Originally Posted by beenthere
Most of our old cast iron gas lines under teh street have been replaced.
well after speaking with a neighbor about my issue he offered some valuable information about the gas lines in that run down the street are the orange plastic/ polypropylene or whatever material the orange lines are made of(per: my neighbor old man lived here for 65 yrs). and they are the original gas lines that have been in the ground for 18 yrs since the ng came to the neighborhood. per: my neighbor the lines are 5' in the ground.
And the only thing that is steel(metal of any sort) in the application is where the gas-co.s do the taps which are typically made of brass(per: neighbor again) and the uprisors( which he wasnt sure what metal was used during installof the risors per: neighbor again; the pipes that come from 5 ft in the ground to the input side of the meter) and then the joints at the top of the meter on gas-co. side of the meter!
Now on my side of the meter all parts are 100% new black iron!
So i am looking for a suggestive possibility to where all the crap came form! if original lines are plastic/polypropolyne or whatever they are they dont rust, and brass taps which dont rust either where else could the crap of came form?
Now does the meter not have filters in it at all? If the meter had filters in it then how could any crap from gas co.s side of the meter be getting to my system? The parts on gas co.s side of the meter are rusted and aged very very badly actually in my opinion at an unsafe point, if the uprisor and joints to connect to the meter where done in say galvanized then if there parts are rusting internally could i be getting rust from these parts into my unit even through a filter maybe installed in the meter? Again this is a freshly remanufactured meter not a worn out rusted up 30 yr old pos. meter?
Now I did go out today and purchase the parts to build and install the "drip 't' " and i will get this installed in the morning before heading to town to try to exchange the gas valve( i have reserved cash form x-mas funds from kids and grandkid to make sure this gets replaced regardless of exchange or replacement) per: some suggestions that this much crap in my gas valve filter could of also allowed some of the micro fibered crap to of gotten into the gas valve and also be causing some of my problems!
So i hope to be able to photograph and post the finished product tomarrrow for critisism, just to see how I done in buildig and installing my first "drip t" Keep you posted!
But seriously i just dont understand or comprehend the consept nor can anyone else around here on this end comprehend how this much crap is in a newly remanufactured meter, .5 psi brand new gas line, and brand new gas valve!
My neighbor a very wise old man has led me to believe that when gas-co.s installed the gas lines he is confident that uprisors are the problem, and if they arent then the joints at the meter on gas-co.s side is to blame!
He was here when they brought electricity into this town, he was here when they brought city water, and even brought in city sewer notto long ago, he never coul dunderstand how this community got gas lines even before the town got sewer lines since sewer lines were not installed till not to long ago!
Again sorry so long but i really wanted to have a chance to calm down( hard to do after tonights survivor) and try to get the concept or understanding of all this with a more rational thawed out brain capable of thinking of how or what! Typing all this was easy to do with my brain thawed out thanks to a couple of them 20.00 heaters suggested earlier in this thread! and grandbaby is fast asleep warm and toasty in his room!