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Old 08-29-2010, 04:56 PM   #1
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New gas lines and pressure tester

My maintenance schedule gets me to replacing two damaged gas lines. I air soap tested the existing lines and about every joint was leaking so I decided to replace everything from the original 5/8" feeder back.

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I wanted to test with a gas test gage but I couldn't lay my hands on one on a Sunday, so I picked up a valve stem with 1/8" threads at the auto parts store, a 1/4" brass "T", a reducer, a 60lb gage, and a 1/4" nipple. I attached the gage to the gas line and soap tested the gage set up. Now I'm pressure testing at 25 lbs.

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I loaded the line with shop air reduced to 25 pounds.

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Gary that is way too much pressure. Propane is fed to your appliances from the regulator at one half PSI. I sure hope you have not damaged the aplliance valve from too much pressure.
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I have all the shut offs turned off. I'm testing the lines for leaks.
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