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Old 02-27-2018, 11:38 AM   #1
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Drip Legs

Drip legs were far more important 25 years ago before modern gas refining processes were implemented, now most natural gas is relatively "clean", but it's not like it is all that much more expensive or time consuming to install them.
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Old 02-27-2018, 11:46 AM   #2
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Ayuh,..... 'n every propane supplier will tell ya it's impossible to have water in it too,....

But I know better,.....
'n if it were True, why do they always have an alcohol injector, 'n a jug of ethanol hangin' 'round their shop or on their truck,....

I always put a drip-leg in, myself,....
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Just installed a Generac 22k generator and it has a built in drip leg. The only problem is that it is inaccessible unless you take panels off. Duh. So I instaled one where the propane enters. Overkill? Probably. Convenient? Sure.
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Probably more likely to catch loose debris coming from inside the iron pipe. From either the mfg process or thread cutting.
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Our code requires them, with a few exceptions, so we don't have a choice.

You'll often find cutting oil and miscellaneous things in them after several years. Once in a while you'll find various condensate products, including water, but it's not really common these days.

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Old 03-01-2018, 08:16 AM   #6
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Always have used them, one they are required and it's a good place to do a gas test and do a quick air purge for startup.
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