Questions tagged [gas]

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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 ...
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gas water heater howls when gas is on

I had to move my Bradford gas water heater ,when I moved it back i get a howling sound.Removing the pilot window plate stops the noise but what could be causing it?
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ok to run PVC pipe behind gas meter?

I am considering installing a radon mitigation pipe system in my home, but the only area where I could reasonably have the pipe exit my home is crammed with all my other utilities. The best spot I've ...
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problems hooking up propane tank to grill

I bought a used grill recently but when i went to hook up the propane i had an issue. There are threads on the inside of the propane tank nozzle but its too big for the hose. I asked the guy i ...
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Utility rooms having gas

I am asking about utility rooms with gas. My main question is about the door in a dwelling. I have seen doors from city to city all have AHJ that have their own way of doing doors. Some doors are fire-...
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Gas hot water tank leaking - water turned off, what about gas? Repair or replace?

My water heating tank has sprung a leak - out of the top (fortunately?) Whoever installed this thing didn't do a proper job of preventing galvanic corrosion, so the tank input is corroded (irreparably,...
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Patio natural gas fireplace with 1/2" pipe

I am looking into building a patio with a fireplace. I'd like the fireplace to run off of my home's natural gas. When I built the house they ran a natural gas line from the furnace to a place that we ...
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Gas Regulator Connection

I want to connect one outdoor stove and one grill to the gas line in my backyard . Should I put the Y connector before or after the gas regulator?
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commercial gas oven won’t light

i have a royal rr-6 commercial range and the burners are still great but the oven has slowly stopped lighting up. i read all about it, all signs pointed to a dead thermopile, so i replaced that, and ...
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Gas Oven Keeps Tripping GFCI (Moisture?)

My gas oven frequently trips my GFCI outlet. The GFCI outlet is upstream of the oven. Every outlet on that wall is on a shared circuit (I understand this is suboptimal, but I imagine there isn't a ...
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Test gauge plug on domestic gas system

I am in the U.S. I know that it is a good idea to have a capped or plugged nipple outlet somewhere on your interior gas pipe system where you can mount a test gauge that can be pumpted to a certain ...
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Can this valve be used for water?

A water valve cracked today at my house and had to call a plumber. He replaced it with a gas valve (yellow handle). He said he uses gas valves because they are better quality. What he installed looks ...
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Brand new stove burners won't light

I have a brand new Samsung NX58H5600 series free-standing gas range with five stovetop burners. The unique oval-shaped center burner works without issue. But none of the four "normal" burners will ...
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Are gas lines installed above fireplaces?

I am trying to install a TV above my fireplace (I know) and I hit something that looks like a metal pipe and I'm worried it's a gas pipe. Logically I assume no one would ever install a gas line above ...
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Bond CSST to Water Pipe - Allowed in 2017 NEC 250.104(B)?

I am looking to bond out CSST gas line which is in our crawl space of the house (dirt floor) and the copper water pipe is close by. I was wondering if CSST can be bonded to the copper water pipe in ...
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Replacing a burner on a Viking range

I have a Viking gas range and all the burners are same size and pretty big. Is there a way to replace one of them with a smaller one? The caps have a part no PA080083
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Gas Water Heater and Water Shut Off

My house and my neighbors' houses are going to have our water shut off from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm this week by our Water and Wastewater District. I called the manufacturer of the water heater and also ...
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Accessible gas pipe union

I have an 8x8 opening in a wall with a small panel door and currently it holds the supply gas pipe valve for the house. The pipe then exits the wall and becomes exposed in a room. I would like to make ...
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Identifying a Manual Gas Shutoff Valve for Water Heater

I've been reviewing some instructions before flushing my water heater - and one of the first instructions is to shut off the gas valve to the appliance. The trouble is, I'm just not certain enough to ...
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Yellow poly gas pipe to copper tubing transition

I need to run a liquid propane gas line from my tank to my house. The house and tank connections are currently copper tubing. I was thinking of using yellow poly pipe for this run, but I haven't ...
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Unable to locate filter on Gas Furnace

Can not find where the filter for this furnace is. It is a gas Rheem Criterion II. Have watched YouTube videos but none look like mine. Thermostat keeps saying filter needs replacement.
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Installing new gas water heater

I want to install a new gas water heater in a different location then my current Electric water heater. It will be more central to both bathrooms. The proposed location is shown in blue here: I will ...
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How to adjust 'frozen' venturi tube in stove?

We are installing a gas to propane conversion kit for a stove. We've changed the orifice (left brass part in photo) but we also need to adjust the position of the venturi tube (marked with arrow) - ...
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Bradford White water heater: burner making loud noise towards the end of the heating cycle

I have a Bradford White gas water heater. By coincidence, we noticed that the burner flame pops all of a sudden and a big flame starts up in the unit (see video for location). I sat for an hour in ...
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Replacing gas range - OLD gas valve won’t turn off

We’re replacing our gas range. The gas guy told us it was super easy to just shut off the valve and unhook the old one, hook up the new one. But this valve is apparently freaking old! It won’t budge. ...
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Draft coming out of water heater vent intake

I have a power vented water heater. The PVC exhaust pipe runs up in to the ceiling then horizontally outside my house. This was installed by professionals, not DIY. The outlet at the back is ...
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Clicking/Ticking BEHIND Gas Stove

I recently noticed a continuous clicking/ticking noise behind my gas stove. If you stand in front of the stove and focus, you can hear it. To hear it really well, you have to lean in towards the stove....
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Bad gas furnace install?

I just got a high efficiency condensing gas furnace installed. I feel like it was done poorly, but I'm not sure. Some questions I'm wondering about are: Do furnaces need to be level? It is visibly ...
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Internal Gas Heaters

My property has no LP gas currently. I am converting an out building and need heat in several of the rooms. Can I run a gas line along the horseshoe shaped inside wall that is a common wall to all the ...
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Why do the flames in my fireplace turn off and on constantly?

Does anybody know what would cause a gas fireplace to produce the behavior shown in the video? The flames keep turning off and on constantly. Video
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stand alone gas fireplace won't come on via thermostat

system: - stand alone direct vent gas fireplace (stove) - 2 wire system - pilot light - thermostat controlled the thermostat stopped turning on the fireplace. the fireplace starts and runs fine ...
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Why do the flames in my ventless fireplace go out when I turn on the blower?

I have a ventless gas fireplace. It starts fine but when I turn on the blower motor on Manual the flames go out after a few minutes (but not the pilot light). If I put the blower motor on auto the ...
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Direct vent fireplace question— log set options

1st let me say any help us very appreciated as I am completely lost on the subject. I have a direct vent gas fireplace (vented directly out the 1st floor wall). When I purchased my home (5 years now)...
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Gas Logs (connecting 2 20 lbs together)

I have 2 20 lbs propane tanks daisy chained together. There is no switch over valve. It is currently 10 degrees where I live and I can not get the logs to light other than pouring some hot water ...
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Is it possible to get gas to an island range?

First, all gas/electric will be done by a professional. I have potentially the option to put a range in an island. I'm on a concrete slab. Can I build a raised floor and have the professional run the ...
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Is CSST piping and water piping in an inaccessible crawl space against code?

The CSST line that feeds our upstairs dryer with gas, the water pipes for the washing machine and some electrical wires run through an inaccessible crawlspace in the basement. When I went to turn the ...
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Gas Fireplace Turns off after heating up

I have a propane ventless gas log. It's a Rasmussen Chillbuster C1B. It has worked fine for 15 years. Now when I turn it on it burns for about 15 minutes and then cuts off. The pilot is still light ...
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Gas Fireplace with inconsistent ignition and maintenance of flame

New to gas fireplaces. I have a 3yo Heat& Glo Everest vented gas fireplace with handheld starter. Have always had trouble getting it to ignite but once it ignited in the past, the flame held for ...
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Gas Range 20 amp Circuit Breaker

I have a gas range. 120v, 16 Gauge 15 amp Plug. Can I use the 20 amp Ciruit Breaker that is currently in the house?
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Replacing Flame Sensor on Ruud Silhouette Furnace

I'm quite new when it comes to looking at furnaces. The furnace in my house recently started shutting off before getting to the temperature the thermostat is set to. Eventually we'd reset the whole ...
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How long you can keep gas furnance heater bypassing thermostat

Thermostat is broken but needed to heat the house. I decided to jump R and W wires to get some heat this cold night. The question is for how long I can run the heater (gas)? Is it Ok to leave it on ...
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Valiant Boiler - 3 months old

In September I had a Valiant boiler fitted in my 2 bedroom house. It hasn’t worked properly ever since. Every time I put the heating on my pressure drops from 1.5 to 0.3 bars and I get the spanner ...
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Can a Smart light switch be used for a Gas fireplace insert?

I have a gas fireplace that the on/off function is controlled by a light switch. The switch is connected to two wires only, a black and white wire. There is no ground wire. Can a smart switch be used ...
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gas fireplace does not relight automatically

Good pilot light. New thermopile. Occasionaly when desired temp is reached and flame goes off, it will not relight by itself, I must gently tap on the pump to get the flame going again... ???
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Gas fireplace partially lighting

When I'm lighting my gas fireplace, there are two rows of flames that typically ignite... An upper and lower part. The upper always lights first followed by the bottom. Lately the lower part has not ...
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Gas water heater turn off the gas valve and water, but leave the thermostat at low level, will this cause some issue?

GAS water heater, I turn off the gas valve and water, but leave the thermostat at low level, didn’t turn it off. I will back the house in 10 days, Will this cause any issue?