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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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Can I add an elbow to my kitchen gas line to improve clearance with the range?

The gas stub out behind my gas range currently protrudes from the wall by about an inch too much for the range to sit tight to the wall. I'm thinking of using a 90 degree elbow like this one after the ...
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What is the best method and tool to detect harmful non-carbon-monoixde gases?

I recently cleaned my home's air filters and discovered a significant increase in well-being. Previously, staying at home during the weekend for more than 1-2 hours resulted in fatigue and dizziness, ...
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Bad to seal holes around gas pipes with cement?

I got a new gas person this year to check my boiler. He noticed that where my gas pipe comes into the house, through a hole in the bricks, the hole is sealed with cement or mortar. He said that this ...
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Gas Pressure Regulator

I am currently in the process of having my gas service upgraded to a 2psi system. My plumber is about to rough in and install all the piping, along with a maxitrol pressure regulator. This will be ...
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How do I get my pool heater up and running?

Anyone know how I can turn on the pool heater? I provided a video of everything here: https://youtu.be/s8bLVnTt5dk Model is a Purex triton minimax 400 Note: when I turned the pool heater on in the ...
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Lennox gas forced air furnace intermittently fails to light burners yet continues to run blowing cold air

Lennox ML196UH070XP25B-05 about 8 years old with an intermittent ignition problem. Furnace will start and run properly 98% of the time. Unfortunately every once in a while (2 known times in 3 months) ...
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Can anyone tell me what this pipe is?

I was touring a property for sale and I saw this pipe sticking about 4 feet straight out of the ground. We asked the owner about it and she didn’t know. Does anyone have any idea what it is?
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Will cutting the fridge capillary pipe allow the gas to evacuate? [duplicate]

I'm wanting to remove a compressor from a fridge, I need to release the gas(r600a - safe) first. Initially I thought you had to cut or pierce the copper piping attached to the compressor but I've ...
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Can I safely cut a copper compressor pipe with r600a gas?

Can I safely cut a fridge compressors copper pipes if it uses r600a gas. I've read of people taking out fridge compressors but I want to check whether it's safe to cut the pipes like this?
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Upsizing Gas Line From Tee

I need to upsize a short 1/2" run to 3/4" (it splits from the main line using a tee). This is about 4-5ft long and goes into an appliance directly. Would it be OK to remove just the pipe and ...
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Gas Boiler Furnace not igniting

So I got a boiler that had not been used in a bit, maybe a couple of years but was working. The last time they needed to have some come light the boiler. My assumption there was the ignitor was going ...
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Gas Water Heater leaking water out of the temperature and pressure valve. Could the water pressure regulator contribute to the issue?

Edit...I do not have an expansion tank or pressure gauges. The “leak” was water pouring from the valve due to pressure or temperature. Lots of calcium build up on the “down” tube attached to the ...
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How to convince plumber that there is a gas leak?

I had some gas lines replaced in the crawl space and the next day after the plumber left I noticed a minor gas smell. I got into crawl space with a HomeFlex leak detector and it is clearly going off ...
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How do I add a level gauge for 100 lb propane tank?

I just got this 100lb propane tank, and I also got this two stage regulator. I want to add a gauge so I can check the tank level, I only find gauges that convert POL LP Tank Valve to QCC1 and that's ...
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Residential Natural Gas Meter - Remove Fitting?

Is that reducer coming out of the meter necessary? Currently, it's a 3/4" to 1/2" reducer, then steps back up to 3/4" and then to 1" for the runs in the house. Can I eliminate this ...
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Furnace pilot light goes out after burner shuts off

I have a problem with the pilot light on my furnace going out after the furnace has cycled and reached the temp set on thermostat. The problem started a couple of years ago but would only go out maybe ...
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Drilling above laundry, hit something hard

I was drilling into my wall in my laundry closet (contains my washer, dryer, and water heater) to install shelf brackets above my dryer and washer. After using a stud finder, I drilled where I ...
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How do I estimate BTU usage to properly size new gas line?

I have an existing natural gas line that feeds my furnace, water heater, and an indoor fireplace. That's all working fine. I'm considering adding a second line that would feed a new gas range (my ...
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Hot water tank only has warm water after bath

We have a new 60 Gallon (US) gas hot water tank. After running a bath, water coming out of it is warm instead of hot. Is this normal? Precisely, here is the experiment I performed: Temperature ...
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Furnace setup switches seem to be in the wrong position

My furnace (Bryant 926TA) has to arrays of setup switches. I am particularly concerned with SW1-3 (off in my picture) and SW1-4 (on in my picture). The manual calls SW1-3 Low Heat Rise Adjustment and ...
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How to safely connect a gas insert to flexible steel?

With the cold weather coming, we'd like to install a gas insert that we bought a while ago. The gas outlet that's in the fireplace in shown in the picture below. To replace this part would require ...
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Does my home's gas pressure need to be checked?

Alright, my main question revolves around not understanding natural gas. Before we shell out a high dollar amount to replace our furnace and pipes and upgrade to Central heating & air, we want to ...
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How to fix a gas fireplace?

We have a gas fireplace. My dad said that the pilot wouldn't stay lit, however that would mean that it needed to be cleaned. I tried to clean it and relight it. However, every time I've tried to turn ...
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DCS RGU-366 Oven will no longer heat

I have: DCS RGU 366-N oven What happened: Wife ran oven with the door slightly open, heating up all control knobs. Symptoms: Oven will no longer heat up. Ring-light for oven knob no longer lights up. ...
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Cover black gas pipe in basement ceiling

I am remodeling my basement and have a concern about the black steel gas pipe that runs along the ceiling (below the joists). I plan to strap the ceiling, so I could potentially cover the pipe up with ...
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Two Stage Propane Regulator with Splitter

I am building an addition, and I was hoping to run a new gas line into the addition directly from my propane tank to feed a new furnace and tankless water heater that will live in the addition. I am ...
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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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How can I finish a ceiling around a 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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