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Great Stuff Foam sealed gas pipe, fire safety

So I have a pipe penetration problem at the gas pipe. I hired a contractor and he decided to use great stuff to seal the gap. Would it be a fire safety problem? Thanks,
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Convert gas wall heater to inset fireplace

This wall heater is running on gas and has an electrical control. It is actually in front of the brick vent behind This is in the attic as the vent connecting on top Obviously this wall heater is ...
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Is this natural gas shut off valve behaving correctly?

The natural gas shut off valve in the picture below is installed behind my oven. Usually when I see a valve like this, if I turn it 90 degrees, it will turn until it stops. When it stops 90 degrees ...
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Is a WiFi Gas Water Heater worth it?

First a little background, two things. I'm married to a Russian wife, which means hot water for showers are mandatory to keep the wife happy (only mostly kidding, we've been through tough times ...
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What's causing my gas oven ignitor to become dirty?

For months, my gas oven has been having issues igniting. The issue is somewhat intermittent but every time I run into this, I take a piece of sandpaper and rub it against the ignitor. This seems to ...
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How do I determine whether a permit is required for a new gas line?

I would like to have an exterior gas line installed (for a grill) and an exterior frost-proof faucet (so it's closer to my garden). I had a plumber come out and his quote came back "Any permit by ...
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Gas Oven - Very Low Gas Flow

I have a Frigidaire/Electrolux gas range, with two burners (broiler [top] and bake [bottom]). When I turn on the oven for broiling, everything works fine. When I set it to 'bake', the bake igniter ...
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Weber Genesis caught on fire

I was grilling chicken and some of the fat dripped into the cabinet and the gas line caught on fire burning through the sheathing and making a hole in the line itself, leading to a major fire inside ...
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Fuel gas CSST line allowed in plenum in Texas?

I recently visited a house. The host pointed out something interesting. The furnace AC combo is in an indoor closet and is vertical upflow and sits on top of a filter base that sits on top of the ...
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Effects of Gas Pipe reduction from 3/4“ to 1/2”

I have a capped 3/4" pipe in a concrete slab meant to bring natural gas to an outdoor fireplace; however, I have lots of left-over 1/2" pipe & fittings from another project. Yeah, I might be "...
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Pipes vented to patio

I have gas pipes being vented into a fenced in patio area. 3 years ago , I called the fire department as the gas meter inside was reading too high as I was getting dizzy. I can no longer open the ...
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Can a maxitrol function as a cut-off valve?

All the natural gas plumbing in my home was replaced a year ago. I recently tried to find the gas cutoffs for my stove top and oven (separate appliances) but all I found was maxitrols. Can maxitrols ...
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Looking for a manual for Roper Range Model 6 3804 C J

Just bought a vintage 42-46?? Roper Range and can't find anything online. We can get the burners on, but neither of the pilot lights will come on at all. Suggestions?
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Patio natural gas fireplace with 1/2" pipe

I am looking into building a patio with a fireplace. I'd like the fireplace to run off of my home's natural gas. When I built the house they ran a natural gas line from the furnace to a place that we ...
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How can this pool heater gas line be disconnected?

This is a picture of the natural gas connection going into a pool heater. The heater no longer works. I just want to remove the heater and cap the gas line. Please see the picture. I'm not sure what ...
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Gas oven goes “Thup” every 5 to 30 minutes. What to do?

An 8 year old natural gas oven has been making a sound occasionally. It seems to be every 5 minutes or so when the oven starts and then less frequently. The sound is not very loud, but loud enough ...
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Brand new stove burners won't light

I have a brand new Samsung NX58H5600 series free-standing gas range with five stovetop burners. The unique oval-shaped center burner works without issue. But none of the four "normal" burners will ...
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Furnace heat satisfied but inducer starts and ingnition tries over and over

I have a Heil furnace 90 plus mfg 1989, Heat cycle is satisfied and thermostat is not calling for heat. Induced draft motor starts, spark igniter starts, blower starts and runs like this for 3-4 ...
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How to troubleshoot gas supply not making it to some appliances

I recently purchased a home and once utilities were turned on I've been having issues with certain gas appliances. Some appliances required a normal amount of time to get the gas flowing after being ...
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Natural gas line sizing with generator addition

I am looking at installing a standby generator that uses ~320cfh of natural gas. My utility company said I will have to have a bigger meter installed as I already have ~250cfh of potential usage with ...
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How to adjust 'frozen' venturi tube in stove?

We are installing a gas to propane conversion kit for a stove. We've changed the orifice (left brass part in photo) but we also need to adjust the position of the venturi tube (marked with arrow) - ...
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Will a 2 PSI natural gas line be sufficient for a tankless water heater?

I'm planning on installing a tankless water heater that maxes at 160K Btu. I only have a 1/2" line from the meter to the furnace(75K) in the same room. The city told me that there is 2lb gas from ...
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Is my plan for fixing my water heater leak bad?

Here is the situation (with pics): See that pan on the bottom? The hole in it is covered by tape. So here is what I was gonna do. Is this a good idea? First. I've gone out and purchased a new pan ...
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Rusted gas pipe elbows on new house

The gas connection into my new house (less than a year old) was heavily painted but the paint is peeling revealing rusted and pitted pipe, especially the elbow pipe. Also, the gas pipe connection for ...
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High elevation non- pv Burnham boiler with Tejurland powerventer installed at sea level [duplicate]

I have a 203ncl-tei2 boiler installed in danvers Massachusetts. This town is at sea level, not 2000k miles up. This boiler also has a failed tejurland (universal control) powerventer motor on it that ...
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U.s. boiler / Burnham boiler alterations

i have a 203ncl-tei2 boiler installed in danvers Massachusetts. Regular elevation. This boiler also has a failed tejurland (universal control) powerventer motor on it that is only humming, not ...
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Gas Fireplace Pilot Light Line Replacement

I'm replacing the pilot light assembly on a gas fireplace after removing the old line from the valve, there's no indication any thread sealant was used on the original installation. Is there any ...
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Why doesn't my furnace start? Pilot Light ignites and continuous clicking

Why doesn't my furnace start? Pilot Light ignites up and continuous clicking. Video: https://streamable.com/i0av0 I was reading this question: gas furnace pilot light is lit,,won't produce ...
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Ventilating closed-off chimney

I'm installing a flueless gas fire to an old chimney breast in a ground-floor living room and the fireplace in that chimney is being completely sealed off as a result. I'll be capping the chimney ...
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How to Turn On a Wall Heater

There is this wall heater in my new apartment. This is the inside the panel. There is a hole in the middle. The bottom has a knob that only has "off" "high" and "low" modes. I cannot find ...
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Making your own B Vent Attic Insulation Shield?

I'm installing a 45k BTU gas heater in my garage. It will be a vertical vent installation with 3" b vent pipe and I'm going to insulation the attic with about 18" of cellulose insulation. No one ...
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Cannot turn gas valve. It is stuck

I need to turn off the gas to to the house to do a repair of an appliance without its own valve. It seems stuck as I cannot turn it with a crescent wrench.
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Gas line addition to external building - can I avoid expanding all existing lines?

I'm adding an external building with hydronic heating and a variable boiler (160k BTU max) which will be about a 100' feet from the existing gas meter. I had planned to simply tap into the existing ...
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Is it safe and legal to make this gas plumbing connection?

I have learned that, contrary to what they tell you, the big box stores will not connect your gas dryer when they deliver it. So I was left to do it myself. The guy told me to remove the incorrect ...
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exterior pe gas line - shutoff valve type

Running a PE gas line in a trench to a fire pit. Straightforward, permitted and will be inspected. (I understand the concerns many express about gas line work, but i'll have a licensed plumber to ...
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Is 1/2" flexible gas pipe adequate for a 22000 BTU clothes dryer?

I have 1” black iron pipe running just shy of 40’ to a manifold. The manifold then has one run of csst coming off it to my furnace. I then have 4 more ports I can run off for new appliances as I ...
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Gas line in closet

Have a question and concern. We are buying a new home. The V.A. appraiser has not done the appraisal yet. We have a concern and it does not look code-compliant to me and we do not know if the sellers ...
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Required protection for copper gas line passing through metal opening in fireplace casing (Alberta, Canada)

Background context: As executor, I'm in the process of selling my late father's house. I have an offer pending; following the home inspection, the prospective buyers have submitted a list of ...
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Converted Oil Furnace to Natural Gas - Fuel Smell Issue

This weekend, we had our fuel oil furnace replaced with a natural gas one. The oil furnace broke near the end of the winter and we were waiting for a deal to kick in on a whole new furnace + A/C unit. ...
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Two Gas Lines Running into House

I seem to have an old underground gas pipe coming into my basement which seems to still have gas in the line, however it is not connected to my meter. I am currently digging out my mud room (on the ...
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How to tell if clothes dryer temperature control is working?

I dry all clothes on the lowest temperature setting in the natural gas dryer. This is because they dry fast and come out piping hot. But now I need to dry some clothes at a lower temperature, but I'...
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Gas line sizing for a manifold system

So I thought I understood the charts for natural gas pipe sizing but now that I have added everything up I am confused. The gas line coming from the road to the meter is only 1” line. So it doesn't ...
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What kind of air conditioner system do I have?

I know this site says 'DIY', but if this question belongs somewhere else, let me know which site is appropriate for this question. Thank you. At the beginning of this month, I had a Coleman air ...
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The oven in my range has stopped heating up, but the burners still work

The oven recently stopped getting hot, but the burners still work fine. Any ideas about what might be wrong? Here's the kind of stove I have: Hotpoint® 30" Free-Standing Gas Range Here's what I ...
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Have Gas Water Heater…Wondering If It Needs to be in a Closet

I received a "gift house" from my father-in-law a few years ago. A lot of the problems have been repaired over the past few years, but I have a major one that keeps kicking my butt. The previous ...
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Adapting 3/4 gas outlet to 1/2" appliance?

One of these things is not like the other. That's a 3/4 gas outlet and a gas dryer with a 1/2" fitting. What's the best approach to making them connect? The dryer is old so I'm a bit leery of trying ...
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House and Shop on 100 AMP Service

I'm looking at buying a home that only has a 100 AMP service. I would like to have a small woodworking shop in the basement, but am worried that this will be too much for the service. While upgrading ...
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My boiler's gas burner tube is catching fire, how do I fix this?

About 1 or 2 times a week I hear a roaring flame when my boiler tuns on. I've check on it and it appears one of the boiler gas burner tubes is internally on fire (see video I took of it). What is ...
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Is it safe to replace a Furnace pressure switch with one of a different rating? [duplicate]

So I had some problem with my gas furnace and a technician came by to install a new one but it doesn't have the same rating and only has one tube instead of two. He assures me it's fine but I thought ...
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Is it safe to replace a Furnace pressure switch with a different one?

So I had some problem with my gas furnace and a technician came by to install a new one but it doesn't have the same rating and only has one tube instead of two. He assures me it's fine but I thought ...