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Can I vent my gas dryer through my gas water heater closet to the outside?

I have a gas dryer that has the vent duct going into the gas water heater closet to the outside. Is this safe ?
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Removal of gas line

I'm doing a bathroom/closet reno on the second floor of my home. In the process I discovered an old gas line (black steel pipe) that I believe is still active. I traced it back near the gas meter ...
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Does this "creative" grounding meet 2017 or 2020 NEC?

House configuration: 1950s California ranch style single story with attic. Late 1960s split bus panel with probably 100A service. 120V outlets in house are ungrounded 2-prong. Gas enters house ...
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CSST gas line termination OK?

To me the termination of this CSST gas line to my gas stove looks a bit suspect. Is this installation ok? The yellow jacket on the line is peeled back a bit, about an inch and a half from the fitting. ...
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Do I need to bond and ground where the CSST connects to the metal pipe?

I recently had my gas line moved for my range. The piping was replaced with CSST. If my metal piping is already bonded and grounded near the gas meter, do I need to also have a separate bond and ...
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Am I missing accessories to properly mount filter in my Carrier Infinity gas furnace?

Our Carrier Infinity gas furnace (model 59MN7A080V) was installed more than 10 years ago. I have only recently taken over as "manager" of the furnace and have no clue how to properly install ...
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Viessmann Vitodens 333-F set Temperature is stuck at 5 °C

My Viessmann Vitodens 333-F does not start the gas burner automatically. Here is what I checked so far after logging in with viservice for the service menu and viexpert for the parameter Level 2 menu. ...
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Outdoor direct vent tankless water heater (low nox) on exterior wall under overhang?

I have an exterior tankless heater that is one of the high-efficiency/low nox type, it has a direct vent (pretty small, actually) just sitting on the top grill. This is mounted outdoors, but is it ...
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Is there a minimum distance between two exhaust vents going out an exterior wall? (NJ state)

Is there a minimum distance between two exhaust vents going out an exterior wall? I'm in the state of New Jersey and I was unable to find anything related to minimum distance between two exhaust vents ...
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Lennox 80mgf3-75a-3 furnace 4 flashes of one LED after gas burns, takes forever to heat

I have a Lennox 80mgf3-75a-3. Here is how it is operating: Thermostat sends signal Gas burners come on in about 20 seconds (LED flashes slowly and simultaneously - furnace has only one LED ) Then ...
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Viking gas oven ignites, but then shuts off during preheat

I have a Viking oven (model VGIC3054BSS) that began shutting off during the preheating phase. The oven burner ignites and then after 30s to 3 minutes I can hear the gas valve close. I'm pretty sure ...
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Confusing behaviour from gas fireplace

I recently moved into a house with a gas fireplace. The fireplace did not turn on when I flipped the wall switch, so I started poking around to try to figure out what’s going on. I have absolutely no ...
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DIY Heat Treating Home For Bugs - Danger To My Gas Pipe?

Actual Question: My apartment has a gas line that is used for my oven and I'm wondering if anything needs to be done with that before I can heat treat my apartment. The apartments temperature will be ...
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Gas wall Heating

I have a gas wall heater that only heats one side.it is ductless & forced air out of the one side. How do (or can) I convert it so that it heats both? Or possibly a vent kit that divert heat to ...
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Can I safely connect barely reachable flex gas pipe? [closed]

Update - Thanks for all of the answers and comments - I am including some more info and pictures to try to give a better sense. A professional is coming tomorrow to take a look, they are the one who ...
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Is there a minimum distance from vented fireplace to MP regulator?

In my shop, Im putting back in service a small 38,000 btu free-standing natural gas fireplace. Im putting in the right regulator and redoing some of the 3/8’’ copper piping. The regulator is a Maxi ...
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Why is my gas oven tripping the circuit breaker?

My gas oven is 5 years old. The circuit breaker is brand new. The problem has been happening on and off for the last month.
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Can I slow the formation of cracks in a furnace by running lower temperatures?

Just had a tech out today. Gas pressure was up way higher than it should have been so he reduced it (he said it was a 7 something and it should've been 3.4?). CO detectors not going off but they are ...
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ON and OFF for square-head gas valve

The picture shows the in-house gas valve for my outdoor grill. I want to make sure it is off as I never use it after purchasing the house. It has a square head and there is a nut on the other side.  ...
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How to troubleshoot a fireplace pilot light that is too long?

Using a best fire ignition system pss101, had pilot off for a while, turned it back on and the pilot light is way way longer than usually and burning a log... Tried adjust a flame adjustment screw in ...
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Why won't my gas fireplace start up?

Just recently purchased a house but have not as yet moved to the new locale. Gas fireplace has the functional gas shut-off key and a handheld remote with a fresh battery; however, no click, no flame. ...
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Convert BBQ from tank to wall-mount valve

I have a normal propane BBQ with a 20lb tank and the standard regulator: I'm moving into a house with large propane tanks for the furnace, fireplace, range, and has a wall-mount valve for the BBQ ...
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Ventilating utility room with gas appliances

I have a 20 sq ft utility room hosting a water heater and hydronic boiler, both gas. The door to the room is louvered, to allow for air passage. In addition to that, I was wondering if installing air ...
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Replace corroded gas range line

I’m attempting to replace a gas range line that has a pinhole leak. I disconnected it from the wall without issue but separating it from the stove itself is near impossible. I’ve tried a baking soda ...
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How to Solve Wood to Gas Fireplace Conversion Draftiness

I have a Heat & Glo Supreme-XTA gas fireplace insert installed in an old wood burning fireplace. It uses a Hearth & Home direct vent kit, either a LINK-DV30B or a Link-DV4-30B. Setup was ...
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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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