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Gas Line Static Pressure Loss in New Construction

Had LP gas lines installed in new construction build. Everything is capped. At the outside of the house where a regulator will go in the future they installed a pressure gauge and charged the gas ...
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Do I have a gas leak if I use 1/2 therm of gas a day?

My gas usage seems constant for the past 6 months (summer/fall time) so perhaps this is normal usage for my house but my gas company says my gas usage is Tier 2, which is a higher amount per therm. ...
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Gas line replacement

Attached is picture of the gas line (and meter) which is at the bottom of the building, my condo is on 3rd floor. There is a gas leak somewhere in the line, behind walls and ceiling. Leak is not ...
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Finding gas leak from gas pipeline

I live in 3rd floor condominium in New Jersey, last week we found a gas leak somewhere in my pipeline. Plumber from home owner association disconnected gas pipeline from the meter and installed meter ...
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Potential gas leak under garden path - who is responsible for fixing?

Based in the UK for context. I recently had my old lead water main replaced. The trench was dug by a contractor but I backfilled this trench and have been building a garden path above (MOT sub base + ...
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What level of natural gas in a home is normal?

A few weeks ago the unit next to mine had the natural gas line to their meter break and it filled my house with gas (the meters for all units are attached to the side of my house). The neighbors got ...
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Water heater ignite knob turned to off, did not shut off gas line to water heater. Is this going to cause gas to leak into the house?

My exhaust vent came out of place on the top of my water heater and was venting fumes into the house. In a panic, I shut off the water heater knob to “OFF”. I had to leave town for a family emergency, ...
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Do I really need Carbon monoxide detector

My house has a gas hob other than that I don't have any other appliances which burns off fossil fuel. I have other heavy appliances like washing machine ,Electric OTG Microwave oven, Fridge,Toaster ,...
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troubleshooting liquid propane water heater, smelling gas

I'm renting a room at my friend's home. We smell gas when the water heater runs. We smell gas outside, near the exhaust but not at the tank or the pipes entering the building. Inside, we can't smell ...
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What is the life expectancy of an earthquake safety valve?

There are many sites that recommend an earthquake safety valve to be installed on a gas line but they also sell service of installing so seems like they are just selling their service. Considering ...
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gas BBQ leaked gas, now stopped - now what?

Last week went to fire up the gas BBQ for a meal, and I had a gas leak at the regulator. I always disconnect gas bottle when not in use. I connected the regulator to the bottle, and I heard a hissing ...
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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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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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Is a soap and water gas leak detecting solution more likely to cause rust than the store's version?

Will a water and soap solution (one tsp of soap in a cup of water) cause a pipe to rust more than BrassCraft Gas Plastic Water Heater Gas Leak Detector?
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Is this a gas leak from back the back of my oven and is it dangerous?

https://youtu.be/FQXYIAQ7ywA This is a video of the gas connection on the back of my oven. I covered the connection with soap water. It is bubbling. I do not smell any gas. Is this a problem and is ...
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