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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 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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Level of demo required for extending existing gas lines?

I'm considering converting a faux fireplace to a working one with one of those self-contained gas units. For the gas lines I'm going to have professional do it, but wanted to get some advice on how ...
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Steel wool around a gas pipe

There's a crawl space in my basement where the gas pipe to the stove goes through a hole in the ceiling. I think it might be a big enough hole for a mouse to get through so I'd like to stuff some ...
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What to do if average gas usage increased by 30x but they say there is no leak?

Not sure if this is the right place, but figured you guys may have some answers/suggestion of what to do? My average hourly gas usage has increased by 30x suddenly and the company said they will send ...
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What kind of expertise is required to install a gas fireplace log?

I already have a gas igniter for my fireplace and want to replace it with a gas log. While we do that, I'd like to also upgrade to whatever the latest safety features are for gas fireplaces. First, ...
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New home has 240v Nema 14-30R for Electric Dryer I have A gas dryer Needing Nema 5-15R

I just purchased a 2 year old home in the laundry room on the wall for the washer & Dryer there is 1 - 120v Jack and 1 Nema 14-30R Jack. My washer only needs 5a 120v Nema 5-15R. Do I need to ...
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Whirlpool gas oven will not ignite

I have looked all over the internet and have not been able to find the answer for my problem. I have a Whirlpool gas oven / range that will not heat up. The gas burners on top work just fine. I just ...
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Thermocouple keep burning out, is it our gas valve?

Thermocouple keeps burning out. Looking at 1 or 2 within 2 week period ! Tried different brands, the pilot will only stay lit for 3 minutes then automatically shuts down.
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Gas range has the wrong burner try to ignite

When I try to light the front right burner, on my Amana first edition range, the front left burner sparks. The gas turns on to the correct burner but it try to spark the wrong burner. This problem ...
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Why would my boiler's pilot go out after the hot water comes on?

I have a Potterton Prima 40B conventional heat-only boiler that was installed in 1999. The pilot light goes out after the hot water comes on. It will stay on if the heating is on, but about 2 minutes ...
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Need help understanding gas water heater

I just bought a house and it have a gas water heater. I need to know what is the water shut off valve to shut down water in the entire house. Also if you can help me label any of the other knob (which ...
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Can the water heater be damaged if the gas has been shut off?

Can the water heater be damaged if the gas has been turned off for a period of time?
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Do I need to ground black gas pipe?

The backstory: My HVAC friend, my dad and myself installed new gas pipes in my house after the 40 y/o pipe started leaking. Suffice to say, the old pipe was beyond repair, every retightening of the ...
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Why am I not getting enough gas pressure for a BBQ and generator?

The house we bought in Nov 2014 was plumbed in for LP gas. There is a 500 gal tank outside with a regulator connected to a 1" supply to the house. Once at the house there looks like what would be ...
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How to avoid gas freezing

I am from Bangalore. Today I faced strange issue with LPG Indane gas. Gas cylinder suddenly stopped providing gas supply to stove. Today temp 80 F around the city. It's raining all the week. Cylinder ...
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What could cause the blower of a Coleman furnace to come on all by itself?

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 I increase gas pressure to a stove?

I have a gas stove (+ electric oven) which has one large burner, two medium burners and a small burner. The main burner is acceptable, but the medium burners are insufficient to boil a saucepan of ...
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Butane smell normal? [closed]

I bought some of this Vector 14x Butane To use in a Butane Soldering Iron and every time I turn on the Iron, there's a really strong rotten egg/gas smell (and it lingers even after 30 secs). Is this ...
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How to support outdoor gas pipe?

I'm planning on installing a natural gas pool heater. I want to have a 1-1/4" black iron pipe exit the house where it will run for about 5ft to the heater which will then be reduced to 3/4". I don't ...
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Cheap solution to unscrew and screw back a refillable lighter valve (to clean a lighter) [closed]

Here is the valve that need to be unscrewed: the lighter: I have seen some expensive solution, and I'm not even sure they would fit since those valve and removal tool might not be standard. I have ...
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Water heater burner won't stay lit

I'm having trouble keeping my water heater burner lit or lighting automatically. When I press the pilot reset button (allows a small flow to generate the pilot light) and use the piezo sparker, it ...
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Suspect water heater is using too much gas

Not sure if this sounds reasonable, but I think the 8 year old gas water heater in the place I just moved into last month is using more gas than it should be. Gas meter recorded 50 therms used last ...
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New Propane Run

I just had a new propane tank installed, however before the company would put in the tank they said I needed to replace the flexible copper tubing with the appropriately sized black pipe or CSST. They ...
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Gas frunace trouble shooting

Blower kicks on early and will only run 1 cycle. Have to turn down thermostat and turn it back up again to get furnace to come back on. It is gas.
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Make your own gas line for fire pit?

I have a 1/2 gas line that I ran a couple years ago outside to my back patio for a fire pit. My problem is the burner that I bought does not put out a large enough flame. I want to make my own "...
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Why does my gas furnace run once then wont come back on until reset when temps are below 30 outside? [closed]

My gas furnace will run one cycle and then not come back on until the switch is reset. Once the switch is reset it will kick on immediately run once and again I will have to reset before it will kick ...
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How do I make my gas oven produce less carbon monoxide?

I had someone perform a combustion safety test on my oven today and he discovered that it's producing an elevated level of carbon monoxide compared to average: 80 PPM. He said the best ovens he's seen ...
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Why are my stove's burners releasing gas and sparking but not igniting?

This seems to be an occasional problem. I turn one of the burners to light and I can smell the gas and I can see the flickering of the spark and hear the clicking, but the burner never ignites. What ...
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can I replace a gas wall furnace with a gas pot belly stove?

Wall furnace on interior wall with hotwater heater behind the wall. Burns open to air. Stoves I am seeing online require exhaust or be placed on exterior side wall. Am confused about my options. ...
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Can I use a 1/8 water supply line for a dryer with steam refresh option?

I have a whirlpool steam refresh dryer that is not next to the washer or a water pipe. Can I use a 1/8" flexible pipe tapped into a pipe and then increase to fit on the dryer?
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how do you manually turn on the gas to your house?

During an account switch our gas got turned off. The account is straight now but national grid goes on coffee break from 12am sat till 7am monday and for us, enough is enough. 3 family 3 story home,...
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Why is my gas heater shutting down the flame and pilot?

I have a KINGSMAN gas heater, Model FV-5000N, quits working. After I relight pilot, turn switch to on, the flame lights and begins to heat, then after about 30 seconds, there is an audible click from ...
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What could cause a gas fireplace to come on by itself?

My natural gas fireplace has a mind of it's own. It has been working properly until today--it decided to come on by itself It has been cold (15 degrees) here in SC--could this be the problem?? The ...
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Why would a gas water heater discharge water in the winter?

Bradford White gas water heater discharges about an inch of water into a five gallon bucket over 3 to 4 days. It is less than a year old. Is it working properly, or does it need repair already?
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What would make my Lennox gas stove just shut off and the pilot light goes out as well?

We've tried cleaning it and restarting the stove still doesn't seem to stay on.

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