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Old 10-12-08, 06:32 AM
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Gas lines

Can regular plumbers puddy be used when onnecting natural gas lines or must it be yellow teflon tape.
 
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Old 10-12-08, 09:19 AM
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You would never use plumbers putty,

Yellow gas tape or pipe thread compound approved for natural gas is what is used. Read the can to see if it is approved
 
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Old 10-12-08, 11:09 AM
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Plumber's putty has one main use which is to seal drain flanges to the sink itself and/or similar circumstances.It is never used to seal any threaded connection of any kind gas or otherwise.

People get this product confused all the time.

As stated use gas approved products tape or sealant for gas connections.
 
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Old 10-12-08, 12:31 PM
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Could this be the reason for Amelias Law?

In NH, we just had to license all our professionals because someone somewhere, that was not a professional, did their own gas piping, blew up the house and killed little Amelia.

Gas piping is very dangerous and if you don't know exactly what you are doing, hire a professional.
 
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Old 10-12-08, 12:59 PM
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craig312...this is NOT raggin' on you at all...ok?

I guess I just can't see how its confusing.....

Pipe dope....plumbers putty....pipe dope....plumbers putty...

OK...theres a "P" and an "E" in the first word of each.....but thats about it. Oh, and plumbers use 'em both.

I guess I can see confusing the terminology...but not the product or use.

Guess my Dad taught me ok, huh?
 
 

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