LP gas line connection.


Old 11-03-13, 09:38 AM
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LP gas line connection.

Hello and good day.
My boiler is old and the exhaust pipe exits the the north side of the house from the basement into a small cove where the garage is attached to the house.
Ice forms there in the winter because of the exhaust flow from the boiler into the outside cove.
I would like to install a newer boiler in a different part of the basement
(on the west wall) where there is no outside cove to inhibit exhaust dispersion.
The LP gas line enters the west side also, and would be very convenient
to connect to the new boiler. The Gas line is 3/4 inch black pipe.
What is the most efficient way to "T" into that steel pipe where it enters the west side basement wall, so that I could connect a new boiler on the west wall.

Or would a newer high efficient boiler be okay to exhaust into north side cove.

Thanks for your time.
Old 11-03-13, 11:11 AM
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To tee into the gas line, find a union and disassemble the line as required (shut off the gas at the tank first). If no union, cut the pipe. Either way, you'll need some new nipples and possibly have to thread some pipe.

Venting the boiler either the way you are now or the way you propose is not acceptable, at least the way I visualize it.

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