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How advisable is it to install a 36" gas cooktop in a 30" cabinet plus adjoining?

House we are working on has a 30" electric cooktop. I already have the gas set up to convert to a gas cooktop but designer suggested 36". There is an 8" cabinet (draw/skinny cabinet)...
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Tankless water system not working after moving in

We’ve just moved into a place where the gas has been turned off for 6 months. The instant hot water service isn’t working. We’ve tried to use the gas oven, which didn’t work for a while until we ran ...
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Propane stove/oven soot/carbon smell

I have a brand new oven/stove that runs on propane. Everytime I try to use the oven it ends up making the kitchen smell like that black soot carbon. I also can see inside the oven tall flames on ...
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Can an isobutane (R600a) compressor be safely and legally removed (leaked)?

I have a reasonably modern (but not valuable) fridge with a functioning compressor that I'll nevertheless likely replace. I would like to salvage the compressor. According to the manual, the ...
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How to build a concealing box around a gas utility meter

I would like to build a concealing box around my gas utility meter, for aesthetic purposes. My understanding is that it must be well vented, for obvious reasons. Furthermore, the dials and serial ...
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Blank and Beeping Control Panel for Gas Central Heater (Vulcan/Bonaire)

A few weeks ago, the control panel went blank and started beeping at a few second intervals. This would last a few minutes, then go off by itself, and would happen every other day. This was for the ...
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how to make custom propane fitting

I have a camp chef I'm installing in my teardrop and it came with a regulator but I don't need that since the 20# tank already has a regulator. I need to install a 90 degree fitting so it will point ...
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Retrofit tankless installation in an apartment building with rooftop solar

This is hypothetical, but based on a real case. A landlord has an apartment building with 20 units. There is a single 150-gal gas water heater in the building that serves all the units. The landlord ...
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How to stop foul smell in toilet

My toilet always leaves some kind of foul smell not sure how it happens , all the toilets and septic tank has vent pipe too. I personally checked my WC and it's properly attached with floor and it's ...
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Natural gas fire pit

My plumber piped a 1" gas line from my home to our fire pit. Its a 300k btu burner. The kit cam with a gas valve, 2 tee's some fittings and 2 gas lines. The plumber only used one line from the ...
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Gas pressure drop across run - safe to elevate house pressure?

Gas pipe ratings have a certain amount of BTU with a certain pressure drop. Looking at https://www.gastite.com/downloads/pdfs/gastite_sizing_tables_natural_gas.pdf for example, it says in table 7-6 ...
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How to tap into this gas line with a tee?

I'm switching to a tankless water heater and relocating to a new spot. The new spot is right next to the meter, on the inside opposite wall. The main gas line goes into the crawl space (see pic), ...
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Gas water heater fails draft test

The guy from the gas company turned on my gas water heater and held a lit wooden match near where the flue sits on top of the water heater - it blew out. He says it's not getting a correct draft. The ...
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Brivis Wombat Classic startup behaviour

I have a Brivis Classic 2P Wombat 26 gas furnace in a place we moved into late last year. We didn't really experience winter then so hadn't had much of a chance to use the ducted heating much. Now ...
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I see rust on my outdoors incoming gas pipes on the utility side of the meter - is it bad enough to call the gas company?

Our gas was installed between 50 and 70 years ago. The outdoors piping on the house side of the meter looks fine, with just a few traces of rust. However, the pipe on the utility side of the meter has ...
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Getting electric shocks from the oven and risks from nearby gas installation

I recently moved to a new rental flat (Portugal) and set up a contract with a gas company. As part of the installation process the gas company sent an inspector to ensure that gas could be installed ...
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Canada - Rerouting propane heater exhaust from under deck?

The previous owner routed the water heater exhaust under his deck, under the patio door. It is placed 6ft from the HRV inlet. Since it's under the patio door, I can't route it vertically. It is also ...
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How to (safely) permanently turn off natural gas?

We're switching out the natural gas oven for a new model, and we opted for electric. We already have the 240v supply in place and ready to go. The oven is the last piece of natural gas equipment in ...
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Ball valve dangerous if used for gas fire pit and partially opened?

Someone made the comment that it's dangerous to have a ball valve partially open when used with natural gas in a fire pit. I wasn't able to get any more details as to why, but I've operated ...
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Ball valve not able to control flow?

I was reading the difference between a ball valve and a globe valve and https://www.linquip.com/blog/globe-valve-vs-ball-valve/ was saying that you can't control flow with a ball valve. I'm pretty ...
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How to easily fill a gas can at a modern gas pump?

I have 2.5 and 5 gallon gas cans that I use to fuel engines for various home improvement projects: lawn mower, weed whacker, chainsaw, electrical generator, post auger, pressure washer, etc. I fill up ...
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Gas run BTU limitation issues?

720K BTU of simultaneous draw is being added over a distance of ~110-180ft and I have concerns about the pipe diameter being sufficient, but I don't know much about gas. I've included a diagram ...
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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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