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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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Proper Gas Pipe size

I have a contractor who gave me a quote to replace a 72' outdoor gas line to a 400K BTU pool/spa. The previous line was 3/4" IPS and that is also the current line size that is coming from the Meter. ...
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How is heat output controlled in closed-vent gas fireplace inserts?

Comparing Empire VFRL-18 and VFRL-18-10, the former is 26k BTU while the latter is 10k BTU. The look and price are identical. My question is, can I buy the 26k BTU unit to use in my living room, but ...
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Upsizing a Gas Line

I currently have a natural gas pipe coming into my house with a 1" diameter. It currently terminates after about 20' and supplies a hot water heater (33,000 BTU) and a furnace (60,000 BTU). I want ...
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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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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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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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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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Will connecting a 1/2“ natural gas line to 3/4” line for a fire pit cause issues?

I have a 3/4" natural gas line coming in to the house. Before the manifold there is a 3/4" line directly to my furnace. Also there is a manifold that splits into 4 1/2" lines that go to appliances ...
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Test Existing Natural Gas Barbecue Line Without a Hose

I have a natural gas hookup on my back deck and want to purchase a natural gas barbecue. There is a quick connect at the hookup and a valve to turn it on, but when I turn it on I don't feel any ...
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Gas stove burner won't shut off

I have a very old Viking Professional range in my house. The former owner told us that the front right burner wouldn't shut off one day and he was forced to adjust a screw within the knob post in ...
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When upgrading a gas meter, do you need to install/upgrade regulators for natural gas appliances?

I live in TX and have Amica as my natural gas provider. I want to replace my tank water heaters with a tankless unit. According to the Amica tech, I will need an upgraded gas meter which would ...
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Sidewall venting for natural gas appliance

My natural gas hot water tank still uses black (ABS) plastic vents. Due to a building code change, these need to be replaced with System 636 pipes. The current abs plastic pipes go to the roof. I don'...
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Test gas cooktop without a gas line?

I've found a great deal on a used cooktop. We're eventually going to remodel the kitchen so have been collecting things as we go along. The catch is that this cooktop is for natural gas, and we have ...
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What dangers are associated with changing the pilot light assembly on a gas water heater?

My A O Smith ProMax gas water heater started going out at various intervals. I would re-light it and it might stay lit for a few minutes, few hours, or even a day or so. I figured it was the ...
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Gas fireplace shuts off after a few minutes

Background: Heat & Glo Escape 42DV natural gas fireplace shuts off after 2-3 minutes. Will not relight immediately following shut down. After an hour or so, it will relight and then extinguish ...
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Energy-saving boiler settings?

Does it matter in terms of energy usage whether my gas heater is set to higher or lower temperature? Situation: - 2 floor house, all water radiators heated by the same gas boiler system -1st floor ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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California code for gas range ventilation

Is there a california code for gas range ventilation to the exterior of the house. Because I have a gas range that has a downdraft but the exhaust is hitting the wall of the the cabinet.
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How do I find gas leak behind the wall or the cabinet?

I know that you can buy a gas leak detector wand about $30 and you can scan to the pipe. However, if it's behind the wall or under the tile (You can't see the pipe). Is there anyway to check it before ...
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Is it ok to put a bend in the gas supply to a boiler?

I am replacing the natural gas valve on my Utica MGB-100HD boiler. Currently, the gas valve goes directly into the pipe that feeds the burners, and the valve sticks out awkwardly, encroaching on the ...