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Old 07-30-2012, 08:07 PM   #1
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Photo show gas line connecting to water heater.

What material is this connecting gas line?

What is this green stuff at the joint into the base of water heater.

(Yes, I will request gas company to come out and check before turn on this gas line).
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:30 PM   #2
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The green stuff is pipe dope. The gold colored nut is just the attachment fitting of the flex line. Why, are you having problems with your service, that they shut you off for a leak somewhere in the house?
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the flex connector is stainless steel with brass connectors.....installed with pipe dope.....that connector to heater is wrong....no dirt leg
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It is probably back a ways along that horizontal black iron on the left.
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It is probably back a ways along that horizontal black iron on the left.
wishful thinking...should be in front of valve to clean out and ck....what you think
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Depends on code. Some areas require that it is flex from the black iron to the appliance, with the drip leg back at the pipe a ways if required. That is just my .02.

You are second guessing that it isn't there, due to not seeing it in the pic, but for all we know, it is back at the end of that pipe, so I am not putting any more thought than should and leaving it as is.

Really, it is not our opinion to question why in posts like this, just state an opinion and let the OP decide if they are coming back for further questions, or making it a one post wonder.
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are you talking about the stain behind the connector? It is on the surface of the tank, not part of the connecting pipe.

The stain is not from the horizontal black steel pipe, nor from the stainless steel flexible pipe.

Remove and replace this 40 gallon 40000 BTU/hr gas water heater with 40 gallon 4500W electric water heater + timer. I was told electric water heater takes a long time to heat up, correct?

I need to remove this flexible pipe at the valve and cap this at the end of black steel pipe. The brass nut flat surface is 1 inch. What is this stainless steel pipe size and what size should I get the end cap?

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