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Re: Gas pipe soddering

Posted By: Nino
Sunday, 31 December 2000, at 9:18 a.m.

In Response To: Gas pipe soddering (Dan Jourdan)

There are NO soldered gas lines in a house!!! Don't even THINK about putting a torch near a gas line!!! You'll get a lot "hotter" than you bargained for. Look closely at your water heater for threaded black pipe that goes to your water heater's regulator (usually mounted near the bottom of the water heater). That's your gas line. There's a possibility that it could be copper with compression fittings on the ends (as Matt said). Again, look at the line going to the regulator as it would be the gas line. If, by some chance, you DO have a soldered copper gas connection, by no means keep it that way. Remove all the copper and convert it to threaded black pipe. If your not sure, by all means, BRING SOMEBODY IN! This is very dangerous and not worth the couple of bucks saved.

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