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Residential Natural Gas Meter - Remove Fitting?

Is that reducer coming out of the meter necessary? Currently, it's a 3/4" to 1/2" reducer, then steps back up to 3/4" and then to 1" for the runs in the house. Can I eliminate this ...
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Hot water tank only has warm water after bath

We have a new 60 Gallon (US) gas hot water tank. After running a bath, water coming out of it is warm instead of hot. Is this normal? Precisely, here is the experiment I performed: Temperature ...
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How to safely connect a gas insert to flexible steel?

With the cold weather coming, we'd like to install a gas insert that we bought a while ago. The gas outlet that's in the fireplace in shown in the picture below. To replace this part would require ...
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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 Furnace: Lights but shuts off occasionally

Situation: Nest thermostat shows that the furnace is running, but its not and no error codes are displayed on the furnace. This happens about once per day where it seems the furnace doesn't ignite ...
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Does Manometer Tubing Size Affect Measurements?

Does the diameter & length of tubing used with a digital manometer affect gas pressure readings? I'm trying to measure the outlet gas pressure going into my furnace and I had to connect different ...
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Does black iron pipe need to be cleaned before installation?

Black iron pipe comes coated in oil, presumably to prevent rust but possibly as a side-effect of having been machined. Does that oil need to be removed from the threads before assembly with thread ...
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Does ambient temperature impact gas pipe sizing?

I'm running a gas line for a garage heater in a cold northern climate. At times the pipe could pass through air as cold as 0°F. Does pressure drop due to reduced pipe temperature present a concern ...
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What size black iron pipe should I use for a 45,000 BTU attached garage heater?

I'm running a new gas line for my garage heater. I have all black iron in my house, so that's what I'll continue with. I'm more comfortable having that exposed as it crosses part of a wall in the ...
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Gas dryer connection adapter brass to steel nut

I recently got a dryer and the installer did not have the right adapter to connect my gas line to the dryer. The yellow gas line installed in the previous dryer is still there and has a steel nut at ...
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3/8 MIP doesn't seem to fit 3/8 FIP brass gas inlet for RV furnace

I have this Suburban RV furnace that's brand new and didn't come with an inlet nipple to fit my 3/8 flare gas line fitting. When I attempt to thread the 3/8MIP adapter into the brass elbow, it almost ...
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How to connect fire (smoke or thermal difference), gas and CO alarms wirelessly?

There're detectors for smoke and thermal differences matching the characteristics of fire, carbon monoxide (CO) as well as natural gas. For some reason only some are combined (in the room where the ...
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How can I prevent my instant on hot water heater from starving my furnace of gas?

How can I prevent my instant on hot water heater from starving my furnace of gas? Just installed a new tankless water heater. I have 1 inch gas line going to 3/4 inch gas line reduced to 5/8 gas line ...
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Dryer Fittings, Was NG, now LP, but Fitting on Back is Smaller than LP Flexpipe

I'm trying to find the right conversion for this last part. I've already converted the dryer internally, but on the back on the dryer is a male threading that measures 1/2inch across And the flexpipe ...
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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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Is rust inside a black iron natural gas pipe normal?

I was doing some repair on a tiny leak in one of my natural gas pipes, and noticed that inside the pipe was a small amount of rust. When I took the pipe off, when I turned it upside down a small ...
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Troubleshooting Gas Furnace Problems

I turned on heat at the thermostat for the first time in several months. Things worked at first with hot air coming from the vents, until a few moments later when I noticed that the thermostat panel ...
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Move a gas meter 150ft or install your own gas line?

I am DIY-ing a house in Montana where a mobile home used to exist nearby (150ft away). There is an existing NG meter (250CFH). Of course my home is much larger and needs a little over 500 CFH. This ...
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Hot water heater and gas-stove not working at the same time

So I have a gas water heater and a gas stove. I was able to cook on my stove this morning at around 8 a.m. and then I took a shower and it was not hot. I tried to light the pilot on the water heater, ...
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Can I cap off a gas line and leave it inside a closed joist space?

I am renovating my kitchen and will be switching from gas stove to induction cooktop. The gas stove is currently hooked up to a 3/4 inch iron pipe coming through the subfloor (below it is a drywalled ...
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My gas valve is inbetween two plasterboard walls how do I access it? [duplicate]

My gas valve is inbetween two plasterboard walls How should I access this valve to try to shut it off or maybe have a new valve installed? I've already cut the hole bigger to get my hand in there but ...
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Could a 90 degree gentle bend reduce btu/hr flow by 25% in a natural gas connector?

I want to connect my new gas dryer to my gas supply. The 7.3 cubic foot dryer (DLG1502) came with a ½ OD connector kit that is not compatible with my 3/8 shut-off valve. I bought a 3/8 connector ...
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When installing new natural gas plumbing system, can I include multiple capped tees for future branches?

I'm getting natural gas service installed and am plumbing in the system. Initially, the only appliance will be a gas water heater. I want to run the mainline and future-proof for new appliance ...
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Can I mix galvanized and black (iron) pipe when plumbing for new gas service?

I'm getting new gas service (Nat. Gas, M425, 1-1/4") installed. Big Box Store doesn't sell 1-1/4" black pipe (only 1"), but they do sell 1-1/4" galvanized. Can I run galvanized for ...
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1/2 Inch CSST vs 3/4 inch pipe for isolated 45 ft run from LNG Meter to 71000 total BTU stove?

Adding NG stove to existing service. Significant price difference in quotes. What risk do we take going with the smaller diameter CSST over the pipe? There will be four 90 degree turns over 45 foot ...
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Gas pipe trap nipple relative to flow direction

I know that a natural gas black pipe requires a 3-4" trap nipple below the turn when the flow in the pipe changes direction from vertical to horizontal, in order to catch possible particles ...
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Is it safe to seal a gas fireplace?

I live in an apartment which has a gas fireplace. The pilot fire is sky blue in the fireplace, but I can still smell the gas somehow. The fireplace has a glass door but it is not hermetic when the ...
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Pipe Maze: Installing Natural Gas Line to Weber Natural Gas Grill

Trying to Install my weber natural gas grill to the natural gas line that is already set up. The gas line has a 3/8 male flare connection.... and the weber grill needs a 3/8 male non-flare connection. ...
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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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From where does gas oven get combustion air?

My gas oven is only partially heating while I run my evaporative cooler. I can also smell gas when both these appliances are on. My first thought is that perhaps the combustion air intake is ...
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Gas Line? Vent Line attached to valve?

So moved into house, has gas for furnace and dryer. It seems that this is a gas line for the range, what I do not understand is the smaller pipe leaving the valve and off behind the wall. could it ...
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What is the purpose of prohibiting union coupler in concealed area?

I was reading about natural gas union coupler and left-right coupling vis a vis concealed locations. Setting aside the seemingly mixed regs around the country regarding usage/prohibition of them, in ...
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What is this screw doing on the gas pipe nipple?

What is the screw, on the gas meter nipple, for? Also, is that nipple black pipe painted grey? or not black pipe? sorry for out-of-focus image.
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What type of burner ring and gas line do I need for NG fire pit?

I'm planning an instal for a natural gas fire pit in my back yard, and trying to determine what I should be looking at for parts and sizing, as well as what i can expect as the final result. Just so ...
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Generator Power Inlet Box location

I am installing a 50 amp power inlet box to backfeed my 12000W generator (it has 50amp outlet) into the house main circuit panel (with approved interlock kit..). The inlet box is a GE T050N, that only ...
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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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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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Outdoor gas appliance quick disconnect incompatible

We're having an issue with a quick disconnect coupling for an outdoor gas grill. The owner downsized and moved to a smaller home in the same subdivision. It is a natural gas grill that was connected ...
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How to best tap into this black steel gas line

I need to add a 3/4” line into this line. I plan to swap out the 2 bushings and elbow with a tee (and a close nipple) that has one 1/2” for the existing line that goes to a dryer and the accommodate ...
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Is there a recommended size for vents in boiler cupboard doors?

I have replaced doors in my house and would like to replace a plain boiler cupboard door — standard 1981mm x 762mm (6½ft by 2½ft) door — with a 6-panel door matching the ...
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Natural gas range emits kerosene/propane burner odor

I have a natural gas range. The cooktop part seems to operate normally, with the flames blue. But recently, the oven has been emitting a smell that smells like those forced air portable propane ...
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Is it OK to extend furnace gas pipe to the other side of the house (traversal) to connect a barbeque?

I am doing some reno work and I will be opening up the ceiling above an area that would be traversed by an extension of the gas pipe if that could be used to feed a barbeque (winter time and summer ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...