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For questions generally relating to the supply and use of gaseous methane or propane fuels within or around a home.

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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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Replacing gas burner in a vented glass 3 sided fireplave

Our fireplace, installed in mid 80's has a burner that is completly worn out. Is is possible to install a new burner that is not made by original maker? When I've asked at fireplace shops they claim ...
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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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Is there really any difference between yellow and white PTFE tape?

Yellow PTFE tape (aka Teflon) is supposed to be used for sealing gas pipe thread, and white PTFE tape, for water. But is there really any difference between them? I had always thought that yellow was ...
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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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Framing for gas fireplace insert in existing masonry fireplace

What are the requirements for framing for a gas insert in an existing masonry fireplace? See the attached picture that shows the framed opening for the gas insert (circled in red). The insert will ...
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Gas Log Fireplace won’t light [closed]

I have a gas log fireplace I haven’t used for 2 years. We are selling our house. When I went to light the pilot, it will not stay lit. What can I do?
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Will separate dishwasher drain cause sewer gases and wet dog smell?

Will this separate pipe for dishwasher cause sewer gases to enter into cabinet and dishwasher to get wet dog smell? The separate dishwasher pipe design - at top of pipe is a 2” Wye fitting - one side ...
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York furnace not firing up correctly

I have a York TG9S080B12MP11A up-flow configured natural gas furnace. We have had the furnace since 2007. I am having an issue where the furnace is not starting correctly. When I power up the blower ...
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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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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 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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What type of professional can repair a possible gas pipe obstruction causing a large drop in pressure to my furnace?

The gas piping from my gas meter comes into my house in a straight 10 foot run to my gas furnace Two feet from the exterior wall the black pipe has a t connection with a run to a gas dryer. The gas ...
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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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Is it ok to use a gas stove with gas pressure lower than what's specified?

I got a new gas stove. I will use an LPG tank as the source for gas. The stove's user manual specifies to use gas at a pressure of 37mbar, and that "the company isn't responsible for any difference in ...
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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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Why is my furnace blower running at low speed?

My Payne gas furnace (PG8UAA 42091) automatically shuts down after it lights and burns for two minutes. It then gives a 33 fault code. I've done some research and some testing and have narrowed the ...
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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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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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What could cause the blower of a Coleman furnace to come on all by itself? [closed]

I have a Coleman furnace in my mobile home. It was really hot today and the furnace blower came on all by itself. It has ran for 7 hrs. and wont shut off. How do I fix this and what is the problem?...
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Can stove grates be repainted?

I did a very dumb thing and put my cast iron gas stove grates in the oven during a short (2 hour) self-cleaning cycle. Not only did I melt off the rubber feet but the iron is now gray and ashy looking ...
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How is heat output controlled in closed-vent gas fireplace inserts?

Comparing Empire VFRL-18 and VFRL-18-10, the former is 26k BTU while the latter is 10k BTU. The look and price are identical. My question is, can I buy the 26k BTU unit to use in my living room, but ...
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Voltage readings coming from gas meter

I live in a older mobile home that sits on a concrete slab about 3 feet off the ground at my work. I recently had a visit from the gas co. They wanted to replace the old gas meter but apparently ...
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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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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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Fire place and stove turning themselves off

A few months ago my stove starting randomly turning off. Now as of the last week or so my fire place is doing the same thing. Though my stove can sometimes take days to turn back on, my fire place ...
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Rapid on/off cycling of furnace

My 50-year old wall furnace keeps cycling on and off as it gets near the set temperature. Can I fix this by changing to a new thermostat? It's a 2-conductor cable (no blower).
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How to insulate around kitchen cabinet cut outs for outlet and propane line access?

New home, builder cut out kitchen cabinet holes for electric outlet and propane line to gas cooktop. Toe kick heating vents below kitchen cabinets now blow warm air out through these cut outs. Any ...
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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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Gas hob clicking

I have a 5 ring whirlpool gas hob and out of the blue it started clicking (sparking) on all 5 rings. The only way to stop it is to turn off power. Any help much appreciated.
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gas heater not always firing up

It's a small propane direct vent wall mounted heater. The pilot is running fine. I had been crossing wires between TH & the thermocouple on the gas valve but this has become unreliable & the ...
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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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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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Replacing a gas boiler fan - UK gas safe regulations

Is it legal (UK law) to replace the fan on a domestic gas boiler yourself? The replacement (according to the manual) involves three screws and two blade connectors. The price of a new fan from the ...
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Gas line pressure testing, is there an acceptable limit for losses?

Last week I finished installing the gas home runs in a house I'm working on. Never really done this before, but I figured I'd take a shot at it since it was only 20 ft of pipe. Last Saturday, with ...
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Improve adjustability of gas stove

I've got a gas hob (valberg brand) running on a cylinder. The problem is that it has virtually no adjustability - when I turn the knob to make the flame smallest it barely reduces the flame at all. So ...
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When installing new natural gas plumbing system, can I include multiple capped tees for future branches?

I'm getting natural gas service installed and am plumbing in the system. Initially, the only appliance will be a gas water heater. I want to run the mainline and future-proof for new appliance ...
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The was automatically turned on and we can't turn the fan off

The indoor central gas heating system was automatically turned on even though we did not touch anything. The room temperature was not colder than other days. Then this is the worse thing, we can't ...
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Can I mix galvanized and black (iron) pipe when plumbing for new gas service?

I'm getting new gas service (Nat. Gas, M425, 1-1/4") installed. Big Box Store doesn't sell 1-1/4" black pipe (only 1"), but they do sell 1-1/4" galvanized. Can I run galvanized for ...
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Basement Smell in Utility or Bathroom?

In our house, we have a partially below grade basement. Occasionally, our basement will smell like sewer gas (farts) but I can not determine where the smell is coming from. The basement does have ...
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Why is my gas oven no longer heating?

I have a Frigidaire gas wall oven that is no longer heating. It was working off and on the past couple of weeks but now is not heating at all. All the electrical functions work and the igniter ...
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How can I best prepare a nozzle for a gas cooktop so it doesn't lock into place?

I have a Bosch cooktop, and several of the igniters have stopped working. I'd replace them, but the venturi nozzle that holds the burners in place has gotten completely frozen in place. This is the ...
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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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Gas Fireplace: Is mesh screen panel in front of the glass necessary?

Our 10 year old gas fireplace looks so much nicer without the wire mesh screen, just the glass front. The glass seals to the face with 4 spring loaded clamps on the corners, and rope 'caulk'. Is the ...

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