|Posted by Bud...Suncoast Plumbing on November 10, 2001 at 19:05:15:|
|In response to Re: Shortening natural gas line|
Not all plumbers do gas work. Find one that does and has the insuance rider know as(Explosion and collapse Insurance).
What you want to do is very easily accomplished with a line stopper that is inserted into the pipe that you wish to cut off and rethread.
Simply screw on a full port ball valve when the pipe has been modified and remove the line stopper, shut the valve and you'll be good to go.
Lots of luck.....Bud.
: I had a plumber come and look at it and his conclusion was that only we can shorten the pipe is to get access to my neighbors space and find the joint. If the joint is in the service cooridor then the pipe cannot be removed since we have no way of getting to the joint. I should also mention that he says that there is only one gas cutoff for the whole building so we are going to have to work with the gas on (building will not turn it off)
: My questions are:
: Is it possible that a 1960's 25 story building would have only one gas cutoff for the building?
: Is there anyway to cut a line with gas in it?
: Sorry for the long post but I am out of options presently.
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