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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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Leak Detection on Natural Gas Line

Has anyone figured out a better method the locate a leak other than a Gas Pressure test gauge and Leak Detector Spray?
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Cracked heat exchanger, gas furnace, a scam?

Had gas furnace serviced (routine yearly) and was told the heat exchanger was cracked and might pose a CO problem. System shut off and tagged. Told I needed to replace exchanger or get new furnace. ...
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Gas / baseboard heating should be on but it's not — how to investigate?

This is my first Winter in this house and I've just realized that I can't make the heat turn on. The home has natural gas heating and baseboard vents. There's no A/C or other units; just baseboard ...
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gas furnace pilot

my gas furnace pilot goes out randomly. I have replaced the thermocouple, added a "drip'' pipe at the incoming line to eliminate any particles blocking the gas orifice, replaced the main gas valve, ...
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should I have safety concern of this rusty fireplace gas burner?

I have no knowledge about how this gas burner works. I guess if the valve under the subfloor in the crawlspace is not rusty, then it should be OK, right? Should I have any gas leak concerns? It seems ...
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Is building regulations approval needed for replacing gas fire with log burner

Currently selling my house and the buyer has come back demanding building regulations approval for some work we did replacing a gas fire with a log burner built into an existing chimney. We did the ...
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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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Increasing gas pipe size from 1/2“ to 3/4” at appliance

I'm planning to purchase and install a new condensing tankless water heater (Takagi T-H3J-DV-N) that will supply both domestic hot water and space heating (radiant via heat exchanger, separate closed ...
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Gas fireplace - moved a lever and it shut off the fireplace

We had recently bought a house and turned on the gas fireplace. I thought we might need to open a flue so I looked in the fireplace and saw a lever on the top. I moved it to the left and the ...
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Is this a Water Line?

My husband and I recently purchased a fridge that has an icemaker. We thought this thing sticking out of our floor was a water line, but the installers said it was not. When we inquired as to what ...
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Why does my gas stove smell like burnt gas when turning on the oven and burners

I bought a gas stove over a year ago. I continually smell burnt gas. It has smelled since day 1. Why does this happen and how do I stop it?
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How to find the right thermostat for my gas fireplace?

I have a Superior SSDVR3530CNM gas fireplace, which I'm trying to find a proper thermostat for. The manual recommends this one: However, it doesn't seem like they are sold anymore. (Or I'm not ...
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Gas fireplace won't run/turns off when fan switch is in the ON position

So I have a gas fireplace that originally didn't have a fan installed. And this issue occurs whether or not the fan is connected or not. The issue is that whenever the fan switch is placed in the on ...
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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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pilot light does not stay on on gas burner after vacation

I was on a one month vacation but had kept the gas heater in normal mode (not vacation mode). Today I find my gas pilot light off. The cover was open for all this long. I tried to light it, but once I ...
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water heater keeps on turning off

my water heater (gas Rheem MODEL NO.42VP75FW) keeps on shutting off this is the error code it shows it means the maximum amount of ignations attempt have been made and the system has went into ...
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Gas oven hob not lighting properly

I have seen other answers and questions about this and my specific problem doesn't seem to be answered, basically the gas hob I have won't light completely or it won't light occassionally and in some ...
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Replacing subpanel in detached building - yet another ground/neutral question

Here's the situation. I've added on to my detached shop/garage and need to upgrade the very small subpanel. The existing garage pre-dates the 2008 NEC by at least a decade, and is supplied by a 3 ...
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Switching from Gas to Electric?

We currently have a 4 burner gas hob, but we want to switch to the electric one to make cleaning easier. Bearing in mind that our oven is already electric, what should be considered to make this ...
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Old bathroom gas heater - how to cap it off?

Our bathroom has a very old gas heater...it has a cast iron grill and I believe a ceramic element. Here is a picture from Pinterest of a similar one...this is not my bathroom. You can see the gas ...
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What's the difference between LPG and natural gas cooktops?

I've seen a lot of cooktops, some rated to be used with LPG (liquid gas or propane) and others with natural gas. Some companies have 2 models of the same design (one for LPG and one for natural gas). ...
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Move gas oven away from wall

We are painting the wall behind our gas oven today, and we'd like to pull the oven forward a couple inches to be able to paint behind the oven a little bit. The oven is on a wood floor so I'm ...
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How to repair an electronic igniter on a gas stove?

How can I repair an electing ignition on a gas stove that is intermittent?
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Ok, to have a gas stove near a window?

Usually stoves are positioned against a wall. Is there any reason why I can't have a stove near a window in the center of the room? The stove is currently in the position on the left, against the ...
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Mouse coming through gap around gas pipe

I found some mouse droppings in a cabinet yesterday, I'm not very handy but best I can tell is the following - There is a weep hole outside, which is maybe 1 centimeter wide wide, and it seems the ...
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magic chef gas stove no clicking, gfci is tripped, won't reset

just like usual, I cleaned the magic chef gas stove Under the top. the gfci in the next room went red, no clicking, no pilot, but it's clean. What's wrong?
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Toilet bubbling, foul smell, no known cause

This morning the toilet started bubbling almost violently for about 30 seconds. I hadn't used any of the sinks or toilet for at least an hour prior to it happening and I haven't been able to recreate ...
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What is causing my gas water heater to make a high pitched noise?

I woke up two mornings ago to water that was colder than usual, so.. I naturally went to check the water heater and the pilot was out, the pilot light has never went out in the 4 years- almost 5 I've ...
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How to cap and remove fireplace gas pipe?

We recently took out an outdated gas insert and looking to have a simple decorative firebox. As a temporary measure I put a metal screw cap with some yellow Teflon tape on the gas pipe in the firebox....
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Why does my gas oven not ignite properly?

I have a very old Magic Chef gas range. Every time I use the oven, I have to open the bottom drawer and fan air towards the pilot light at the back to get the flames going to heat up the oven. The ...
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Is this gas pipe installation OK?

My new home is under construction and I noticed the gas has been distributed to three places through a very tight and rough hand-dug hole. Yes, I have concern about potential gas leakage. Though we ...
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Why did my cooktop trip the breaker when I cleaned it with too much water?

I have a problem with my miele built-in gas cooktop. I was cleaning it with baking soda and stabilized hydrogen peroxide, afterwards, I rinsed it with water. I was using too much water and one of the ...
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Frigidaire gas range - first use. Is it packing material?

Just got a Frigidaire gas range and the neighbor said when she used hers (same one) fire started because the packing material wasn't removed from the inside of the stove. I opened stove's door, ...
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venting dryer into unused lined chimney flue

I have vented a gas clothes dryer into an unused terre cotta lined chimney flue in the basement. The chimney is shared with another lined chimney flue venting the gas hot water heater. The chimney ...
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Can a gas pipe/tube run under floor joists?

I have a flexible gas tube connecting to a gas stove which goes under the floor joists in my basement. Can this area be enclosed with drywall? Does it have to be run through the joists like electrical?...
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Identifying valve in a flat

I would like to know what is this valve for? I'm guessing it may be water, is that right? The valve is located in a flat in the wall. side question Shall I move it from time to time so it doesn't ...
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Might I have 2 vents for my gas dryer?

I have a gas (propane) dryer. We just had a huge amount of snow 5ft. plus drifts around my house. This morning I turned on the dryer and started to smell propane. I went out and cleaned out the lint ...
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No water pressure in heating circuit

I have a natural gas hot water furnace and I can't get heat. First I turn up the temperature at the thermostat and I hear the furnace turn on, the supply line gets hot and half way down the line it ...
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Home automation connection for gas fireplace

What, specifically, is needed to bring home automation (HomeKit) to a remote electronic ignition system with inputs for just this type of behavior but no instructions on how to do so? Whatever the ...
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Ontario kitchen reno: does a gas range require a 240V 50A receptacle?

I've been getting conflicting opinions from electricians on this issue... I'm doing a kitchen reno. I have removed the existing electric wall oven and gas cooktop. A new Gas Range (all gas, not ...
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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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code requirement for cooktop gas hookup to be in another cabinet?

The manual on my kitchen cooktop states: If a built-in wall oven is to be installed below this cooktop, the grounded outlet and gas supply piping must be located in an adjacent cabinet. Is ...
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Mystery gas device?

Just what is the device in the photos below? I traced the pipe it branches off of, and it is the gas line for the hot water heater in the house. (That pipe can be seen in the background of the end ...
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question about a gas furnace having to light repeatedly

I am new to this forum, but I will do my best to answer any questions I can (I am a general contractor with a background in engineering and residential construction and machine design) so, here is my ...
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Turn off water heater as well during winter?

If I am going on vacation for an extended period during winter (it occasionally gets below freezing here), should I turn off water valve AND the gas water heater or just turn off the main water valve? ...
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Can I run a natural gas dryer from a portable propane tank?

I bought a modular home in the woods with no w/d hookup,I want to know if it's safe & OK to hookup a 5 gallon propane tank to a gas dryer, plug it in & dry my clothes? Do I have to change ...
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annoying vibration, deep humming noise in home

What in my home could possibly vibrate and/or make a very low humming noise? I have been driven mad by a low droning vibration type noise for nearly two years. I have gone through testing various ...
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How deep are gas lines and electrical lines under ground (to code)?

Before I start, I know I should always call Diggers Hotline (or comparable service depending on where you live) to have them mark all under ground gas & electrical lines. At what depth ...
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1923 house with wood fireplace converted to gas problem

Our house was built in 1923. Prior owners converted from wood burning to gas. We went to remodel the tile's around the fireplace and found a problem. The original opening was much larger and not ...
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Law on lead Gas pipes

My daughter asked a plumbing/central heating company for a general service on their gas system/boiler. They have a 7 week old baby and wanted to make sure the boiler wasn't giving any fumes off. Just ...

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