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Natural gas line repair

I have a natural gas line that runs from my meter across a creek and up to my home, we just recently had some severe flooding and the water eroded the creek bank and ripped apart my gas line, the ...
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Gas no longer flowing to Weber grill

I have a Weber Spirit E-310 Natural Gas Grill. I installed the pipe and connector myself for the natural gas. In the beginning, it was very difficult to connect the grill hose to the quick connect ...
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My apartment uses a gas furnace. The gas technician shut off the gas to the furnace stating that "the return air box not sealed"

We had a gas service interruption the other day. When the gas technician come by to turn on the service, he noticed that the gas furnace had "holes". He then shut off the gas to the furnace ...
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Does a 3/4" FIP gas fitting effectively reduce the run size for 1" CSST?

I'm running about 50' of 1" CSST natural gas tubing and want the best flow possible before I branch out and step down. I see there are two choices for connections; 1" MIP (3/4" FIP) x 1&...
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Water heater pilot goes out after a burn cycle

Having the issue of having to relight the pilot after ever burn cycle. I cleaned the thermocouple, lit the pilot, and watched a burn cycle through the window. This is when I noticed something strange; ...
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Sub panel install, conduit run behind natural gas line?

Looks for rules on whether I can run a 1" electrical conduit along bottom of house if it crosses the natural gas line? They do not touch and there would be about 3" between the 2 above ...
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Heating water L-shaped house [closed]

I installed a tankless gas hwh but it takes forever to get hot water in two of the three bathrooms. I am wasting water. Any suggestions on how to fix this?
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Extend/divert an existing gas line for outdoor grill

I am looking to build a natural gas line in the back of the house for an outdoor grill. There is a line already running to the rear of the house for a gas fireplace, as depicted in the picture. The ...
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Viessmann Vitodens 333-F set Temperature is stuck at 5 °C

My Viessmann Vitodens 333-F does not start the gas burner automatically. Here is what I checked so far after logging in with viservice for the service menu and viexpert for the parameter Level 2 menu. ...
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Running 240v 30A 10 AWG wire along side return duct to upstairs attic

The house has a gas water heater with no electrical connection. I'd like to replace it with an electric hybrid (heat pump) water heater that requires a 240v 30A circuit. Some of the newer hybrid ...
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Furnace pilot kicks on and then 'gushes' gas making a huge flame, kicks off and comes back on

Blower kicks on and runs for a few minutes before Gas comes on and everything is normal and then the flame 'gushes' gas and you can see bright flame inside it (while cover is on) and then it goes back ...
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Concerned I can smell gas at the other end of the house when parents turn on their new gas oven - is it safe?

My parents just bought a new gas range + oven and had it installed. Up to this point, they used an electric range. Whenever they turn on the oven for any reason, there is a gas smell and the natural ...
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Furnce shutting off frequently. Have to blow air into exhaust vent to turn on. Why is that?

I have high efficiency natural gas furnace. In the picture you see intake and exhaust vents on the outside of the house. Specially in colder days temperature reaches below target temperature, ...
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how to meter natural gas usage in a part of the home

I rent my basement out. It's currently heated via electricity. It's cold where I live, and my renter's electric bills are high. I'm thinking of installing a natural gas wall furnace in the basement. ...
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Does clogged radiators increase the heating bills in a tankless combi boiler setup?

We moved to a "new" apartment and I was told by a family member that all the radiators are clogged like hell and we should get them cleaned ASAP which we never did. What makes me paranoid is ...
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What could be causing the thermopile in my gas fireplace to fail so often?

I have a Heatilator ND4236 gas fireplace (natural gas). The thermopile (Q313A) fails every two to three years (I have read they should last at least five). What could be causing the too frequent ...
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Running a gas line to the garage

Hey guys I need to run a buried gas line from my house to the garage. Its about 60 ft run. It passes through my driveway (gravel). How deep am I supposed to burry it to be safe? What line should I buy?...
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Stove Insulation - replace or clean after milk boiled over?

We had a party at my home and someone left hot chocolate on the stove and it boiled over...everywhere. The counters and external of the stove was cleaned off but this morning I removed the top to see ...
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DIY Heat Treating Home For Bugs - Danger To My Gas Pipe?

Actual Question: My apartment has a gas line that is used for my oven and I'm wondering if anything needs to be done with that before I can heat treat my apartment. The apartments temperature will be ...
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Tee-ing off 3/4" natural gas pipe for a new 40k BTU heater

Trying to understand whether it's better to tee off an existing gas line closer to the gas meter or to tee off later on, closer to my new 40k BTU heater. All the lines in question are 3/4", ...
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Is this gas line grounding OK?

We had the gas line to our kitchen disconnected and capped off. The gas line for the heating is still connected and in use. The grounding wire for all the gas lines was connected to the kitchen pipe. ...
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HVAC - noisy preheat

When the heat comes on I hear a noticeably loud whirring sound in the beginning. It only lasts for a couple minutes and then quiets down while the fan continues to blow heat throughout the home. I ...
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Is there a minimum distance from vented fireplace to MP regulator?

In my shop, Im putting back in service a small 38,000 btu free-standing natural gas fireplace. Im putting in the right regulator and redoing some of the 3/8’’ copper piping. The regulator is a Maxi ...
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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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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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