: Our home has all of the gas pipe run in black pipe with threaded
: connection. We are in need of bringing in a gas drop to an unused up
: stairs closet that we want to turn into a second laundry room.
: There is a gas line that runs in the wall in the very closet where
: the new laundry room is to be located. What is the best way to tap
: into the existing gas line?
: I can get a pipe cutter on it to cut the pipe and thread it, but I
: can't think of any fitting that I could use to make up the new
: connection except a union and as I recall, unions are not allowed to
: be concealed inside walls.
: Any suggestions?
We had to re-route a gasline to accommodate a skylight shaft. The problem
with simply cutting into the existing pipe is reconnecting the two back
together. A special union was used that had reversed threads at one end so
that tightening one end would not loosen the other...
Please correct me if I'm wrong.
Our method left the union exposed in the attic, this may still be a code
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