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Old 09-08-2012, 06:41 PM   #1
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After 8 years of BBQing on a crappy little propane BBQ, I noticed today that there is an existing gas line from the house, ready to go! It looks a little rusty.

How can I test to be sure it works and is safe before I go out and buy a gas BBQ?

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Old 09-08-2012, 06:48 PM   #2
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Post a picture.
It's most likly rusty because it's suppost to be black iron pipe. Someone just never painted it to prevent the rust.
Is there a shut off valve on it?

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Why buy another BBQ when you can just convert your existing propane to NG. All you need is new orifices and a regulator.
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Dig it up and look----it takes a long time to ruin black iron---

Replacing the line is well within the scope of a person with common sense and reasonable mechanical skills---
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Try posting some pics. Rust is pretty normal for black iron outdoor gas lines, even when painted. Most gas lines aren't painted well; no primer, just a few quick shots of tremclad, etc. If you want gas lines to really last, use epoxy. I try to primer and use multiple coats where ever possible when I install.

If it's an underground gas line like another poster suggested, I wouldn't use it. Black iron pipe cannot be buried unless coated properly, and paint is not a proper coating. If properly coated, you wouldn't see the pipe, just the coating, which would be a specific type of tape or mastic.

Also, another poster suggested converting, but you described your grill as not being in the greatest condition. I would invest in a new grill, already converted. They are usually $25-50 more than a propane grill, but would save you the hassle of changing the orifices and regulator, or paying someone to do it for you.
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is the line capped,is there a shut off inside the basement controlling the line...outside is paintable if it isn't capped bugs and things like the gas odor the seasons weather over 8 yrs....if capped your good on the run out
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If line is capped and not leaking and valve nearest gas main is open, your pipe is OK. I'd wager that if you hire pro to check it, first thing he'll do if capped, after visual inspection is just open valve and check for leaks. maybe with sensor maybe with soap.

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