sediment trap for gas

Old 11-12-07, 07:46 AM
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sediment trap for gas

I am piping from a 1" gas main to a manifold, then running 1/2" flex line to 3 appliances ,water heater ,kit stove ,heat stove .
Is it necessary to have a sediment trap?
Is it beneficial to have a sediment trap?
Do some appliances require it and not others, I have always seen it in water heater gas hookups
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Old 11-12-07, 08:38 AM
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Unhappy Sediment trap

I don't think you will like my answer, where I work [NE] most gas appliances require a sediment trap [drip leg] at the point of connection. The part that you will hate is these requirments vary all over the US, you have to find out what they require where you live,sorry.
Old 11-12-07, 04:42 PM
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It's a local code thing. As far as beneficial, it's a code requirement so it has to be beneficial

Your right, some appliances do require it and some don't.

Just call the local building department and ask a couple of questions. Not a big deal and you'll feel better knowing everything was done right.

Good luck with your project, more questions, ask in this thread and someone will answer you.

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