Hello, everyone! I've added a few posts to my blog in case anyone is
interested in checking out the latest photos of our house that is
under construction (and nearing completion).
Choosing a Hot Water Heater and Water Softener
Preparing For Drywall Finishing With Red Paper
Cutting Holes In Drywall For In-Ceiling Speakers
Cutting In And Other Painting Fun
Italianate Cottage: A New Old House In Charlmette, Louisiana
...that last one is the first entry in our blog for another "new old
house" besides ours. If you guys know anyone else who would like to
submit photos and a story for their "new old house" let me know. It's
kind of fun to learn about other people's "new old houses."
in your picture of the hot water heater / water softener,
please tell me that white vertical plastic pipe to the right
of the heater (that looks like $hit) is not a gas line !
if it is, you need to have whoever did that shoddy job
to do over.
if it's a suction line for the salt tank, make them do
it over anyway, it looks like $hit !
Quick hijack question - is black pipe black because of rust protection -
i.e. as in gun blueing or parkerizing. I understand the difference between
blueing and parkerizing by the way, but I didn't have the proper term for it
off the top of my head.
Depends on where you live. I know for a fact that the town where I work will
not approve galvanized.
Safety warning: Check condition of flexible gas line connections: Caution:
we do not pull out appliances to look at gas line connections, but you
should do so, checking condition of flexible connections for leaks and
assuring that a shutoff valve is installed. Watch for leaks in those
flex-connector lines between gas line and the appliance as they are thin
wall and often corrode and leak. Gas leaks are dangerous. Safety warning.
Flexible soft copper piping has been used to supply municipal (natural) gas
... electric clothes dryer.
... hot water heater.
... heating system.
This is not a recommended installation and it may be prohibited by local
codes - "black iron" steel piping is required in many jurisdictions.
Read the last line. It does not say galvanized is not allowed, but does say
black is preferred. As I said, it is not allowed by our local inspector in
MA, but it may be in your town. I don't argue with our local guy as it is
easier to do what he wants.
Galvanized is not allowed for gas in my area. I am in SE Wisconsin.
I am pretty sure that flex stainless lines are also a no-no for us on
water heaters. Here we see mostly black pipe, and occasionally flex
pipe such as Wardflex(tm) for "snaking" through floors and walls.
No. As far as I know, WI is one of the only states that hasn't (or
isn't) adopting a more universal code for plumbing. I'm sure that
poking around the web enough I could find and cite the code, but it is
likely a WI only thing, so what is the value to the group as a whole?
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