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Honeywell Gas Control Valve Gas Smell

There was a gas smell coming from my Honeywell Gas Control Valve and I called the gas company out. They had a tool that they used SENSIT GOLD G2 that they used to check for gas leaks. On it, the ...
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Understanding the risks surrounding empty tanks & containers (propane, natural gas, septic, etc.)

In a quickly upvoted comment to this answer regarding propane tanks, community member crip659 wrote: I would change "any level" to ever contained. Empty containers can be as bad(deadly) as ...
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Why does increasing gas pipe volume at the meter work?

The supply lines at my gas meter are branched and then up-sized. How does this increase gas volume to downstream appliances?
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No gas shutoff valve… trying to replace cooktop safely

Hey all! I’m trying to do this right and hoping you folks can help me along. I got a new gas cooktop and need to change them out. While I enjoy doing as much DIY stuff as possible on my own, I’ve seen ...
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Natural Gas Grill PSI/WC Question

I recently purchased a natural gas grill after having a local gas company run an underground natural gas line to an area in the back yard. I'm having some issues with low flame though, and wanted to ...
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How can I prevent adjacent gas appliances from snuffing each other out?

I have two tankless natural gas water heaters (Takagi TK-510U) in a connected parallel cascade configuration. They are served by a 1" gas line and each heater takes a 3/4" tap. They work ...
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Lower oven smells + high flames, rest of range OK (KitchenAid - Natural Gas)

My SO and I are stumped with our KitchenAid's lower oven (Double Oven, model KFGD500ESS01, Natural Gas) and are hoping for second thoughts before we throw in the towel and bring in a professional. tl;...
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Is it okay to notch 1.5" on the bottom of beams in basement ceiling [duplicate]

I have a 100 year old city rowhouse and thinking to finish the basement. I have cleared all the dangling electric cables and rerouted the water lines the attached to the ceiling beams. All I have ...
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Gas pipe sizing and pressure need for adding tankless hot water heater

I am trying to figure out if we can add a 199,000 BTU tankless water heater to our house/system. We currently have a dryer (B in figure) and gas stove (C in figure). The water heater will be at A, ...
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How to attach a gas line to a gas fireplace when both ends are female flared?

Good Morning. Wondering if anyone can answer this. I bought this brass adaptor with the proper sized threads on both ends but only has a flare on the one end. I assume this won't work? The local ...
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Is there a maximum number of elbows allowed in a natural gas run?

I know that in a forced air system, there is a maximum of four 90s that can be installed due to pressure loss. Does this also apply to a natural gas run?
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Steps to install a natural gas ceiling garage heater

I'm considering installing a wall-mounted natural gas heater in my garage, to keep it warm in winter when I'm playing ping pong or doing some DIY work. I'm thinking to install something like this 30,...
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Is this broken gas valve off?

We just bought a home and were moving the dryer. The gas valve at the appliance seems to have a broken handle. Is this in the off position? I was trying to put it perpendicular to the pipe.
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What is this gas connection fitting, and what is its purpose?

I have a convenient gas line which runs to the back of the house. I would like to use this line to relocate my existing water heater. My question is, what is this fitting on this line (a reducer)? Do ...
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Does a wifi based gas line monitor exists that I can hook up between my wall and gas cooking stove? [closed]

I live in a rental apartment and I have a gas stove in the kitchen. It is pretty old but works fine, and I am unable to replace it because I am renting the place. My problem is I have a roommate who ...
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Can I connect black iron pipe directly to a gas cooktop?

I am moving into a new home. The kitchen has a separate gas cooktop and gas wall oven. Both were supplied by a half inch black iron pipe terminating at a valve in the bottom of one cabinet. From there,...
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How to make sure/test that unused gas line is safe?

I have an existing gas line that runs underground to my patio. The line has been disconnected at some point so it’s only a pipe. Since I want to place a BBQ on my patio, I’d like to re-activate this ...
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Strong gas smell when first turning on oven

has anyone dealt with a very strong gas smell when you are first turning on a gas oven? We purchased a Kucht KNG361 gas range last year and each time we turn on the oven, a stronger than usual gas ...
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Is it dangerous to put expanding foam in home heater ducts?

My house has a centralized gas heater, that pumps the hot air through metal ducts to vents in each room. I discovered that the past owner had previously had a greenhouse, and so there was a duct that ...
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What could cause low gas flame on an attached gas grill?

I have a gas grill that uses natural gas from the house and when the burners are on full the flames do not get very high / hot. I just replaced the burners and heat shields on the grill but that didn'...
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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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Natural gas grill: is it ok to install the Quick Disconnect plug pointing up?

I bought a NG grill. The gas stub in my deck is pointing up. The grill's instructions manual says that the Quick Disconnect plug should be installed pointing down or sideways to avoid having water or ...
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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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What could cause high CO levels from a gas range and issues with gas tankless hot water unit

I have a fairly new gas range and a Rheem tankless water heater. Both are under 6 years old. I have a CO sensor (Sensorcon) in my kitchen and would rarely see over 10 ppm. Tankless water heater worked ...
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Have a gas water heater the tank has a leak have to shut off main valve to house is it safe to turn off gas to water tank

Have a gas operated water heater/tank the tank is leaking itself I have to shut off Main water about the house should I turn off the gas supply to the water tank?
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Natural gas fireplace with included "smart" thermostat and DIY added "dumb" thermostat as a power outage failsafe [closed]

I'm seeking a fireplace that can have two thermostats installed in parallel, a "smart" thermostat that requires power and a "dumb" mechanical thermostat that allows the fireplace ...
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Gas range resets clock when lighting

We have a 2016 Kenmore gas range practically identical to this one. For about a year now, when trying to light the rear-right (5K BTU) simmer burner the following happens: The spark activates and ...
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Doping threaded gas pipes -- which threads are the "last" threads?

I've heard that to join threaded gas piping in my house, I should use either pipe dope or teflon tape rated for gas. Regarding the dope, I've been told to dope "all but the last two threads."...
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What type of connectors do natural gas BBQs have and what's needed to modify existing stub-out?

I got a natural gas BBQ with a non-threaded connection at the hose. There is also a gas stub-out under my deck that has a valve that can be shifted back. Both are non-threaded and they don't mate. ...
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New gas stove + new flex gas line (Gas line wont fit the wall pipe)

I went to Lowes and bought a new gas range, along with a new gas line that connects to it. Lowes contractors came to install it, but the installer told me the sales rep sold me the wrong gas line, or ...
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What is a safe procedure for removing natural gas pipe after full service disconnect (meter removed, house intake capped)?

I had my local gas service company disconnect my house from the gas service line. They offered to remove the meter for me and cap the house intake pipe, which I accepted. So to be clear, the service ...
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Table propane fire pit not igniting

enter image description here I have a propane fire pit table that has been working very well for several years. I was planning on staining my deck so I had to take my table apart and bring it inside. ...
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Natural gas water heater air intake requirement

I'm replacing a natural gas water heater in my house with a new natural gas water heater. The current one is a 40 gallon 40,000 BTU water heater and I'm looking to replace it with a 75 gallon 76,000 ...
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Safety of swapping natural gas grill quick connect

My house has an outdoor natural gas line (with a shut-off valve) which I have never used before. I recently purchased a natural gas grill and the quick connect inlet is slightly larger but has the ...
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Gas leak detector goes off but no bubbles

Before I start, the valve from the wall is off and the outlet is capped at this point. I checked a gas connection for my dryer after smelling a faint odor near my laundry closet. Using a Home-Flex ...
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What is the ideal connection to reduce 3/4" gas pipe to 3/8" gas pipe for a natural gas grill?

My contractor installed a 3/4" gas line to the exterior of my house, and capped it off, as I didn't know what type of grill I would be purchasing and what connection it would expect. The Weber ...
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Is my plan to extend a kitchen gas line reasonable?

I just bought a new house - first time homeowner, but long-time DIYer. Never worked with gas, though, so I wanted to get some expert eyes on my plan before I did anything stupid. We are planning on ...
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Does my gas water heater have a problem if the On/Pilot/Off knob rises slowly instead of popping up quickly?

To light my water heater's pilot light, the instructions on the side say to put the On/Pilot/Off knob into the Pilot position and then hold it down for one minute after lighting the pilot light with a ...
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I’m smelling gas from my dryer [closed]

This gas dryer was previously sitting in an old storage unit for many years before I decided to take it out and run it again. I’m very inexperienced with dryers so as you’ll see in the hookup that ...
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Gas furnace takes like 2-5 minutes from ignition to blower start. flame also burning yellow/orange

It's still heating the house which is why we have never considered it a problem so far this season. However I recently got a smart thermostat and really started noticing how long the startup takes to ...
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How do I calculate the capacity for my natural gas pipe in this situation?

I'm interested in understanding the natural gas capacity at my house using the standard longest length method. I'm slightly confused which column in the IFGC Table 402.4 to use though because a 1"...
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Why doesn't this natural gas flared union connector fit?

I have a new outdoor grill that I'm trying to hook up to my natural gas line. The old grill had a 1/2" flare connector on the end that connects to the natural gas line and the new grill needs a ...
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What type of fitting/adapter for 3/8" NGL from wall valve to 1/2" auto shutoff valve (gas dryer installation)

Here is the gas line kit I bought for my dryer. Below is my gas line from the wall. Additional photos include the OD of the threads and ID of the cap I would like to use the "½-inch MIP auto ...
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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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Does a gas pressure test lose pressure without leaks?

Context I am adding one branch with two sub-branches to my gas line to supply a fireplace and a range stove. I am testing the branch for leaks. I have a cap on one side of the branch, a valve shut off ...
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Can compression fittings for PE buried gas line be safely used without stiffeners?

I have a 1" buried PE gas line that I'd like to tap into for a gas firepit. The gas line supplies a few other things in the yard, notably a 400kbtu pool heater. From research, it seems ...
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When is it OK to use "304.6.2 One-permanent-opening method" for combustion air supply?

My basement utility closet currently uses the "Two-permanent-openings method" with one 5" duct from the attic terminating 12" from the floor and another 6" duct terminating ...
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Used 1” galvanized connections on 16 ft of black iron gas pipe replacment

Discovered gas leak at my 70 year old house seeping out from under the edge of patio. Turned off gas, cut out concrete, & dug out 15 ft (3 ft past patio ) of 1” black iron pipe to a collar ...
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Furnace extinction pop

I have a newer central air unit, amana updraft w/ng furnace). Everything works fine on the unit and has no issues except everytime the thermostat reaches the set heat temp when it calls the heat to ...
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Carbon monooxide poisoning by using natural gas stove

Back in the day I used to cook food in a small, badly ventilated room with a natural gas stove, turning it on for a relatively small intervals during the day, let's say 1-3 hours per day in total. ...
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