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Old 01-27-2017, 11:58 PM   #1
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Installing gas line for BBQ


In my front yard, there is a pipe protruding from the house wall about 1" with a cap screwed on to it. I'm not sure what it is, but I'm guessing gas, because it's right next to a small brick layout on the ground, which seems like a natural spot for a BBQ grill. The pipe is slightly rusted, but I think it's galvanized. There is no valve.
My plan is to shut off the gas at the main valve where it enters the house. Then remove the cap and turn the gas back on slowly to smell if that's what it is. Assuming it is gas, I'll add a shutoff valve, a reducer, and a quick-connect valve to hookup a BBQ grill.
Does this sound like a good plan?
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Ayuh,..... I'd guess a 1" pipe is water,....

Gas lines, especially for a BBQ would be somewhat smaller,...

Donno,....
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In my front yard, there is a pipe protruding from the house wall about 1" with a cap screwed on to it. I'm not sure what it is, but I'm guessing gas, because it's right next to a small brick layout on the ground, which seems like a natural spot for a BBQ grill. The pipe is slightly rusted, but I think it's galvanized. There is no valve.
My plan is to shut off the gas at the main valve where it enters the house. Then remove the cap and turn the gas back on slowly to smell if that's what it is. Assuming it is gas, I'll add a shutoff valve, a reducer, and a quick-connect valve to hookup a BBQ grill.
Does this sound like a good plan?
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Playing the odds, being it's in the front yard I have my doubts about it being for a BBQ grill since they're most often in the back yard. And if you only close the gas supply and it happens to be water you may get real wet.
Proceed with caution.
There is another way it could be checked for gas or water without removing the cap but I won't suggest that here.
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Also turn off the water.
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It could be anything: gas, water, somebodies homemade electrical conduit, a tie-up for the dog. If you have a basement, what's at the inside of the foundation wall. Be it gas or water, it's gotta come from somewhere. I agree that it seems unusual for a bbq hookup to be in the front yard and that 1" is a lot for a single appliance line.
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It does sound a bit on the large side. However, if you have low pressure supply, and the previous owner had a very large appliance, it's possible.

I agree with those above.

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QUOTE: a pipe protruding from the house wall about 1" .
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Plenty easy to misinterpret as a 1" line.
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QUOTE: a pipe protruding from the house wall about 1" .
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Plenty easy to misinterpret as a 1" line.
Yup, and that's exactly what I did.
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Yup, and that's exactly what I did.
Yup....... Lol

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