Splitting/Extending Flexible Gas Line

Old 10-30-14, 11:44 AM
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Wink Splitting/Extending Flexible Gas Line

Hey everyone! First time poster here so let me know if I've left out any important info.

I have an existing, flexible metal gas line on the surface of my patio, currently it's connected to my gas grill (which I love) but I want to T off of that line and run it to my gas forge. I use this for melting old tools or scrap in a crucible that I then remold into more useful products.

Using propane tanks is very expensive to do this, so I want to install a more permanent fuel supply to my forge.

It seems straight forward, but nothing in life ever is.

Is it possible to just turn off the gas to the house, cut the flexible line, insert a T, seal them with compound, then run the additional line and be done with it, or am I missing something? Any suggestions on good brands?

Thanks for any help!
Old 10-30-14, 12:06 PM
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Several questions come to mind:

1. Is the gas to the grill natural or LP?

2. If natural, can your forge be converted to use natural?

3. Is the forge also on the patio?

4. Is the gas line large enough to carry enough gas for the forge? (I doubt it.)

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