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  1. Appliances
    Does anyone have Samsung natural gas fittings? I received a second-hand Samsung Gas dryer, model DV50F9A6GVW, that had been converted to liquid propane. However, my home is natural gas. Samsung does not sell the re-conversion kit, only the whole burner assembly, which runs about $150. I have...
  2. Plumbing
    Hello, I would like to add a natural gas firepit to my backyard. I have designed the physical pit itself, which will be made out of concrete building blocks. I started researching the natural gas component and could not believe the complexity and cost. My backyard currently has two natural...
  3. Plumbing
    First, some pictures: My house is 3 years old. It appears that the pipe used for the natural gas line from the meter into the house was not coated or treated in any way, and it has rusted quite a bit on the surface. This is visible from the street (meter is on the side of the house...
  4. HVAC
    Have a second floor unit (725 sq ft) in a 3 story building. It's about 20 feet up to the roof where my flue winds up. I have a very old gravity wall furnace (natural gas) which gave out a few weeks ago. Tried to fix, but dead. Want to keep using the natural gas. Mini split install is out of my...
  5. Plumbing
    ...except when they're not! I installed a new tankless natural-gas waterheater on a time-crunch, which means I didn't get to do it "right." It works, but I need to take care of a couple of important things, and I could use some advice. First, the vital statistics. The new water heater is...
  6. HVAC
    Residential 2psi natural gas service. Gas comes into a manifold where the line regulator dumbs it down to 9 inches wc before going out to the furnace and hot water heater (only gas appliances). Recently noticed that when nothing is calling for gas, the post-regulator pressure creeps up over...
  7. Plumbing
    I bought a Japanese natural gas space heater. It has a strange looking connector in the back so I am not sure how to connect it to US gas connectors (see picture) I like to use a brasscraft kind of yellow flex connector to connect this heater to to my natural gas supply line coming to my...
  8. Plumbing
    I've already read a few older threads here, but none seemed to address my issues exactly. I am gut-renovating my house, including the replacement/rerouting of every wire, pipe, tube, vent, and drain. I am trying to decide on the gas piping material I will use. My personal preference is to...
  9. Plumbing
    I am installing a 400,000 BTU water heater for swimming pool. Need to run a natural gas line about 20 ft from my water heater. I'm working with town to get permit and have plumbing make the connection to the water heater after I have installed the line. I'm planning to a simple straight 20'...
  10. General DIY Discussions
    I'm looking to connect a NG BBQ I just bought. My house already has the gas line for it. However, when I try to connect the gas line from the BBQ, it doesn't quite fit in. It's a close fit but I don't know what it won't "snap" in. Please see the pics below:
  11. Electrical
    My house has corrugated stainless steel tubing (csst) for the natural gas system, and csst seems to have some vulnerability to lightning strikes. Specifically, a lightning strike can occur *near* your home (not on your home) and “energize” the underground natural gas system. The electricity...
  12. HVAC
    I just purchased a split level duplex that was built in the early 1900s that I am using as a rental. It was heated by a natural gas hot water furnace. However, when the water heater went out the previous owner decided to convert the house to electric baseboard heat. In Northern Minnesota this...
  13. HVAC
    I recently did a complete overhaul of my natural gas distribution system. This is always a subject that generates discussion – should a DIYer try it or not? My conclusion is that if you are willing to do quite a bit of advance research (including reading up on code requirements), put an equal...
  14. HVAC
    So, I saw a picture of this boiler in an old building for sale in my local community. To the best of my knowledge, it heats the entire upper two floors (on a potentially 10,000 sq. foot building). I know the upper residential area has not been occupied since the mid 1950's. What do you guys...
  15. HVAC
    This is a natural gas heater , it is small it's 26" high, by 24 wide by 12" deep. I would like to know the brand and the BTU's of it. I'm hoping it will heat a 2 car garage. It has a unitrol 110 meter on it. Any information at all would be nice. Thanks a lot. Jon Hope my pictures come up.
  16. Plumbing
    Just installed a new Rheem powervent water heater (40 gallon) and my wife smelled gas in the basement a week later. I checked the gas lines with soap and water and didn't find any leaks, but I put my nose by the gas valve on the water heater itself and I can smell gas. The gas company verified...
  17. Plumbing
    Hello all, I recently bought a house and relocated a gas dryer from the first floor to the basement. I brought back all the pipping to the point of where it looked like it used to be (an old style shutoff valve is right there). I reused the old gas flex line (corrugated stainless) too (is that...
  18. HVAC
    Hello, I'm new on this forum and I seek some help for my brick chimney that is kinda damaged (see the pics below), to say the least. https://picasaweb.google.com/111799694316875428534/October82011#5661247132068738930...
  19. HVAC
    I have this heater hung in my garage, plenty of clearance and 6 feet of vent stack. The unit frequently "cycles out", meaning I have to climb up and push the reset button, then it operates fine for a few days and it happens again. Thank you. John
  20. Remodeling
    I have an old brick fireplace (wood burning). I would like to have a glass fire pit look in my fireplace. I have a NG line on the back side of the fireplace (in garage to the water heater) so I could drill a hole through the brick and run a gas line through there. Would the natural ventilation...
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