I recently bought a couple of acres with a leanto cabin in a
wilderness setting and discovered a 4 inch gas line across the back.
I'd like to come up with a safe way to pierce the gas line and have
heat for my cabin. No electricity, so need to do it manually.
Is this gas from a local well? If so, you'll have considerable costs with
two pressure reduction regulators, a drip tank and a device to add odor to
the gas. Methane gas from a well is unsuitable for use, it's damp, under a
couple hundred pounds of pressure and has hydrocarbons mixed in. In the
event the well owner agrees to give you gas and you purchase all the
equipment and have it installed, the owner may have you sign a release
stating he isn't responsible if you blow yourself up.
The answer is obvious. Take a cutting torch and cut a hole in the
pipe so you can weld on a nipple to attach your line. I dont need to
explain any further, because you wont get any further than that.....
The best way to get criminals off the streets without cost to
taxpayers is to let them self destruct.
Is this a troll? Most pipelines are much bigger than 4" and if you just
bought the land you would have been informed about a pipeline easement
running across it!
To tap it you find a really good welder with a pipeline license and have him
weld a "No-blow" tee onto it. You use power equipment to drive the bolt into
the tee which pierces the pipeline and then supplies the gas through your
pipe. The rest of the problem is finding the equipment to treat the gas and
control the pressure so you can use it. But this is a troll, you won't be
saw it on this old house:)
there are self piercing gas connections available at plumbing supply
unearth and clean line, valve piercer bolts permanetely to line. use
wrench to turn and cut hole, valve off. then connect pipes to wherever
pipeline companies inspect there lines by federal law. remember get
caught jail has no internet access:(
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