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Should I Circumvent the Pressure Regulator or Cap it for a Gas Line Pressure Test?

My gas line can't be pressurized since there is a pressure regulator installed after the gas shutoff valve. My solution was to install an additional shutoff on the outlet side of the meter, ...
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What’s the best way to connect my 3/4” gas line to my 3/8” grill hose?

I just had a natural gas line installed in the outside wall of my house. It has a valve and a female 3/4” connector. My natural gas grill has a hose with a 3/8” connector. How can I best connect ...
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Very old, Coleman, through the wall (double sided) mounted gas heater not working

My home was built in 1957, I had a new heat pump system put in (which I now hate) 7 years ago. It works fine in the summer, but in winter it doesn't heat the house very well. At the time, I kept 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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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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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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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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Is this a gas shutoff valve

We are adding a ceiling in our basement (64 year old house) and can not locate a obvious shutoff valve. They recently removed the meter from within the house and put one outside, and it has a shutout ...
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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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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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Should the steel pipe from the gas meter into a home have foam insulation like an exposed water pipe?

A neighbor put rubber foam insulation on the exposed length of steel pipe from the meter into the house . Is this a good idea ?
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Installing Smart Switch to Gas Fireplace Switch

I'm trying to add a smart switch to replace our gas fireplace on off switch. The fireplace switch is nonpowered, but there is power for a light in same switch box. The smart switch requires power in ...
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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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Cheap digital thermostat turns off furnace when cold?

I woke up this morning and my thermostat which looks like a pocket calculator was just turned along with my furnace. I pressed both buttons and it turned back on, but my house was freezing cold. ...
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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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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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Split Gas Line to Gas Water Heater for Gas Dryer

I'd like to install a gas dryer by splitting the gas line that currently feeds the gas water heater. Is the solution as simple as splitting the line with a tee fitting/valve where the green arrow ...
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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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Where is my gas shutoff valve for my stove or do I need to have one installed?

I am getting a gas stove delivered to replace my existing one. I am in a condominium unit, but I don't see a gas shutoff valve, there are ones for the water inside of my unit. I thought it may be this ...
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Is corrosion a concern when hanging black iron pipe with copper hangers?

Can I hang black gas pipe with copper hangers? Is corrosion a concern? Example:
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Will ovens emit carbon monoxide when off at high altitude if not properly adjusted?

This CBS news story seems to say that a turned-off oven emits carbon monoxide when not properly adjusted for altitude, such as 1 mile high in Denver, CO. My BS detector is going off. https://denver....
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Can dryer ducting be placed near gas line?

We are reconfiguring the laundry room on the main level of our house in Toronto, Canada. There is an existing exterior dryer vent but it is on the oppsite side of the room where the dryer will now be ...
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Is it permitted to run a gas pipe through the now unused chimney to get to the attic and from there to the other side of the house?

This is about a bungalow, the width of the house is 25' My furnace and the gas pipe that feeds this is in the basement. I would like to run the gas pipe through that chimney all the way to the attic ...
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Gas heater lights then goes out

The machine turns on and trying to light and then shuts down does this about three times then stops , starts again but doesn’t seem like anything lights up who to call ? What kind of problem ?
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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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How should I disconnect my gas stove?

We want to replace our natural gas stove with an electric stove. I've never worked with gas lines before, and the installers who will deliver the electric stove won't disconnect the gas stove for us. ...
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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 do you cut threads in plastic coated steel pipe?

I'm doing a home improvement project, and I want to bury 10' of 1/2" pipe. I've been to the city and understand the codes to do this legal. In my area, buried pipe has to be either plastic coated or ...
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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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Gas stove whines/hums - is this a safety concern?

I am located in the United States and have a natural gas (not LP) range in my kitchen fed by a natural gas utility. Sometimes when I turn on my range, the appliance makes a whining or humming noise. ...
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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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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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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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Just installed natural gas fire pit and now getting a whistling sound

Just installed fire pit and now getting a whistling sound in the house when fire pit on full range .I'm going to explain what type of pipe and size of pipe..... 4 years ago decided to build a outdoor ...
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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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Can natural gas go stale in the pipe?

Any natural gas experts out there? Any time I am away from home for two days or longer, my stove takes 30 seconds to light. After that it works fine day after day after day! Another similar problem ...
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Proper gas pressure for Samsung DV457GVGSGR natural gas dryer

What is the proper gas pressure leading into my Samsung model DV457GVGSGR gas dryer? The Gas Requirements section of the installation manual doesn't specify pressure. I found this in a google search,...
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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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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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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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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 can I convert a ventless propane fireplace to natural gas?

I just bought a property and it has a passthrough, ventless fireplace that runs on propane. I've not hooked up propane to the house, and the natural gas company says they'll hook me up for free. ...