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BlueBSH 11-16-2010 02:08 PM

Iron gas line
 
I have a black cast iron nat. gas line running down the length of my house which I need to extend, the end right now stops at the furnace, but I need to extend it about 4 ft past that to move my water heater... (i'm going to have a pro help with this since nat gas scares me...) but in preperation for this I was wondering what are the clearances you need around a line like this? it will have to run above a HVAC trunk line to get where its going, right now it goes about 6 inches into the space above it so part already goes there, but they have it capped off at that point... can I run this the rest of the way? it has about 2 inches of clearance right now on the bottom and right side and about 8 inches on the left side and about 1/2" clearance above...

do I need to move the HVAC trunk line some or are these clearances fine?

COLDIRON 11-16-2010 05:06 PM

Run it no clearance necessary. The pro will tell you.

kenmac 11-16-2010 06:15 PM

probably black iron (steel) never seen cast iron gas piping inside a home

NHMaster 11-17-2010 05:38 AM

What kind of licensed pro is going to be willing to "work with you" ?

Just Bill 11-17-2010 06:15 AM

Most localities do not like homeowners or other trades doing anything to gas lines, too dangerous. Doing it wrong can cost lives. Have a real licensed pro look at it.

COLDIRON 11-17-2010 06:32 AM

Don't worry about the prep work , let the pro do everything.

BlueBSH 11-17-2010 07:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NHMaster (Post 535683)
What kind of licensed pro is going to be willing to "work with you" ?

One that is related to me? :huh:

but by work with me I mean they will do that while I do something else, I am doing the copper work to move water lines while they do the more dangerous work aka moving the nat gas line

BlueBSH 11-17-2010 07:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kenmac (Post 535426)
probably black iron (steel) never seen cast iron gas piping inside a home

yeah, its steel, We always just called it iron because of how it looks :laughing:

BlueBSH 11-17-2010 07:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Just Bill (Post 535695)
Most localities do not like homeowners or other trades doing anything to gas lines, too dangerous. Doing it wrong can cost lives. Have a real licensed pro look at it.

ours doesn't, but like I said I'm having someone else do the line work, I was just going to do any prep work that would be needed for clearances around the line if any

kenmac 11-17-2010 08:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BlueBSH (Post 535722)
yeah, its steel, We always just called it iron because of how it looks :laughing:



Just don't go into supply house & ask for cast iron gas pipe to pipe your house. He/she may look at you like this:eek:

BlueBSH 11-17-2010 09:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kenmac (Post 536101)
Just don't go into supply house & ask for cast iron gas pipe to pipe your house. He/she may look at you like this:eek:

that's why I have someone else doing that part for me :laughing:

COLDIRON 11-18-2010 06:12 AM

Most supply houses I know of look at you like that no matter what you go in for.

braindead 11-18-2010 05:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by COLDIRON (Post 536238)
Most supply houses I know of look at you like that no matter what you go in for.

Most of the ones I go into look at you like this :huh: LOL

COLDIRON 11-19-2010 05:58 AM

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Originally Posted by braindead (Post 536544)
Most of the ones I go into look at you like this :huh: LOL

YEAH!!!!!!:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup: :thumbsup:


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