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Old 07-14-2011, 02:03 PM   #1
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I have a 40 odd foot iron gas line running through my basement, which is held up by nothing but what looks like steel wire? attached to nails....

I know this can be done better! is there any type of hangers or clips you could use to attach this to the joists?

Are there metals to stay away from? I know some metals when together react overtime and corrode.

what's best to do in this situation?

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If it isn't broken why fix it. As long as there are enough hangers it will be fine.

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If it isn't broken why fix it. As long as there are enough hangers it will be fine.

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doing a renovation of the basement, might as well fix it now

and I dont think 6 tie up places for a 40 ft line is enough
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The hanger depends on the location in relation to the joists. Metal strapping is cheap. There are some very high end clamp styles available as well.
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My code states that your type of pipe, which I assume is less than 6" in diameter, needs to be supported every every 2.5m (~ 8'). Therefore 6 supports over 40' sounds sufficient. As for the hangers themselves I use 2 hole clamps like the large one in this pic,

HD around doesn't have them, and when my plumbing suppliers don't have them, I usually find them at an electrical supply house. Just measure the OD (outside diameter) of the pipe, ie - 1" pipe is actually 1.315" OD, then ask for 1.5" clamp. You'll want stainless steel or aluminum clamps for your black iron pipe.

One final note for the future. I'm not 100% certain of the requirements in your area, but around here you need to tag all gas pipe with yellow tape every 6'. I use either yellow electrician's tape or yellow dust tape. Just in case someone else uncovers it and wonders what it might be. You could also buy, through a plumbing supply house, stickers like this

that would also have to mounted every 6'. It's more expensive though.
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