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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why won't this 3/8 male connector for a natural gas dryer fit a 3/8 female connector?

First off, I changed the Natural Gas orifice to a factory ordered LP orifice, I am not just trying to hook up a LP line to a natural gas dryer without setting the dryer up correctly for LP. My ...
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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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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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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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How best to connect a second gas run to a meter

I am running a 1 1/4 gas line to the garage in the rear of my lot - total run is about 85 feet. Trench and Home-Flex underground PE pipe (https://homeflex.com/underground/#system) is already layed out ...
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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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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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Honeywell water heater gas control valve pilot won't stay lit

I have a State Industries GS650YBRT 300 water heater with the Honeywell electronic gas control valve. This hot water heater will not light. I am able to get the pilot light to light and after a ...
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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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Vent-free fireplace flame control/color doesn't seem right

I have a Superior VRL4543 vent-free fireplace. For the most part it seems to be doing its job and not acting up. However, it doesn't seem to be performing as-advertised. From manufacturer's website ...
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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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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 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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Installing a tankless water heater next to electric service panel

I am in the process of installing an outdoor natural gas tankless water heater. The issue I'm running into is clearances around the heater. There's a small spot on the back wall of the house where I'd ...
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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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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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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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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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What causes the chirping sound coming from my 250 natural gas meter?

When gas is flowing through the meter, I hear a steady, slow chirping sound (perhaps a chirp every 5 to 10 seconds). Is this an indication that the meter (35 years old) is coming to the end of its ...
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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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Is digging with a shovel near gas lines dangerous?

I live in an area where 99% of homes have gas lines, but mine does not. I called 811 and the gas company showed up, but said since I have no gas service, no pipes run under my property. When the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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