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  1. #1
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    Default Tapping into a gas line

    I have a 1" cast iron gas line running to a backyard BBQ. I want to "T" into the line to run a brach to a fire place. How do you make this connection? If you cut the gas line, and thread the ends, when you try to tighten the "T", one side will tighten while one side will loosen. The only way I can think of doing this is to use a "T" with different direction threads on both ends and then tap the end of the pipe with reverse threads. I don't know if such a "T" or pipe thread exists. Has anyone ever done this or know how to do this?

    Thanks
    Brian

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    Default Re: Tapping into a gas line

    Brian ... I'd have to say this is not a DIY project.

    You really should have someone that's a licenced gas fitter perform this like a heating contractor or from the gas utility.

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    Default Re: Tapping into a gas line

    I agree wiyh Canuk. It's telling from your post taht you have not worked with Black Pipe, not cast iron, and if you create a leak and blow up your house your insusrance will probably not cover the damage.
    Jack
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

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