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Old 11-16-2010, 02:08 PM   #1
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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?

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

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Old 11-16-2010, 06:15 PM   #3
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probably black iron (steel) never seen cast iron gas piping inside a home
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What kind of licensed pro is going to be willing to "work with you" ?
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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.
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Don't worry about the prep work , let the pro do everything.
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Old 11-17-2010, 07:09 AM   #7
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What kind of licensed pro is going to be willing to "work with you" ?
One that is related to me?

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


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
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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
that's why I have someone else doing that part for me
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Old 11-18-2010, 06:12 AM   #12
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Most supply houses I know of look at you like that no matter what you go in for.
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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 LOL
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Most of the ones I go into look at you like this LOL
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