DesertHawk· Problem Solver
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I need to tap into the existing natural gas line under my house in the crawlspace to power a tankless water heater. The problem, of course, is I have a fireplace and a range that are downstream from the point at which I need to tap in. It's impractical to unscrew every single fitting after the tap in point because one rises through the fireplace's firebox, and the other through a wall. I'd like to avoid tearing up stuff just to unscrew and reattach all the fittings. The alternative is to cut one of the lengths of pipe feeding both appliances and use a union, but that wouldn't be to code. So what's the correct solution? Should I just rip off the band-aid now, cut the wall open and redo everything?