no gas pressure

Reply

  #1  
Old 08-10-09, 07:51 PM
F
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: nevada
Posts: 3
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
no gas pressure

tried to light my water heater , no gas pressure.
what happened is i changed the shut off valve @ the water heater and in doing so i had to shut the gas off at the meter .
now i get no gas pressure.
thanks for any advice......
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 08-10-09, 07:59 PM
ray2047's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 33,597
Received 13 Votes on 11 Posts
Do you have gas anywhere else?
 
  #3  
Old 08-11-09, 06:44 AM
Sharp Advice's Avatar
Admin Emeritus
Join Date: Feb 1998
Location: The Shake and Bake State USA
Posts: 10,440
Received 5 Votes on 4 Posts
Hello fnbilly. Welcome into my Gas Appliances topic.

Ray asked a valid question.

I'm asking one also. We both need to know.

Question: Is the gas back on at the meter???
Not mentioned in your initial post....

Is the new gas valve turned ON?

If yes to both questions above. Gas turned back on at meter and at the new valve, then it is possible gas is passing through the line and through to the pilot assembly.

That requires some time for the pilot to light. Holding gas control valve in the light position and waiting for gas to arrive is called "Bleeding" the line(s).

Gas likely coming to through. Hold red button on water heater control down and wait. Gas will arrive at pilot assemble if gas is on at meter and new isolation valve.

BTW:
When you turned gas off at meter, you also cut off gas to every other gas appliance (if there are any other gas appliances) in the home.... It's was not gas pressure that was effected when meter turned off. Only gas supply.
 
  #4  
Old 09-07-09, 01:47 PM
SeattlePioneer's Avatar
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Seattle, Wa
Posts: 5,503
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
It could also be an earthquake valve that was tripped, shutting off the gas. They can be quite sensitive and it might have tripped while shutting off the gas.
 
  #5  
Old 09-08-09, 06:41 AM
5
Member
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: CA
Posts: 2,041
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Was it the water shut off valve, or gas shut off valve that you replaced? If the latter, then it may take several minutes of holding down the red pilot button, before that entire pipe refills with gas.
 
Reply
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: