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HVAC Gas furnace with added heat pump. Thermostat loses power while heating with gas

I have a medium efficiency gas furnace with an add-on Trane air to air heat pump. The heat pump kit is TAYPLUS103A. I noticed that in cold weather when the gas furnace runs, the gas ignites, and ...
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Fireplace pilot light lights but logs will not ignite

When I turn the knob to on, the pilot light goes out. The technician tried lighting it with his torch and still would not light the logs. Said it was the pressure regulator. Switched that out to a ...
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Propane gas line to fireplace

There is a propane line that goes to our gas fireplace. We want to finish our basement with drywall to the ceiling. What should we do with that line first? Thanks.
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Does Manometer Tubing Size Affect Measurements?

Does the diameter & length of tubing used with a digital manometer affect gas pressure readings? I'm trying to measure the outlet gas pressure going into my furnace and I had to connect different ...
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An unsteady flame when furnace is warming up

When my furnace has warmed up the house and turns off for a bit it struggles to turn back on. While the furnace is cold I can look into the combustion chamber and notice the flame is acting like ...
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How can I make my flame detector more reliable?

I have a new 4-ring gas hob (GHG612BL by SIA) and one of the features it has is flame-failure detectors (FFD) which shut off the gas to any ring if the flame goes out. I thought that would be a ...
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Dryer smells like gas after hiatus and reinstall

I just reinstalled my gas dryer after a lengthy hiatus due to remodeling. The plumbing hasn't changed much except that I had taken off but then reinstalled (with yellow Teflon tape) the 2' appliance ...
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How to cover this gas line sticking out of the wall?

I'm looking for nice a way to cover this gas line plug sticking out of my wall. It's an eyesore that is no longer needed, I believe a leftover from the oven in an extra basement kitchen area. It ...
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How to turn on a Honeywell gas heater

I am trying to understand how to turn the heater on in our unit. There is a thermostat on the living room wall that looks like this: And there is a trapdoor below the heater in the wall looking like ...
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Gas fireplace won't stay lit

I have a new construction home with a gas fireplace (Copreci VCS-ECOMOD) that won't stay on when lit. If I leave the pilot on, the pilot is stable and stays lit indefinitely. Once I light the ...
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Problem with my Mendota Seabrook Model D-30 Direct Vent Gas Insert

I have a Mendota Seabrook Model D-30 Gas Fireplace that keeps shutting off, sometimes after 1 minutes other times after 10 minutes. It has been running fine for about 9 years, but then started having ...
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Flex connecting two black pipes mid line

The gas line coming into my newly redesigned kitchen and supplying a range has to be routed under the sink because there was no room behind the rear left corner to go behind the studs in the wall. The ...
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Can a furnace high limit switch be bypassed for testing, and is that dangerous?

A repairman recently found that the actuator and the high limit switches were not working when our 15+ Carrier gas furnace was only blowing cold air. There are separate thermostats for the downstairs ...
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Rearguard vent issue on Kenmore gas range

Vent in rearguard of gas range is outputting too much heat on top of stove; can we adjust this? it was changed when range was moved recently.
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Gas furnace fails to fire up and provide heat

My gas furnace won't turn on when it's set to heat. My girlfriend and I both noticed that it was a little cold today. I went to flip the heat up a notch after dinner, and that's when I noticed that ...
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The gas home heater turns off after some time and wont turn on again unless I lower the thermostat and raise it back up

I just got some info that may help. See this google doc https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VQ5RKnu5wZUIdHfiWDm2ZcqK4KqLm_2zuZBcYDqasQI/edit?usp=sharing There are some wires that look like they ...
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Does a fireplace with switch on wall need to have the pilot on constantly

Our gas fireplace has a switch on the wall as well as a gas control valve that needs an external key. We had not used the fireplace in 5 years and called a plumber to get it to light. He put valve ...
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What type of pipe is this protruding through my floor? [duplicate]

Basically, we are renovating a house we have moved into and undoing countless bodge jobs. After removing the old system boiler hot water tank, we have found a large cap protruding out of the floor by ...
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How to connect sections of black iron gas line?

In my crawl space I have a fairly convoluted maze of black iron gas connections which only serves 2 appliances. During basement renovation this maze gets in the way and I would like to remove most of ...
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How do I increase flame size in my outdoor fire pit?

We have a built-in gas fire pit in our backyard and it all works but the maximum flame is doesn't provide enough warmth when I crank the valve to its max setting. I've tried pulling off the knob but I ...
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How to determine if my gas fireplace can burn wood safely?

I would like to know if my gas fireplace can burn wood within it safely. It is built into the wall, made of stone, and does not have any metal within it (apart from the pipe leading gas into the ...
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Code for new flooring over gas lines

I am installing new flooring in a condo. The condo association removed the old floor heating in favor of vent heating. However, the copper what I assume to be gas lines (or water lines are sticking ...
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What regulator do I need for 500 gallon tank?

Just moved into a new house, the previous owner had a 500-gallon propane tank buried in the backyard. A gas contractor stopped by and said the tank is in full working order, however he doesn't do ...
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Gas dryer leaking gas only when it runs

I have a samsung gas dryer which appears to leak gas only when it runs. We smell gas in the vent and also, sometimes, near the dryer as well. But more so from the vent, where it's passing raw gas. And ...
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Gas fireplace pilot light goes out when fire turns off

I have a Heat and Glo propane fireplace with a constant pilot light. I had to clean the orifice etc. and have a nice blue flame on the thermopile and thermocouple. When the fire turns itself off with ...
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Help me undo gas stove flex connection

I am trying to unhook a gas stove flex line. The joint B turns fine so I can unthread it. However the joint A seems to be seized and won’t turn. As a result, I cannot remove the hose as the hose cools ...
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Gas Fireplace Pilot won’t stay lit

I was trying to light my pilot and was having difficulty. The steps I followed. Turn on gas Turned pilot button from "off" to "pilot" Pushed in pilot button Pushed igniter Pilot ...
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fireplace gas pipe coming from the floor of the box

I have a fireplace t bar coming up through the bottom of my fireplace, I am trying to install a gas log however they are telling me this pipe needs to come through the side wall, is this possible? ...
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How best to connect a second gas run to a meter

I am running a 1 1/4 gas line to the garage in the rear of my lot - total run is about 85 feet. Trench and Home-Flex underground PE pipe (https://homeflex.com/underground/#system) is already layed out ...
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how to wire humidifier to circuit board

hi I have ganeralaire 1042 humidifier.it connect direct to transformer . my question is can I rewire to furnance control board. model is hk42fz0222105.just want to be active when heat is on. but I don'...
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How to pipe a propane kitchen correctly

Just purchased a new house and found a great surprise, a 500-gallon propane tank buried in the backyard. Not sure how old it is, but it is holding gas, a gas contractor came out and checked and it ...
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Gas dryer, spacing requirment between vent and valve?

I see a lot of Dryer Boxes for sale which have knock-outs for both the exhaust vent and the gas valve in the same plastic box. Is this OK, code/safety-wise to have the gas valve so close to the out-...
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Move a gas meter 150ft or install your own gas line?

I am DIY-ing a house in Montana where a mobile home used to exist nearby (150ft away). There is an existing NG meter (250CFH). Of course my home is much larger and needs a little over 500 CFH. This ...
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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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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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