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Old 03-21-2012, 05:13 AM   #1
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Purging gas line

I just installed all new gas lines. I spoke with the inspector yesterday, and he told me just put a gauge on it and make sure it holds 5-10 psi for 10 minutes.

The pipes I bought are kinda dirty, and I used a lot of pipe dope. (when I say pipe dope, I mean specifically a can labeled for use with LP gas)

So, I'm just asking about the purging process. Should I remove the caps on the drip legs and provide continuous compressed air for a while, or is there a specific procedure you guys use to purge any crap/extra dope out of the system?

I'm convinced I got probably a small amount of dope into some of the fittings/t's because I went a little crazy with it.

-- Joe


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Old 03-21-2012, 05:23 AM   #2
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Purging gas line

purge the pipes by attaching a vacuum pump to the lines and removing any contaminants


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