago. The house has what I believe are 1/2 inch flexible gas lines running from a basement manifold to various appliances (water heater, two different ...
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(SOLVED) What is a whining, high pitch sound coming from my furnace when heat kicks in

EDIT: SOLVED. IT WAS THE FLEX CONNECTOR. THANKS EVERYONE. My gas furnace makes a high-pitched whining sound when the burners turn on (when I can see fire). A repair man came and told me it may be that ...
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Heat non Glo fireplace

My model no sl-750tr-d fireplace would not stay lit so I replaced the thermopile and tried it before putting glass back on and worked fine. This AM I put glass back on and would not light so removed ...
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1973 Tappan gas range with pilots no electronic parts

Old Tappan range oven worked 7 years ago. Stove top works fine but pilots won't stay lit. Oven pilot lights, but oven burner won't ignite. Doesn't seem to be getting gas to oven burner. No gas leaks. ...
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What kind of vent material can be used for gas dryer?

Dryer at present butts up to vent sticking into the room. This works just fine. I want to put the dryer and washer on a plinth to make it easier to access. I don't want to put the dryer further ...
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Gas fireplace doesn’t turn on when cold

We have a Lennox gas fireplace that’s about 10 years old and we live in New England. We have the thermostat set to turn off the unit overnight and back in at 6am. Often it doesn’t turn on even though ...
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Gas Smell from Fire Place Key Valve

When I turn the key to open gas valve to light my gas fireplace I can constantly smell gas coming from the key hole. Is that normal? When I shut the valve off with the key I can no longer smell gas.
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Trenching requirements for utilities in a outdoors kitchen

I would like to build a small outdoors kitchen, with gas (for the grill), electricity, water and drain - sewage (for a sink). I spoke this morning with a person in the building department of my city ...
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Gas logs won't stay lit

I recently (in the last 2 days) installed gas logs in my home. The pilot light stays lit, I crank them up and after about 10ish minutes they sputter and go out(the pilot light stays lit). I turn them ...
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Gas central heating on max for hours. What are short and long term adverse effects other than higher bills?

I've had a new boiler fitted, a Bosch-Worcester one, in a medium size house. It's been serviced professionally, when required. The new boiler came with a thermostat control pad. All the copper piping ...
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Framing for gas fireplace insert in existing masonry fireplace

What are the requirements for framing for a gas insert in an existing masonry fireplace? See the attached picture that shows the framed opening for the gas insert (circled in red). The insert will ...
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Where is my gas shutoff valve for my stove or do I need to have one installed?

I am getting a gas stove delivered to replace my existing one. I am in a condominium unit, but I don't see a gas shutoff valve, there are ones for the water inside of my unit. I thought it may be this ...
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How to insulate around kitchen cabinet cut outs for outlet and propane line access?

New home, builder cut out kitchen cabinet holes for electric outlet and propane line to gas cooktop. Toe kick heating vents below kitchen cabinets now blow warm air out through these cut outs. Any ...
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How can I turn on a vent fan over a gas range when gas flow is detected?

We recently installed a kitchen island and for various reasons there are no acceptable places to put a vent switch close at hand. I would like to make the whole system more automatic and link the ...
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Is corrosion a concern when hanging black iron pipe with copper hangers?

Can I hang black gas pipe with copper hangers? Is corrosion a concern? Example:
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Trane XL1200 furnace not heating

I have an older Trane XL1200 gas pack furnace/AC. I just tried to turn on the furnace and nothing happened. Looking at the control board the led code told me it was a pressure switch problem. The ...
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Gas fireplace won’t stay lit

I got my pilot started in my gas fireplace, and now the flame won’t stay lit. I have a light switch as an on/off switch. Originally, I couldn’t get the flame to light at all. Toggled the switch a few ...
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is the 24v transformer output ~27v normal?

i found my carrier 58pha090-016 furnace had no flame with the igniter on, and exhaust fan running, etc. it kept trying 3 times then stop. i reset the power switch of the whole system, the same cycle ...
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Gas wall heater issues

Why does my gas wall heater turn on and off intermittently when the switch is off? It's NOT the fan turning on and off Its the flames coming on then quickly going out! Why? and thank you!
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How to Identify an Unknown or Poisonous Gas

Situation My office has a meeting room that is located on the ground floor with inward facing windows towards the bottom of very small and stuffy open air interior. This area is surrounded by six ...
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Combustion Air Necessary Florida

I have a gas water heater in my garage that i enclosed with bi-fold doors. Since there were bi-fold doors with space on the top and bottom and also in the garage, we didn't install combustion air ...
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Retrofit zero clearance gas fireplace or insert in existing masonry fireplace

We have an existing wood burning fireplace on the main floor of our house where a gas insert was previously installed (see pics below). The fireplace previously had a brick surround and a hearth which ...
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Gas Fireplace how to insulate for constant draft

We have a gas fireplace that the contractor did not insulate and causes a constant breeze through the bottom vent. Would it be safe to line the bottom walls with mineral wool? The air is ...
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Why do gas water heater exhausts have an air gap before the chimney?

Every conventional (i.e., non-direct-vent) gas water heater I have seen has a roughly 1" vertical gap between its exhaust port and the exhaust vent (or "chimney"). See photo below. What function does ...
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Fireplace - Pilot stays on, fire goes off

Trying to figure what is wrong with my gas fireplace. I tried to start it few days ago first time since last winter, I brushed the thermocouple, thermopile and the burner, also used compressed air ...
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How to light the pilot for an old Gas Heater

We have moved in to a new home (new for us!) and we noticed that there was no heat coming from the base board. I tried to read the instructions on the Gas Heater in the basement and it talks about the ...
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Connect new gas dryer to an old 15/16” gas pipe

I bought a new gas dryer and am trying to connect it to an existing gas supply point in my laundry room. The gas supply pipe ends with this 15/16” brass MIP piece: I already bought a BrassCraft ...
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Gas combi boiler removing radiator

I'm doing some decorating at home and needed to remove the radiator. I still need to be able to use the gas heating throughout the house while the radiator is off. I closed the TRV and lockshield ...
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Need help with Lennox MPD 35RPM propane fireplace

I moved into my current home in August of 2017. I tried looking into getting this thing up and running, but got frustrated and gave up. I still haven't, and want to give it another shot. This propane ...
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Position of dryer vent relative to gas meter and furnace intake

As part of renovations to our house (built in the early 70s) we are reconfiguring the laundry room and moving appliances to the opposite wall. The laundry appliances will now be to the left of the ...
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Boiler pilot not lighting up

I was unable to get pilot lit by pressing button and using lighter. So I tried my torch on the thermocoupler and turned the gas knob on and it came on, hence the picture. Yet the pilot light still is ...
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Why won't my oven open its gas valve?

I have an old O'keefe and Merrit Oven that is not lighting. I tried contacting a local mechanic but he refused to work on it because he called it an antique. Unfortunately they simply don't seem to ...
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Gas Fireplace Pilot Won't Light

I have a 5 year old built-in natural gas fireplace. It has electronic spark ignition and a wall thermostat. I just tried to start it but noticed that there is no gas reaching the pilot so no flame, ...
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The burner on my Lennox G40uh furnace will not ignite

I have a Lennox G40 series furnace and the gas valve will not open. After it does the preliminary start up I get 27V to the gas valve, but only for about half a second. Periodically the LEDs will ...
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How should I unstick an old gas appliance valve?

There is an old gas pipe for a dryer unit that hasn't been used in maybe 15-20 years. The pipe seems to be of good integrity (as good as anything else in the house) however the valve which is ...
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How can I repair this gas leak on my new range? Teflon tape isn't working

I'm trying to install this GE gas range, so I attached everything and tightened all the nuts. Unfortunately, there's gas leaking at the base of the stove (where the flare connects to the stove). I ...
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Can flow of gas be too strong to ignite in oven?

My Viking oven lights only intermittently. I hear the spark module sparking. It tries for 4 cycles and then turns off, to prevent explosions I assume. I have replaced spark module once; no help. ...
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what size should gas grill burner flames be

i have a charbroil 'red' grill. it used to get very hot. now I hold my hand over cooking surface for 5 to 10 seconds. not good. yes i tried to reset the regulator based on most internet suggestions ...
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Is it ok to use a gas stove with gas pressure lower than what's specified?

I got a new gas stove. I will use an LPG tank as the source for gas. The stove's user manual specifies to use gas at a pressure of 37mbar, and that "the company isn't responsible for any difference in ...
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Stripped male connector from dryer

I stripped the threads on the male pipe from my dryer. Now I cannot connect the gas line to my dryer. What are my options to fix this problem? Can I replace the pipe coming from my dryer? Or would it ...
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How to seal gas hob to concrete countertop?

Some time this week, I'll be calling a qualified technician to connect my gas hob to gas and electricity. Connection will be done with elastic pipe, so that's not a problem. The only problem I have ...
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Health problems after DIY floor upgrade

I recently replaced my vinyl floors with bamboo (Yanchi) The sub-floor had a small amount of black mold, but no moisture source was present. I removed it with some non-toxic treatment from Ace, and ...
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Q couple questions on the CA Plumbing, Electrical Code RE: keep-out distances between gas, electric

General: Southern California area Residential Experience with HV and high pressure N2/CDA systems from my work, but not flammable high pressure gasses. Question 1: Is there a minimum distance ...
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Replacement Parts for In-Ground Grill

I need a new grill, and I'm going to try to get this in-ground grill up and running. This is a natural gas line that's run from the house. It's been unused in the seven years that we've been in the ...
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Is MAPP gas actually hotter?

My hardware store sells both MAPP and propane torches. The MAPP torches claim to burn hotter. I was curious how much, so I took a look online. By this table, propane burns in air at 1967 C, while ...
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How do I know if a pipe is a gas pipe

Hi we have a pipe where we want to take the wall out and put French doors in but are unsure what the pipe is and whether we are able to move it or get rid of it
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What's causing my gas oven ignitor to become dirty?

For months, my gas oven has been having issues igniting. The issue is somewhat intermittent but every time I run into this, I take a piece of sandpaper and rub it against the ignitor. This seems to ...
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Weber Genesis caught on fire

I was grilling chicken and some of the fat dripped into the cabinet and the gas line caught on fire burning through the sheathing and making a hole in the line itself, leading to a major fire inside ...
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Gas line to appliance seized cannot disconnect

I have a gas line to a gas range I'm trying to take off. The nuts are very tight. In the photo there are 2 nuts. It looks like the upper one is attached to the gas hose (the flexible hose). Using a ...
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Fuel gas CSST line allowed in plenum in Texas?

I recently visited a house. The host pointed out something interesting. The furnace AC combo is in an indoor closet and is vertical upflow and sits on top of a filter base that sits on top of the ...