Gas line question

Old 10-04-05, 04:12 PM
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Gas line question

Hello all I have been reading the forums here for a while and have used the advise many times. Now I have a question. I am installing a gas fireplace on the first floor of my home. I need to t off a gas line around 15 ft away. I am confident of my plumbing abilities, installing the T running the new black pipe, etc.
My question is there are no unions around the pipe I need to branch off. Is it safe to cut the existing black pipe - after shutting off the gas and making sure all gas is expelled? I don't see another other 'convenient' way.
Old 10-04-05, 05:11 PM
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well i know it has been done as long as your sure all gas is out. but the best way to do it is to go get a tubing cutter its hand held and no power to use or worry about . better to be safe then sorry
Old 10-04-05, 06:13 PM
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You could use a hacksaw. I have never had a problem with that. The one thing I would check is the pipe sizing. You do not want to "starve" another appliance by under feeding gas. Thats even more dangerous. Good luck with your project.
Old 10-05-05, 04:47 PM
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Thanks for the quick responses!


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