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  • Shouldrip leg ever be opened andrained?

    Found an unneeded 1/2-inch gas valve.
    Should I install it athend of the drip leg and place a cap on thend?

    Thank you.
    I'd take an educated guess - but I'm unqualified.
    It ain't just soot, it's paydirt.
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    Re: Shouldrip leg ever be opened andrained?

    For what purpose?
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    • #3
      Re: Shouldrip leg ever be opened andrained?

      Not knowing the situation or any thing, but I would jsut make sure the valve was caped, and call it good, (if the valve is caped, and it some how would get turned on it still should not leak), and if it is there it could be used in the future if wanted, unless there is another reason to remove it I would jsut leave it alone and caping it if it is not all ready,

      I have only worked on my own stuff, but I have never found any thing in a drip leg,
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      • #4
        Re: Shouldrip leg ever be opened andrained?

        Originally posted by NHMaster3015 View Post
        For what purpose?
        To drain any condensate.
        Years ago I removed my old gravity furnace.
        The old drip leg contained some water and particles.
        I'd take an educated guess - but I'm unqualified.
        It ain't just soot, it's paydirt.
        "I swear, wherever Gift goes, argument follows." -Youtube comment

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        • #5
          Re: Shouldrip leg ever be opened andrained?

          If it's an unused gas valve, why not just remove it and cap the line?
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            Re: Shouldrip leg ever be opened andrained?

            Originally posted by idlplumb View Post
            If it's an unused gas valve, why not just remove it and cap the line?
            Found the valve in my junk box. I had removed it from an old mobile home my fire department later practice-burned.
            Thought I'd make use of it in case the drip leg catches any condensate or particles.
            Last edited by Robert Gift; 03-21-2011, 09:23 AM.
            I'd take an educated guess - but I'm unqualified.
            It ain't just soot, it's paydirt.
            "I swear, wherever Gift goes, argument follows." -Youtube comment

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              Re: Shouldrip leg ever be opened andrained?

              Originally posted by Robert Gift View Post
              Found the valve in my junk box. I had removed it from an old mobile home my fire department later practice-burned.
              Thought I'd make use of it in case the drip leg catches any condensate or particles.

              First thing DO NOT reuse a valve that has been in a fire.They have seals that might have melted..Cap off any unused gas lines . A valved line with a cap makes it way to east for someone to come behind you and bootleg something in off that line after you leave..
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                Re: Shouldrip leg ever be opened andrained?

                Originally posted by OLD1 View Post
                First thing DO NOT reuse a valve that has been in a fire.They have seals that might have melted..Cap off any unused gas lines . A valved line with a cap makes it way to east for someone to come behind you and bootleg something in off that line after you leave..
                I parted outhe mobile home before we burned it.
                Th.is the drip leg just before our furnace and water heater. (I already ran a gas line to a gas range so no more plans unless we find a gas barbeque at a garage sale. Then I'll do it right, too.)
                I'd take an educated guess - but I'm unqualified.
                It ain't just soot, it's paydirt.
                "I swear, wherever Gift goes, argument follows." -Youtube comment

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