Gas pipe to wall heater, can I just put a plug in it?

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Old 04-08-09, 10:58 PM
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Gas pipe to wall heater, can I just put a plug in it?

I have an old wall heater in both bathroom that we never use. I want to remove these heaters since we are redoing the sheetrock.

Would it be best to cap/plug the line in the wall or plug the line in the attic? Im not sure what the connection looks like in the wall, but it wouldnt be less work since I wouldn’t have to remove the pipes. On the other hand, it maybe cleaner to just plug the pipe in the attic.

Also, I see black pipe being sold at Home Depot for gas lines. I think the pipe in my attic is steel pipe. Do I buy a steel plug? What type of material is that black pipe at Home Depot?

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Old 04-09-09, 06:02 AM
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just cap it in the wall. both the black and silver pipes are steel. the difference is the silver pipe has been galvanized and the black pipe hasnt. since they are both steel and this is a gas line and not water , mixing them is not a prolem although the black malable fittings are cheaper then the galvanized and some areas dont allow the mixing of the two
 
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Old 04-10-09, 12:01 PM
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Thanks.

I ended up plugging it at the T shown in the picture. I use a 12" long wrench to tighten it. Whats the best way to test for leaks?
 
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