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Old 09-30-2015, 09:04 PM   #1
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How to disconnect gas t connection


Hi all,

I am newb trying to replace DIY a gas control part for water heater that Rhreem sent me but having issue disconnecting the gas pipe.

Looking at videos online, seems simple enough, usually there is a clear connection screw/nut I can turn to take apart the T connection.l going to the gas control. However, in this case there is only the part that has the shut on/off valve that i can get a wrench on and Im not sure that is meant to be turned to unscrew since that is connected to the copper pipe.

I called around and getting quoted 300 dollars to do this, so Id like to do it myself if possible.

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As John Lee Hooker once said, Boom, boom, boom, boom. if you attempt this, you are a .....person with no common sense.
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Doh, my attachment I added on my Iphone didn't get posted.

Yes, I'm leaning on calling the pro in anyhow...
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Where do you live where copper pipe is used for natural gas?
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The control valve has three 'pipes' --one is the black 1/2" gas line---
One is the 1/4" pilot light feed tube
the third one is a thin copper thing that is the thermo couple---

A picture would help.

Google the service manual for that unit---a drawing will be part of that and will show you what is what.
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A picture would help.

If there is no union after the gas shut off for water heater (there should be) you may have to turn main gas line off and break the pipe free from the closest union. Just a suggestion.
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A picture would help.

If there is no union after the gas shut off for water heater (there should be) you may have to turn main gas line off and break the pipe free from the closest union. Just a suggestion.
Is the supply line smooth pipe or does it have a crinkly, corrugated flex gas line? If so, is the manual gas shut off before the corrugated flex or after the flex line?
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