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Old 06-15-2011, 12:38 AM   #16
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We simply said no to JB weld


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Old 06-15-2011, 05:00 PM   #17
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You should never use JBweld for anything to do with natural gas or propane. Use the proper fittings and pipe when replacing or repairing natural gas/propane work.
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:48 PM   #18
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the super easy way of doing it is to do it with the right materials the right way. just think if you did it your way then came home one day and smelled gas. now you have to call a plumber on overtime and pay through the nose. much cheaper and safer in the long run to do it right the first time. is there an elbow or fitting close to something where you could take some of it apart and install your tee there? i worked with a guy that broke a spark plug off in his engine, then used a hole saw to get the plug out and used jb weld to stick something in the hole he could screw a sparkplug into. it almost worked. i did find that they make a saddle for what you want to do but i would do more research before using it. check and see if the local gas company or building dept approves of such fittings. but to use this you have to drill a hole in the pipe and shaving would get in the pipe and that wouldnt be good for you gas appliances. these fittings are designed to be used with a special drilling jig.

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I live in Houston, Texas area.....please tell me you don't live any where close
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Old 06-15-2011, 09:52 PM   #20
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When I bought my house I demo'd a few crappy walls in the basement and found an 'interesting' junction where they tied the new boiler in to the gas line (17 yrs ago or more). I wish I had a pic, it reminds me of what you're describing. I paid to have it redone from the meter in. Now instead of switchbacks, tees, and valves spanning 20' of pipe, I have 8' in the basement, I know it's sized right, I know the valves function, and I don't worry about bad things (boom!) happening. WELL WORTH every penny.


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