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TOPIC: What do you think this is

What do you think this is 13 years 3 months ago #14045

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Came across this today at the gas meter. I would say it is some kind of vent? Just kind of puzzled why it would go into the ground. Here are some pics.
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Re: What do you think this is 13 years 3 months ago #14046

it is a samall piece of copper tubing running directly in to the ground
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Re: What do you think this is 13 years 3 months ago #14049

I don't see how it would be a vent as if it was turned on gas looks like it would flow through it. Was there a basement at this house?

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Re: What do you think this is 13 years 3 months ago #14053

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Hi Guys
Came across this today at the gas meter. I would say it is some kind of vent? Just kind of puzzled why it would go into the ground. Here are some pics.

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Re: What do you think this is 13 years 3 months ago #14054

No a crawl Dom But I am pretty sure it is for the gas light out front I was not for sure. The lightr is not operating so the client will have to turn off the vavle because  I am not touching any gas valve. It is outside so and the house was a foreclosure so I am pretty sure it has been like that for awhile

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Re: What do you think this is 13 years 3 months ago #14055

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Look for an appliance that is connected with copper tubing
They may have added something like a gas grill, fireplace or space heater ( hopefully not in the garage)
Normally the only vent required is the one for the regulator, unless there is a gas appliance in a confined area with no grills or louvers.
The copper line should be painted yellow, not gray, this helps prevent accidental connections by plumbers.
You may want to find out if they had any appliances disconnected.

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