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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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how much 3 inch B-vent (double wall) for water heater can be above the roof?

The natural gas venting tables talk about lateral versus vertical rise and pipe diameter, plus the 2 and 10 ft rule for height above the roofline and outdoor vertical walls but they never mention how ...
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What is a 94+ AFUE gas boiler?

I saw that my Natural Gas provider stated I could receive a benefit if I had one or installed one, so I was wondering what it was.
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Does a 0.1 PSI drop in 24 hours indicate a leak in gas piping?

After installing some new CSST with black iron end points and pressure testing at 5 PSI, is it bad to lose 1/10 of a PSI (0.1 PSI) in 24 hours? I cannot identify any leaky joints with solution and I'...
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Can I bond gas plumbing via gas water heater's electrical connection ground?

Locale: WA State, U.S. Inspector approved gas plumbing and followed up later, saying: "Please note that we will be verifying the bonding of the new gas piping at the next inspection, please ...
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Gas Log Fireplace won’t light [closed]

I have a gas log fireplace I haven’t used for 2 years. We are selling our house. When I went to light the pilot, it will not stay lit. What can I do?
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Hot water heater and gas-stove not working at the same time

So I have a gas water heater and a gas stove. I was able to cook on my stove this morning at around 8 a.m. and then I took a shower and it was not hot. I tried to light the pilot on the water heater, ...
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Is it safe to use timer to shut off gas boiler overnight?

We have an aquaPLUS 280-7 r3 Valliant gas boiler. It heats the water nice and all, but it has an annoying habit of turning on overnight to preheat the water in the storage container. The problem is, ...
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Standard vs full port ball valve

I understand the difference in regards to price (most homeowners are cheap), body size (a full port might not be viable in tight spaces), and physical design (inlet/outlet size difference) between a ...
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Strongest LPG hose on earth [closed]

My LPG (Liquified Petroleum Gas) hose is made of rubber and already 10 years old. I want to replace it to avoid any leak and explosion. I only need about a 37 inches (1 meter) of LPG hose. What is the ...
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Gas wall oven vent

I’m replacing a Roper gas wall oven with a new oven. The new ones don’t have vents. The existing vent runs up the cabinet and through the roof. I just had a new roof put on and I don’t want to pull ...
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Does my furnace suck air from outside?

I've tried Googling this but the stakes are quite high and I don't want to be wrong, so I'm asking here. Wildfires are raging in California where we live, and the Air Quality is nearing the 'hazardous'...
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Are standard 20A receptacles a NFPA 58 ignition source?

This is to determine if a 10 foot distance to the propane tank fill port is required. Thanks.
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My gas valve is inbetween two plasterboard walls how do I access it? [duplicate]

My gas valve is inbetween two plasterboard walls How should I access this valve to try to shut it off or maybe have a new valve installed? I've already cut the hole bigger to get my hand in there but ...
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Is this a gas valve behind stove? I can't move it to turn it off

I want to get a new stove and when I pulled out the old stove I found the gas line within a hole in the wall and the gas line had a metal bar on its side. I am thinking this bar is a gas valve but I ...
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Could a 90 degree gentle bend reduce btu/hr flow by 25% in a natural gas connector?

I want to connect my new gas dryer to my gas supply. The 7.3 cubic foot dryer (DLG1502) came with a ½ OD connector kit that is not compatible with my 3/8 shut-off valve. I bought a 3/8 connector ...
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Can I hook up a dryer to the gas line in my kitchen that the stove in using?

I recently moved and my sister gave me a washer and dryer. It’s a gas dryer and I found out that my basement doesn’t have a gas line. I have a gas line in the kitchen that the stove is using. Is it ...
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Outlets for gas range

I am building a bay for a new 30" gas range. Q1: I was wondering if there are specifications, or code requirements, for the position of the gas and electrical outlets, most specifically, is there ...
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is this video representative of good technique for working with gas pipe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEdaICxZnug Curious if you can 'horse' on the pipe that much and its ok. More specifically, when he is tightening the pipe back together, he is moving the existing ...
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Gas line pressure testing, is there an acceptable limit for losses?

Last week I finished installing the gas home runs in a house I'm working on. Never really done this before, but I figured I'd take a shot at it since it was only 20 ft of pipe. Last Saturday, with ...
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Improve adjustability of gas stove

I've got a gas hob (valberg brand) running on a cylinder. The problem is that it has virtually no adjustability - when I turn the knob to make the flame smallest it barely reduces the flame at all. So ...
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Replacing a gas boiler fan - UK gas safe regulations

Is it legal (UK law) to replace the fan on a domestic gas boiler yourself? The replacement (according to the manual) involves three screws and two blade connectors. The price of a new fan from the ...
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When installing new natural gas plumbing system, can I include multiple capped tees for future branches?

I'm getting natural gas service installed and am plumbing in the system. Initially, the only appliance will be a gas water heater. I want to run the mainline and future-proof for new appliance ...
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The was automatically turned on and we can't turn the fan off

The indoor central gas heating system was automatically turned on even though we did not touch anything. The room temperature was not colder than other days. Then this is the worse thing, we can't ...
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Can I mix galvanized and black (iron) pipe when plumbing for new gas service?

I'm getting new gas service (Nat. Gas, M425, 1-1/4") installed. Big Box Store doesn't sell 1-1/4" black pipe (only 1"), but they do sell 1-1/4" galvanized. Can I run galvanized for ...
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Basement Smell in Utility or Bathroom?

In our house, we have a partially below grade basement. Occasionally, our basement will smell like sewer gas (farts) but I can not determine where the smell is coming from. The basement does have ...
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Why is my gas oven no longer heating?

I have a Frigidaire gas wall oven that is no longer heating. It was working off and on the past couple of weeks but now is not heating at all. All the electrical functions work and the igniter ...
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Will separate dishwasher drain cause sewer gases and wet dog smell?

Will this separate pipe for dishwasher cause sewer gases to enter into cabinet and dishwasher to get wet dog smell? The separate dishwasher pipe design - at top of pipe is a 2” Wye fitting - one side ...
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Installing a Honeywell HZ432 for four zone wireless heating

need help with wiring setup. Current setup Gas furnace (heating, no cooling): standard four zone gas furnace setup with hot water circulator 4 zones (3 wired, 1 wireless) Setup: Honeywell THM5320R (...
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Oil clogged up my Honeywell Water Heater Gas Valve WV8840A1051

The gas company cleared oil from my natural gas lines to my house about 1.5 - 2 yrs ago. The gas meter was completely full of oil and was replaced. The water heater was also replaced. Things were ...
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Germany: Is it legal to connect a gas oven to a gas tank manually?

I have arrived recently in Germany and I want to get a gas oven. I was wondering if it's possible to buy the oven, the gas tank, and manually connect them on my own, is this possible legally? Or ...
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Electric heat pump water heater with solar power vs. gas water heater

I am getting ready to replace my current hot water heater - it is a ~15 year old tank gas water heater so I want to be prepared in case it breaks. In the summer (when I am not using gas to heat the ...
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How can I best prepare a nozzle for a gas cooktop so it doesn't lock into place?

I have a Bosch cooktop, and several of the igniters have stopped working. I'd replace them, but the venturi nozzle that holds the burners in place has gotten completely frozen in place. This is the ...
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Can an SPST switch be used instead of a thermostat for a gas stove?

We have a gas stove that can be either on or off. It has two wires going to a thermostat that has more capability than the stove, such as control of non-existent air conditioning and fan. The wires ...
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Serious corrosion of vent connector duct in gas hot water system

I have a combined radiant heating system/domestic hot water system. This unit is a middle efficiency unit rated at 87% The boiler is connected to a B-vent chimney with single wall vent connector. ...
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Should and can I move the gas pipes to make height for bathroom

Trying to add a bathroom to the basement with the builder provided rough in which is next to furnace/heater (located at 10 ft right angle away from electrical boards and laundry) I see that the city'...
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Is a soap and water gas leak detecting solution more likely to cause rust than the store's version?

Will a water and soap solution (one tsp of soap in a cup of water) cause a pipe to rust more than BrassCraft Gas Plastic Water Heater Gas Leak Detector?
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Oven burner not lighting normally - strange behavior

I have a 15 year old Capital Performance Series gas range, model number PSGR304. This is a cheap relative of a commercial-style DCS range without any electronic controls, timers, etc. Lately it has ...
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From where does gas oven get combustion air?

My gas oven is only partially heating while I run my evaporative cooler. I can also smell gas when both these appliances are on. My first thought is that perhaps the combustion air intake is ...
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Connect two LP-GAS High-Eff +95% Furnaces to one LP Tank

Connect two LP-GAS High-Eff +95% Furnaces to one LP Tank will reduce supplier refill to one location on House. Furnaces 100K BTU and 60K BTU. To reduce refill to one location (currently two tanks on ...
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New gas range setting off smoke/gas detectors

I converted our kitchen's range to gas. The gas line was installed professionally but I connected the new stove. As part of setup I heated the oven to 350 to test the burners. Soon after reaching ...
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Fan Only operation not working - gas forced air furnace

So i followed online guidance to enable "fan only" mode for my forced air gas furnace, Essentially that was to connect the "G" terminals on the t-stat and the furnace board. Seems simple enough, but ...
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Dryer 240 to 120 question

I have a 240 volt dryer currently, and I want to change it out for a gas dryer that will utilize 120 volt. Since the circuit is 240 volt 30 amp, I'd like to use the existing 6-8 gauge wire and ...
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What is this tank?

There was a spigot that was randomly in our yard when we first moved in a couple months ago. Now that the weather is somewhat warmer, I decided to finally dig it up and find the source of water. While ...
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Pilot light continually burning

The pilot light on my gas fire usually goes out once the fire is lit and I have released the switch. Now for some reason the pilot lite remains lit and doesn't go out until I turn the fire off. This ...
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Vent-free natural gas fireplace - No gas when attempting to light pilot

A number of years ago, we had a vent-free gas log set installed in our fireplace. It has always seemed to work just fine. Normally, when we are not using it for prolonged periods, we shut the gas ...
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Is it safe to change wind blowing direction of a William Wall Mounted Heater?

I have a old William Wall Mounted Heater, as shown in pictures. (I took the bottom casing off) I'd like to change the direction hot air blow out, so I used a plier to make those wind blades upward ...
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Whirlpool oven gas shuts off one second after turning on

Problem: I have a Whirlpool oven in the US, model WFG540H0ES0 (photo). It's worked fine for the last 3.5 years, but a few weeks ago the oven stopped igniting. When I start the oven in the control ...
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Is this a gas leak from back the back of my oven and is it dangerous?

https://youtu.be/FQXYIAQ7ywA This is a video of the gas connection on the back of my oven. I covered the connection with soap water. It is bubbling. I do not smell any gas. Is this a problem and is ...
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Does my utility room need fresh air? If so, possible solutions?

Our home has a ~ 13' x 12' utility room that houses our HVAC system and gas hot water heater. Adjacent to this room is another room that we would like to use for an office. Currently those two rooms ...
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electric fired gas fireplace

I have a gas fireplace that is fired by an electrical thermostat .It will tick and tick and not fire up.Have to lower thermostat and raise repeatedly to get it to light .Any ideas why this is ...

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