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Old 09-21-2009, 01:00 PM   #1
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How close can a potlight be to natural gas pipe?


I wasn't able to find anything regarding this subject anywhere and Atco is closed until Monday(Doubt a customer service rep would have a clue)

In my basement hallway ceiling is an ugly iron gas pipe(1 1/2" I think) hanging about 1/4" below the drywall. I have a 3" 50W potlight that I was planning on putting up

Would it be fine to place a potlight 1 1/2"'s away from the gas pipe without any problems or dangers?

The hallway celing has the rectange duct trunk running down the middle with drywall butted against it on both sides. Left side has 9 1/2" of drywall the the right has 13 1/2". As it is a 6' person's head will have about 1" of clearance under the duct if they walk down the middle of the hall(I have no idea what the HVAC guy was thinking)

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It's Monday. What did they say?

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There is no problem at all with this.
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It's Monday. What did they say?

Gas company said to contact a mechanical engineer who does gas lines. Pot light maker says to contact gas company
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This link
http://www.tcforensic.com.au/docs/article10.html
has the ignition temp. of NG.

Your "digital probe" will tell the temp. of the pipe or the can light housing.

no burn ever at 42C(108F)
burned in 30 sec at 54C(129F)
5 sec at 60C(140F)
1 sec at 71C(160F)

"The glass bulb of a general service lamp can reach temperatures between 200 and 260 degrees Celsius (400 to 550 degrees Fahrenheit)."

Seems like you can have your gas pipe touching the bulb.

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