Tapping into a natural gas black pipe line

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & ' started by jar546, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. jar546

    jar546 In the Trades

    Messages:
    432
    Location:
    USA
    You gotta love some homeowners: Low pressure water line to run a gas appliance by feeding natural gas to a propane unit. Love how they run the low pressure plastic line near the base of the hot water heater burn chamber.

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Messages:
    15,038
    Location:
    Bothell, Washington
    That is pretty freaky.

    I saw a television show on some of the HD channels the other night that showed industrial gas explosions.
    One was a recent incident in Tacoma that I felt as I was eating lunch in a restaurant about a mile away from the explosion. The lights flickered and the ground shook. My first thought was an earthquake.
    A large propane tank had gone off,
    The driver of the tanker died from burns and several others were seriously injured.

    Video here

    Story here
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2008
  3. nhmaster

    nhmaster Master Plumber

    Messages:
    3,189
    Location:
    S. Maine
    And you guys all laugh at my duc tape helmet. Well who's laughing now? :D
  4. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    Messages:
    8,997
    Location:
    San Diego
    next:

    http://www.ramonasentinel.com/

    Just happend on last Thursday. They have identified the dead man, but have not established why he was in the house. May have been stealing copper. Or maybe installing a new gas appliance@!

    Note that the garage door is some 30 feet down the driveway near the street. All the windows on both floors blown out, even before the fire destroyed the house totally.

    Attached Files:

    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 5, 2008
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Messages:
    26,677
    Location:
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    helmet

    You might want to make your helmet out of aluminum reflective tape.
  6. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

    Messages:
    7,450
    Location:
    Connecticut
    I'm wondering if they make Kevlar reinforced duct tape...
    A few more of these DIYer gas threads should put NH Master over the top...
  7. nhmaster

    nhmaster Master Plumber

    Messages:
    3,189
    Location:
    S. Maine
    No, I kinda like the alien voices. They keep me company.
  8. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Messages:
    26,677
    Location:
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    gas line

    Once you see it, you are almost obligated to terminate it or contact the gas company so they can inspect it.
Similar Threads: Tapping natural
Forum Title Date
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Tapping into PEX in crawl space - questions about freezing Jul 3, 2014
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Ticking/tapping noise PEX baseboard lines Mar 14, 2014
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & Tapping Threads in exisiting Risers with Pipe In Place Nov 14, 2013
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & tapping into buried 2" drain line Jan 11, 2013
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & drain tapping noise Mar 18, 2012

Share This Page