Questions tagged [gas]

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

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Is it possible to get gas to an island range?

First, all gas/electric will be done by a professional. I have potentially the option to put a range in an island. I'm on a concrete slab. Can I build a raised floor and have the professional run the ...
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Is CSST piping and water piping in an inaccessible crawl space against code?

The CSST line that feeds our upstairs dryer with gas, the water pipes for the washing machine and some electrical wires run through an inaccessible crawlspace in the basement. When I went to turn the ...
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Gas Fireplace Turns off after heating up

I have a propane ventless gas log. It's a Rasmussen Chillbuster C1B. It has worked fine for 15 years. Now when I turn it on it burns for about 15 minutes and then cuts off. The pilot is still light ...
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Gas Fireplace with inconsistent ignition and maintenance of flame

New to gas fireplaces. I have a 3yo Heat& Glo Everest vented gas fireplace with handheld starter. Have always had trouble getting it to ignite but once it ignited in the past, the flame held for ...
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Gas Range 20 amp Circuit Breaker

I have a gas range. 120v, 16 Gauge 15 amp Plug. Can I use the 20 amp Ciruit Breaker that is currently in the house?
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How long you can keep gas furnance heater bypassing thermostat

Thermostat is broken but needed to heat the house. I decided to jump R and W wires to get some heat this cold night. The question is for how long I can run the heater (gas)? Is it Ok to leave it on ...
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Valiant Boiler - 3 months old

In September I had a Valiant boiler fitted in my 2 bedroom house. It hasn’t worked properly ever since. Every time I put the heating on my pressure drops from 1.5 to 0.3 bars and I get the spanner ...
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Can a Smart light switch be used for a Gas fireplace insert?

I have a gas fireplace that the on/off function is controlled by a light switch. The switch is connected to two wires only, a black and white wire. There is no ground wire. Can a smart switch be used ...
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Gas fireplace partially lighting

When I'm lighting my gas fireplace, there are two rows of flames that typically ignite... An upper and lower part. The upper always lights first followed by the bottom. Lately the lower part has not ...
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Gas water heater turn off the gas valve and water, but leave the thermostat at low level, will this cause some issue?

GAS water heater, I turn off the gas valve and water, but leave the thermostat at low level, didn’t turn it off. I will back the house in 10 days, Will this cause any issue?
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How to Turn On a Wall Heater

There is this wall heater in my new apartment. This is the inside the panel. There is a hole in the middle. The bottom has a knob that only has "off" "high" and "low" modes. I cannot find ...
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New Gas Double Oven:The GFI suddenly started tripping during preheat

I installed new gas double oven using the same line from prior electric oven. Installed new 20 amp breaker and new 20 GFI outlet. The GFI outlet is tripping every time i preheat oven. Is there ...
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Gas stove trips GFCI outlet

Any ideas why a LP gas range would suddenly start tripping GFCI breaker when the oven turns on? Should i be looking for a short somewhere and if so, where?
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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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Is my furnace limit switch tripping due to a flawed coil installation?

I have two furnaces - one for each floor. One of the furnaces that were replaced within a year keeps blowing cold air randomly. I would reset it by turning the main power switch off/on and then it ...
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Splitting a Water Heater Gas Line to Connect Gas Dryer

I have studied the following thread which gave me a lot of answers to my question. Split Gas Line to Gas Water Heater for Gas Dryer I still have some follow-up questions and would appreciate if ...
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Is this pipe for gas or water?

I am thinking on taking advantage of the black friday and replace my old electric range with a gas range. Now, there is this pipe next to the electric stove and I was wondering if it is a gas pipe. . ...
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Should the gas be turned off before leaving on vacation?

I have not seen this recommended in most lists of things to do before going on vacation. Wouldn't turning off the gas main prevent issues if there is a gas leak or a fire? Is there a certain set of ...
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Gas Oven Tripping GFCI

Looking for some quick suggestions if the issue I am facing is electrical or oven related. I have a gas oven (not sure on age, bought house last year) that for the last month has been tripping my ...
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How to operate gas starter fireplace?

I recently bought a house and have no idea anything about fireplaces. I would love to use my fireplace but I want to make sure I know what I am doing. I understand this is wood type fireplace and the ...
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Gas Water Heater blows out when lighting!

This might get a little convoluted, but I will try to stay on point. MODEL: Rheem Fury 6yr 22V30F MANUFACTURE DATE: 31 May 2012 I replaced the Thermocouple, and made sure all connections were good, ...
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Older gas stove is hot to the touch

My new apartment has an older gas stove--I'm guessing its from the 70s? All the markings are gone. Anyway, on the stove top there are two hot spots where the pilot lights are underneath. It's hot to ...
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Will my stove's pilot light ignite automatically when the gas is turned back on?

I shut off the gas valve going to my stove because the top was getting too hot when off. I know its supposed to be warm because of the pilot lights but this was hot. I suspect the pilot light is ...
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Why won't my gas logs light?

I have some Marco 792775 gas logs, from the mid to late 90s. They haven't been used in 20 years. I don't have the manual, and I haven't been able to find it online. Seems the company went out of ...
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What can I do with a buried copper gas line?

When we bought our house in 2005 we were advised by our utility company that there was a gas line on the property. We discovered it is at the bottom of an old BBQ grill that apparently didn't work and ...
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Who should I call to service my gas line?

I think I have a small LP gas leak at my new gas range. I don't know if it's the appliance or the new gas line. Who should I call that can check and service this? I was previously told to call an HVAC ...
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Is it normal to smell gas near a gas range?

I recently extended our LP gas line to the kitchen so I could install a gas range. Since I'm technically not a qualified professional, I had the gas company come and test the line for leaks. There was ...
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Do I have a leak in my gas line?

I have a gas insert fireplace. At the end of last winter, I shut off the pilot and closed the valve on the insert. I also closed the valve in the basement that feeds the lin going to the insert. The ...
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Gas line addition to external building - can I avoid expanding all existing lines?

I'm adding an external building with hydronic heating and a variable boiler (160k BTU max) which will be about a 100' feet from the existing gas meter. I had planned to simply tap into the existing ...
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Black gas pipe in unconditioned crawlspace?

My GC used black cast iron gas pipe to connect from the PGE riser to the interior of the house. He wrapped the pipe from the riser, down into the ground, and up 10" above the ground where the pipe ...
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Shutting off broiler pilot completely

I have a 1972 Kenmore, the broiler is at the top of the inside of stove. Can I completely shut off the pilot light to the broiler? It has a screw that adjusts they flame.
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How to fill an airtight box with a gas? [closed]

Any idea how I can fill a standard, airtight plastic storage box (45 litres) with Argon? The naive solution would probably to "pour" Argon into the box since it is heavier than air, but there must be ...
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Gas pipe from meter starts at 1“ then expands to 1.25”

The first line coming from the T on my gas meter is 1" but the line after the elbow, going into the house, is 1.25". I'm going to be adding a gas range and need the capacity of the 1.25" pipe to ...
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Low hot water pressure

I have a gas water heater. Put in in 09. Low after pressure in all faucets. Have drained water heater, changed piping to pex and new pressure valve. Still same low pressure. Could it be heater itself?
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Holes in gas grill burner replacement constitute a leak?

The burner rusted out in my gas grill so I purchased a replacement - a universal burner that was approximately the same size. It was easy to assemble and install. However, the ends of the gas tubes ...
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Two Gas Lines Running into House

I seem to have an old underground gas pipe coming into my basement which seems to still have gas in the line, however it is not connected to my meter. I am currently digging out my mud room (on the ...
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Why does my gas oven trip the GFCI when turned on after the clean cycle?

Maytag MGS5770ADW sn 27787501ZZ After we run oven clean cycle, GFI outlet trips when oven is turned on. This continues for several days and then problem goes away until next time oven is cleaned. ...
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What kind of appliance(s) used to be here? [closed]

I'm remodeling a room in a fairly old house (~100 yrs), and I discovered a capped-off gas pipe behind some framing+drywall that had been hastily installed whenever this room had been converted into a ...
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generator backfire

my generator has 12HP Honda . It sat all winter . Started up first pull last year, this year pulled and cleaned plug after it would not start . Pulled cord, had a backfire and did not start? Had ...
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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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BBQ: Add Propane Connection with Y Connector

I live in Western Europe, where there are two common types of gas cylinders for BBQs: butane and propane. I have a BBQ (second hand) that came with a butane bottle and regulator of 28 mbar. The BBQ is ...
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Kitchenaid gas stove - burner knob won't turn

This is a Kitchenaid two oven free standing stove with 5 burners. (middle one is useless in my opinion.) Anyway... On day my right rear gas burner knob decided not to turn. it will push in, but ...
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Ariston boiler with 108 error code

I have an Aniston gas boiler. It's displaying error code 108. After Googling I found it's because of the low water pressure. Other forums indicate I should open the water valves underneath until the ...
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Is it safe to run a propane appliance from a portable propane cylinder?

I want to install a small propane range/stove in my cabin, but don't want the hassle & expense of a giant propane tank in the yard. With the understanding that I use a regulator and the lines have ...
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17 years old tankless, fix or replace?

I have a 17 years old conventional tankless combi boiler, it has a 'spilling' 3-way and DHW exchanger clogged by limestone. Should I fix it or I'd do better replacing the whole boiler with a new ...
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Teflon Tape or Sealant on Any Flare Fittings for Gas Connections?

I am trying to hook up a gas dryer. The gas line has a flare fitting 1/2 in. that goes into a 1/2 in. x 3/8 in. coupling/reducer (in order to fit into a 3/8 in. gas connector, as suggested by help ...
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Measuring Incoming Gas Pressure to Stove

I have a new BlueStar Platinum range that I'm trying to hook up. I am wanting to make sure everything is connected per their instructions. They mention the following regarding the incoming gas line: ...
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My Frigidaire gas oven/range won't start the self-clean cycle

I have a Frigidaire model FGFL79DBE gas range/oven. The self-clean feature is not working though the range, oven, and door lock features work fine. When I push the button for self clean the screen ...
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Oven won't light unless it's hot — but it can clean!

I'm troubleshooting a problem with my oven, an electric ignition gas oven. It's an old model, Whirlpool SF375BEP N2. I'm in a financial bind and replacing it is not an option at the moment. I noticed ...
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LP gas logs main burner issue

The pilot is lit but when the main burner ignites it immediately goes out. It had been working fine all season and just developed this issue. Is there a thermocouple or thermopile sensor to keep the ...

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