I'm replacing some gas pipes on a building (gas is off) and noticed
that the union pipe that comes from the meter to the first adapter is
cracked. This is the garden variety residential gas meter as used
throughout the Northeast and maybe everywhere else in the US.
The pipe that has the crack is the very first pipe coming from the
meter - it is usually a part of the "meter fit" assembly - and has a 1
1/4" collar w/oring that attaches to the meter and a regular 3/4" male
thread on the other end. This particular pipe has two 90 deg. bends in
it, but I've seen meters where this pipe is straight or at a different
offset. The important thing is that it has the collar that fits the
Does anyone know of a plumbing supply (other than the gas company)
that would carry a replacement? It is not a common item for any of the
closest plumbing supplies I've checked, but I am sure it is available.