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What part needs replacing on this Whirlpool Gas Dryer

This old dryer still works great, but, makes a noise that is a combination of freight train derailing and thunder. See video: https://photos.app.goo.gl/DUB8zAg45vE5a1XE7 Pressing on the rotating ...
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New gas furnace...... installer used old non polarized plug from previous furnace

Have a new 60kbtu furnace. Installer used power cord from old dinosaur (non polarized). This was unknown by me until last week, 6 months after install. We lose power up here a lot, and after the last ...
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Can I use a gas range on unsealed subflooring?

Vinyl flooring was installed under front half of depth, but not back half. Older house has some leveling issues so we repaired the best we could. Small dip under stove prevents vinyl from adhering. ...
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A natural gas water heater was used accidentally when propane was the gas source. Is the natural gas water heater damaged or if so, repairable?

A natural gas water heater was used accidentally for a few months when propane was the gas source. Is the natural gas water heater damaged or if so, repairable? Does propane gas burn hotter than ...
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Gas dryer loud during heat cycle

Just cleaned years of lint/dust out of gas dryer duct. Rehooked up ductwork to wall and dryer. Now when the heat cycle kicks on (I assume the flame bar lights up) it is noticeably louder. Never ...
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How many extra water heaters do we need for 5 full baths and 2 sets of washer and dryers?

We purchased a home to convert it as an Airbnb for 10+ guests in Atlanta. The house currently has 3 full baths and a washer and dryer set. It also has a full basement that we are going to finish with ...
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If I live in the US Southwest, would a heat pump or conventional dryer use less energy?

Suppose I live in Poway, CA (weather), where temperatures are roughly between 50 and 90 F throughout the year and relative humidity is generally between 40 and 60%. With climate change the highs have ...
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Fireplace gas line burner replacement

So in an effort to update my fireplace I was looking to remove the old burner meant for a gas log set and install an H-burner for a fire glass setup. The original nipple was too long traveling into ...
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What size oven/range based on new gas line's permitted BTUs?

We recently had a gas line run to our kitchen from the side of the house. We just got the rough-in work approved on our permit (had a plumber install the line) and we are approved for future stove @ ...
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Propane vs. Natural Gas - Indoor Air Quality?

I've seen plenty of articles about gas stoves and the impact on indoor air quality. Specifically, there are reports of much higher CO2, NOx, PM 2.5 particulates, and formaldehyde, relative to electric ...
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When do I use 0.3" and 0.5" w.c. drop MDPE Natural Gas pipe sizing tables?

As a disclaimer, I'm working closely with my inspector and I'm going to subcontract my gas plumbing work to a professional - I just like to do my homework first so I know what's going on, what to ...
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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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Vent 80% gas water heater through rim joist?

Can an 80% efficiency, draft hood, 40k BTU, water heater be vented through a 2x10 wood rim joist with painted cedar siding? Assume proper pipe sloping. The termination would be roughly 2 feet above ...
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How can I connect my grill's quick-connect hose to my exterior gas port?

I was wondering if someone could tell what I would need to convert my receptacle to accept my Weber's 3/8 quick connect hose. Short story being that I purchased an used Weber genesis NG grill since my ...
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How to connect gas line for stove to unknown fitting

We have installed a new gas cooktop. I am connecting the 1/2” gas line. I have the flexible line connected to the cooktop pressure regulator. Coming from the wall, we have 3/4” threaded black pipe, ...
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Best way to connect my 3/8 propane grill to home natural gas? They’re different sizes [duplicate]

I’m having issues connect my 3/8propane grill QUICK CONNECT to my home QUICK CONNECT. I can’t find a adapter nor figure out the size of my home line off the house which is bigger. The serial number of ...
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How can I prevent dirt from accumulating in a gas water heater in my garage?

I have a gas water heater in my garage that was installed when it was built for the radiant heating. The issue I've had is that it appears to draw in dirt from the area and burns out and the water ...
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Coupling 24" and 36" 3/8 flex gas tubing for dryer to form 60"

Would it be okay to use a male-male flare union adapter to couple two flex gas lines together to make a 60" one for a gas dryer? I had read stuff in the past about longer lengths of tubing ...
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Dryer calls for 1/8" NPT plug - why not just direct connection?

Any ideas why this dryer gas connection diagram calls for the "1/8" NPT Pipe Plug" - why isn't it just calling for a direct connection to the gas supply instead of having something that ...
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New gas line and permits for new tankless hot water heater

My partner and I have a small home in the SF Bay Area. To try to reclaim some indoor space, we're planning on replacing our tank water heater (currently in the house) with a tankless unit that we're ...
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Gas fired Forced-air furnace has a outlet grill in the mechanical room - can I remove it?

I just moved into a house with a gas fired forced-air furnace. Whenever I'm in the basement and the furnace is running I can hear a whistling noise coming from the mechanical room. I traced this sound ...
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Is there a way to remotely control gas valve?

We have a short term rental home, and we have a grill that's connected to natural gas. As a prevention of hazard, is there a way to open and close the gas valve remotely? We want to be able to close ...
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What pipe should I use to connect a gas line from furnace to water heater

I recently had my house undergo an inspection in process of a sale. The only thing that the inspector pointed out was that the gas line from my furnace to the water heater in utility closet was copper....
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I think my gas boiler flue looks off

We had a gas boiler installed. The registered installer did not highlight any issues with fitting the boiler before fitting it. I was away when the job was done and now there is a "snorkel" ...
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What's the proper way to connect a gas line in a cabinet to a stove?

I recently had a contractor move my stove's gas shutoff valve into a cabinet. He used a gas range connector to connect the new shutoff valve to my stove. The connector is routed down through the crawl ...
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Can I pressure test a gas line section that includes a pressure regulator?

I have added two flex-pipe gas line extensions to the existing gas piping. Everything is working properly and there are no signs of any leaks while testing for bubbles with soapy water or any smell of ...
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Gas line tape overlap to cover all threads?

I am using gas line tape and it says to make a minimum of 4 wraps. The tape is 1/2" wide but the threads on the pipe are like 3/4" to 1" long. Is it correct to wrap only the section in ...
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what is this electrical component in my thermocouple?

I have a 14 year old has water heater which i believe needs a new thermocouple. I can relight the pilot but it will not stay lit. I've bought a new thermocouple, and I'm prepared to replace the old ...
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Hot Water Running Out in Large Home - Tankless Gas Unit with Tank?

We have a large 3600 sq ft vacation rental that tyically houses 10-14 people. We have a 50 gallon gas tank water heater but guests have complained that the hot water runs out after a while. We have ...
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Disconnecting a gas stove (New Zealand)

We are having a new gas stove delivered and I consulted a gas fitter to get the old one disconnected (so the delivery people can take it away) and come fit the new one. The gas fitter surprised me ...
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Switch from electric range to gas range [closed]

I’m think about buying a gas range and not sure if my kitchen is setup for it for or not.
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What is the best method and tool to detect harmful non-carbon-monoixde gases?

I recently cleaned my home's air filters and discovered a significant increase in well-being. Previously, staying at home during the weekend for more than 1-2 hours resulted in fatigue and dizziness, ...
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Is this CSST bonding proper?

Is it okay for the 6 AWG copper bonding to come in contact with the CSST? Notes: Distances are not drawn to scale; CSST is about 60 feet with bends and turns Assume the black iron is properly ...
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Bonding gas piping, flexible CSST in conjuction with Iron pipe

I recently became aware of the need to bond a gas distribution containing yellow CSST flexible pipe. (TracPipe FGP SS4 750 5 PSI FUEL It has a yellow jacket) When our propane system was converted to ...
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Lennox gas furnace maintenance

I bought brand new Lennox HE natural gas furnace 3 years back. It has been running perfectly. My dealer recommends to do a preventive maintenance because of 3 years time span. I regularly change the ...
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Does this boiler flame look ok?

This is my natural gas hot water heating boiler flame. It lights up initially with a fair bit of orange flame, and after 10 seconds or so settles into what's pictured. I believe it mostly looks as ...
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Upsizing Gas Line From Tee

I need to upsize a short 1/2" run to 3/4" (it splits from the main line using a tee). This is about 4-5ft long and goes into an appliance directly. Would it be OK to remove just the pipe and ...
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Gas Pipe Sizing

I recently got a quote to have a gas system installed. The outside stuff will be done by the utility company, they are putting in a 2 psi system. My plumber is going to run 3/4 hard pipe to my utility ...
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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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CSST Gas Line is a Couple Feet Too Sort

I'm finishing my basement ceiling which includes building a bulkhead around ductwork, plumbing and two CSST gas lines. When the house was built (2002) the contractors used just enough of the CSST to ...
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Residential Natural Gas Meter - Remove Fitting?

Is that reducer coming out of the meter necessary? Currently, it's a 3/4" to 1/2" reducer, then steps back up to 3/4" and then to 1" for the runs in the house. Can I eliminate this ...
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Hot water tank only has warm water after bath

We have a new 60 Gallon (US) gas hot water tank. After running a bath, water coming out of it is warm instead of hot. Is this normal? Precisely, here is the experiment I performed: Temperature ...
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How to safely connect a gas insert to flexible steel?

With the cold weather coming, we'd like to install a gas insert that we bought a while ago. The gas outlet that's in the fireplace in shown in the picture below. To replace this part would require ...
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Gas line in contact with concrete - is this code compliant?

I'm approaching the end of my initial builder warranty on my home and had a home inspection service come out and identify potential problems. One of the items identified is the natural gas line in ...
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Natural Gas Furnace: Lights but shuts off occasionally

Situation: Nest thermostat shows that the furnace is running, but its not and no error codes are displayed on the furnace. This happens about once per day where it seems the furnace doesn't ignite ...
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Does Manometer Tubing Size Affect Measurements?

Does the diameter & length of tubing used with a digital manometer affect gas pressure readings? I'm trying to measure the outlet gas pressure going into my furnace and I had to connect different ...
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Does black iron pipe need to be cleaned before installation?

Black iron pipe comes coated in oil, presumably to prevent rust but possibly as a side-effect of having been machined. Does that oil need to be removed from the threads before assembly with thread ...
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Does ambient temperature impact gas pipe sizing?

I'm running a gas line for a garage heater in a cold northern climate. At times the pipe could pass through air as cold as 0°F. Does pressure drop due to reduced pipe temperature present a concern ...
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What size black iron pipe should I use for a 45,000 BTU attached garage heater?

I'm running a new gas line for my garage heater. I have all black iron in my house, so that's what I'll continue with. I'm more comfortable having that exposed as it crosses part of a wall in the ...
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Gas dryer connection adapter brass to steel nut

I recently got a dryer and the installer did not have the right adapter to connect my gas line to the dryer. The yellow gas line installed in the previous dryer is still there and has a steel nut at ...

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