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How to prepare a natural gas stub from crawl space through unfinished exterior wall

The exterior wall to my patio is currently gutted due to a water leak. The cripple wall to the crawlspace only has plywood and will get water barrier, stucco coats and paint soon. It has always been ...
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Outlet, breaker and wire size for a single circuit used by both a washer and a gas dryer

I'm buying a stacked washer/dryer (the old style top loader washer). The dryer is gas and it will be replacing our old electric dryer. There is an outlet in the laundry room with 12/2 wire and 20 amp ...
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Insufficient slope vs Extending concentric vent past deck for Rinnai RE199iP Tankless WH?

I'm replacing an existing tankless WH with a non-condensing Rinnai RE199iP tankless WH and would like to use the Ubbink concentric vent Rinnai recommends. The water heater would be in an awkward place ...
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Ok for electrical wires to be touching gas lines?

We just had our gas lines above our kitchen re-piped. The pictures show the gas lines are touching electrical wires. Anyone know if this is safe and up to code standards (please provide code number ...
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Black iron gas pipe penetrating cinder block wall above grade - sleeving requirements

I'm upgrading my propane lines inside the house and plan on having a 1" black iron pipe stub out from the basement cinder block wall (2ft above grade). I'm having a hard time finding a conclusive ...
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No pilot light on gas oven

My 1940ish oven that does not have an electric start, we've always used a match to light top burners. Gas company stated i need to replace pilotight but we took out the broiler draw, and looked ...
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Assistance Needed: Identifying Underground Pipes Found During Excavation

While working on some foundation projects and excavating soil, I encountered the following underground pipes: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hn7H8wedXGZBCgGeOXvCAlkny7GZ2ynE/view https://drive....
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What kind of thread is on this gas BBQ?

I have a gas BBQ that is missing the nipple to attach the gas hose. This is bought in Europe, and all the fasteners are metric, just this port has some weird dimensions. The major diameter of the ...
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Gas burners not giving out same gas all around the burner

I have a russell hob 4 ring burner,which im using with propane gas bottle. I use the largest ring mostly. This ring is not giving out the same amount of gas all the way around it. This means food is ...
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Does short CSST line off of copper need to be grounded to main panel?

The LP gas in my house runs through soft copper tubing. I am adding a gas range and have a chunk of CSST left from adding heat to an outbuilding. If I tap into the copper and run CSST to the range (...
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Flame roll out in gas forced air furnace

I've got a Goodman forced air gas furnace. It's about 17 years old. It recently tripped the flame roll out sensor. About 2 or 3 weeks ago I replaced the ignitor on this unit, and it's been working ...
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Honeywell Gas Control Valve Gas Smell

There was a gas smell coming from my Honeywell Gas Control Valve and I called the gas company out. They had a tool that they used SENSIT GOLD G2 that they used to check for gas leaks. On it, the ...
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Attach black iron natural gas pipe to stucco

I am planning to run 1-1/4" black iron natural gas pipe around the outside of my house to supply an exterior tankless heater. The pipe needs to be attached to the wall and I'm planning to use two-...
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Gas valve key handle

I am new to relying on gas in a house. We just recently moved into this home over a month ago and noticed there was a gas valve with a key handle, recently we had a gas leak from a company not making ...
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Can I run a gas pipe in front of my electric meter pedestal?

I want to run gas pipe to my patio for a gas grill. I'll be connecting to the grill with a quick connect hose. I would be starting back by the air conditioner and would like to come as far around the ...
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gas fittings rusting

I ran a gas line under my deck for a future bbq hook up and outdoor gas fireplace. I didn't think much of the fittings I used and after a few days in the rain in Oregon they started to rust. The one ...
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How can I demonstrate to contractors that a gas pipeline is unused?

We are trying to build a home on an empty lot. There is an abandoned 6" gas pipeline running through where we are able to build it. We've done a lot of work to understand the history of this ...
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Gas oven tripping GFCI outlet [duplicate]

After replacing igniter on Samsung has stove it keeps tripping GFCI outlet downstream from stove. The oven will reach temp then trip the GFCI. After resetting GFCI the oven runs fine.
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Is this connection between cooktop and gas line safe?

First major DIY project and want to confirm if what I’m planning to do is safe because it involves gas. So we ripped out our old cooktop and got a new one. I'm trying to hook up to the gas line myself....
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No gas shutoff valve… trying to replace cooktop safely

Hey all! I’m trying to do this right and hoping you folks can help me along. I got a new gas cooktop and need to change them out. While I enjoy doing as much DIY stuff as possible on my own, I’ve seen ...
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Furnace pilot light gas line, any concern with leaving extra length?

Is there any danger or issue, in leaving the furnaces pilot assembly gas tubing, with extra length and being coiled under pilot light? I replaced the gas line (1/4") in my old furnace pilot ...
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Replace Burner ignitor Maytag gas range

How to access the ignitor of 1 burner on Maytag gas oven/Range model MGR5775QDQ. Does the burner unscrew from the top to remove it, or must it be removed from the bottom.
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Gas oven not getting enough gas

My gas oven ignites but not enough gas is flowing through. I was able to clean all stovetop burners with a pin to unclog the gas inlets. I'm hoping that's what's wrong with the oven, but I do not ...
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Flexible metal conduit touching black steel gas line

I'm running a section of flex conduit through a wall that already has a 3/4" black steel gas line running through it. The hole that the gas line is run through has a good amount of extra space ...
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Why are yellow gas appliance connectors single-use?

I am looking for an explanation why yellow gas appliance connectors are single-use. What is it that makes them not reusable? Does it wear and reshape sympathetically so that it can't form another ...
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Intermittent delayed ignition, gas furnace

I have a more than 22 year old gas furnace that appears to be having a delayed ignition problem but the loud bang only happens once every few days and the HVAC tech that came over to look at it found ...
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What is the meaning of these progressive gas tap codes?

I need to replace a leaking progressive gas tap from a Cooktop. The manufacturer doesn't provide spare parts anymore. I found many alternative options. Some look exactly like the defective tap. But I'...
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Please recommend rust solution for old gas stove with pilot light

Please let me know if you see concerning rust and what might fix it.stove photo
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Alternatives to propane delivery

We live on a hill and our driveway can be challenging. We have had delivery companies refuse to use our driveway. We use propane for hot water and for cooking and generally have the large tank filled ...
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Why is my KitchenAid dual ring burner not lighting?

I have a KitchenAid 36 inch countertop stove, model KFGU766VSS02. The center burner high power won't light. Center low power does light. This is one of the KitchenAid "dual ring" burners. It ...
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Kenmore Elite range safe to use after melting LED bulb?

I ran the self clean cycle that melted the LED lightbulb and I can't clean the resulting metal out of the socket. I'd like to know if the oven is safe to use with that residue and effects of the ...
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Diagnosing water heater - can I apply voltage to a thermocouple?

American Water Heater BFG6140S403NOV I am troubleshooting this water heater. The pilot light won't stay on and I suspect it is the thermocouple. I measured the voltage while running the pilot ...
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Lower oven smells + high flames, rest of range OK (KitchenAid - Natural Gas)

My SO and I are stumped with our KitchenAid's lower oven (Double Oven, model KFGD500ESS01, Natural Gas) and are hoping for second thoughts before we throw in the towel and bring in a professional. tl;...
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Does a Dometic RUA8408X fridge need external power when running on gas?

I am replacing a my Dometic RGE410 fridge/freezer after 15 years of reliable service. The replacement I'm lookin at is the Dometic RUA8408X, which is a similar size and supports gas/12V/mains. It will ...
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Does the water heater tank have anything to do with the house heat? [closed]

My water heater tank started leaking so we shut it off until we find the money to replace the water heater tank. However, we noticed that as soon as we shut it off, there is no heater in the house. ...
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Can I replace my gas water heater control valve with one from a different manufacturer?

Can I replace the Honeywell gas water heater control valve (model number WT8840B1500) with a Reliance control valve?
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Why do two burners spark when I only turn on one?

I have a Thermador gas range model PRG304EH01. The right side has 2 burners (RF and RR) with igniters connected to their own spark module and microswitch. When I turn on one of the burners, another ...
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Can I use a valve to split a gas line to two appliances?

We have a gas insert in our fireplace using a 1/2" line. The line used to feed a garage heater but the fireplace took it over. Can we install a valve that would be used to direct the gas flow to ...
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Does a roof unit HVAC have a pilot light?

This may be a silly question, but I want to know if there is a pilot light that needs to be reignited after I turn the house main gas line off and on.
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Frigidaire gas oven doesn’t reach set temp

For several months the gas oven has had delayed ignition - sound of small explosion (thump) after turning the oven on. I use the term delayed because it takes notably longer to ignite the gas and it ...
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Having difficulty removing nipple from gas valve

I'm trying to replace a gas range and hook up the new flex line, but I haven't been able to get the old nipple out of the valve. I've tried using a nipple extractor but haven't had any luck. I'm ...
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Calculating gas capacity with mixed sizes of black iron pipe

If I have a gas meter connected to 50' of 1" pipe and then 30' of 3/4" pipe, it doesn't seem correct to determine the amount of gas available at the end of the run based upon a chart that ...
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Is there a maximum number of elbows allowed in a natural gas run?

I know that in a forced air system, there is a maximum of four 90s that can be installed due to pressure loss. Does this also apply to a natural gas run?
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Gas Fireplace pilot light stays on but the main burner won't start

I have a Superior DR-500CMN direct vent gas fireplace that won't start. I have cleaned the Thermocouple and Thermopile. The pilot light stays on strong and has a clean blue flame. I tested the ...
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How to measure gas usage by appliance

I have 3 appliances that use natural gas: Water heater, gas furnace and gas stove. How can I tell how much gas each is using so that when I make energy efficient improvements I have a way to tell how ...
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Massachusetts Gas Dryer flex supply line

I have a licensed plumber appt set next week to replace my gas dryer flex supply line with a longer line. Presently it has a 48" flex line but it restricts access needed by a drain company to ...
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Wall switch doesn't work on fireplace [closed]

Our gas fireplace has the panel underneath for ignition, gas level, and pilot/on/off. We can fully operate the fireplace from here regardless of the wall switch. I'd like to leave the one knob on on ...
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What to use to fill pipe gap behind cooking stove

We just pulled out our cooking stove and found two gaps: A bigger gap around the gas line and wall A smaller gap on the wooden floor to the right of the bigger wall gap What would you recommend to ...
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Natural gas fireplace pilot line size? Pilot stays lit, no main gas unless jumped

Natural gas fireplace pilot line size? Pilot stays lit, no main gas unless jumped I replaced the pilot light, thermocouple, thermopile and igniter. The unit I bought has a much smaller pilot line than ...
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Gas logs will not ignite

I have gas logs that will not light. I do see the spark when I push the button. However, when I hold down the pilot button for an extended period of time I get no fire or flame and I also do not ...
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