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  • Do you run your gas this way???

    Just wondering if some run all Black Iron to termination points or often flare copper.

    I see this often.

    J.C.
    Last edited by BobsPlumbing; 01-18-2010, 11:41 PM.

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    Re: Do you run your gas this way???

    Originally posted by JCsPlumbing View Post
    Just wondering if some run all Black Iron to termination points or often flare copper.

    I see this often.

    J.C.
    We can't use copper for natural gas out here because the odorant they add eats copper.

    Mark
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    • #3
      Re: Do you run your gas this way???

      Originally posted by ToUtahNow View Post
      We can't use copper for natural gas out here because the odorant they add eats copper.

      Mark
      Different odorant? I thought it was a universal odorant.

      Thanks.

      J.C.

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      • #4
        Re: Do you run your gas this way???

        I've only seen copper around here on the higher end houses.
        Buy cheap, buy twice.

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        • #5
          Re: Do you run your gas this way???

          Propane, yes. Natural ,no. Our sulphur content is to high.

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          • #6
            Re: Do you run your gas this way???

            Copper is allowed for natural gas in Toronto, but I like BLACK IRON for strength and great history w.r.t. performance.

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            • #7
              Re: Do you run your gas this way???

              We were allowed to use copper until sometime in the late 60s/early 70s I believe. I recall one remodel I did of a home in Sherman Oaks which actually had hard copper gas lines and fittings in the slab. The home had a flat roof and I had to replace the entire gas system which required a soffit or two.

              Mark
              "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

              I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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              • #8
                Re: Do you run your gas this way???

                Originally posted by ToUtahNow View Post
                We can't use copper for natural gas out here because the odorant they add eats copper.

                Mark
                Whoa,
                We discussed this twice before and I thought because I had a tract a few miles away with copper soldered below slab and in the wall...We could.

                For the record J.C. asked me about this and I failed misserably
                I pused out of twenty questions on 1/2" copper medium pressure to 1/2X3/8 tee to regulator at appliance.
                Sounded too far out of my state to be any help on a keyboard,Phone maybe.

                Sorry J.C.

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                • #9
                  Re: Do you run your gas this way???

                  When I first started in HVAC I spent a ton of time driving around Beverly Hills changing all of the copper pilot tubing to aluminum tubing. Back then SoCal Gas had a service division too but they were over-booked.

                  Mark
                  "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

                  I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Do you run your gas this way???

                    Originally posted by ToUtahNow View Post
                    We were allowed to use copper until sometime in the late 60s/early 70s I believe. I recall one remodel I did of a home in Sherman Oaks which actually had hard copper gas lines and fittings in the slab. The home had a flat roof and I had to replace the entire gas system which required a soffit or two.

                    Mark
                    This tract was built in the seventies.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Do you run your gas this way???

                      You just wait 'til people start getting comfortable (or maybe lazy) with gas pressing. I think it will spread MUCH faster than any of the water pressing.

                      Just wait.

                      J.C.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Do you run your gas this way???

                        Speaking of gas lines, was anyone here working on that Maryland remodel that had a gas explosion yesterday?

                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yBMh_4b1JQ

                        Mark
                        "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

                        I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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                        • #13
                          Re: Do you run your gas this way???

                          Hope noone got hurt. Wonder if they were called for the gas leak? (I know, a dumb question.)

                          J.C.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Do you run your gas this way???

                            Eight firefighter and a gas company employee were injured but they evacuated all 45-people first.

                            Mark
                            "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

                            I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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                            • #15
                              Re: Do you run your gas this way???

                              Originally posted by drtyhands View Post
                              Whoa,
                              We discussed this twice before and I thought because I had a tract a few miles away with copper soldered below slab and in the wall...We could.

                              For the record J.C. asked me about this and I failed misserably
                              I pused out of twenty questions on 1/2" copper medium pressure to 1/2X3/8 tee to regulator at appliance.
                              Sounded too far out of my state to be any help on a keyboard,Phone maybe.

                              Sorry J.C.
                              Wow! Talk about Mr. Moderator playing favorites! How come I get banned for being "mean" and you don't get edited for having a potty mouth
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