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Old 08-23-2009, 08:42 AM   #1
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Capping a gas line

Hi all,
I am redoing my gas fireplace, I need to disconnect my LP gas logs for a month or two, I have a turn key near the fireplace that shuts the gas off,I do not think that is enough or maybe it is? Thinking I should cap the line that went to the gas logs.Yes/No? If yes what is that cap called and where do I get it? Thanks in advance.


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Old 08-23-2009, 08:47 AM   #2
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turn the key, wait a few minutes then smell. if no gas is present, it's doing it's job.
also, look for valves further down the line. cut off as many as possible.
if there are threads at the open end, find matching cap and use appropriate teflon type tape and seal the open end too.
you absolutely want 0% gas coming out.



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Old 08-24-2009, 09:02 AM   #3
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just at th turn key shut off disconnect the fireplace side of the valve,and cap that fitting or plug the valve HD has it all
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There should be a flaired fitting that attaches the gas logs to the gas line. Probably uses a 3/8" flair plug. Shut off the floor/wall valve and cap the pipe and you should be ok.
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