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so this is Reid Guthrie the home detective in Seattle Washington I'm looking at a gas supply line adjacent to a gas furnace and you can see that what you're looking at here the black tape is covering the valve the valve is connect is supplying the gas to the yellow coated tubing and the tubing just ends now what they should have done here I think they put the tape on here to keep somebody from accidentally opening the valve and having gas spew out all over the place what they should have done was down here is they should have just put a cap you should have taken the tube off and put a cap on here a threaded cap and and you're done you know if to worry about the potential consequences of someone turning the valve so some stupid things that homeowners do when it's a whole lot easier and probably a lot less expensive to do the right thing this is Reid Guthrie the home detective Seattle Washington with what's up with that house

13 Comments

  • t Mann

    April 13, 2019

    Lol!

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  • dekonfrost7

    April 13, 2019

    Home detective should NEVER GIVE GAS FITTING ADVICE

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  • terry987654

    April 13, 2019

    its illegal in scotland to do any type of diy gas work in your house unless you are a registered gas engineer. 

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  • elmbnl

    April 13, 2019

    well, what was the tensile strength of the tape?

    I am an adhesive technician and i would like to say that tape is very strong and trustworthy and anyone that removes the tape is dumb so yeah. haha

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  • bodybuildingking

    April 13, 2019

    To Bozo Damian: I am also a gas technician and there's no need for you to be such a dbag. How are you to assume it's gas tite? It could be wardflex, trac pipe, or another brand, MANY of which require removing the sheathing further back past the nut. Not all clamp inside the nut. Also, you are allowed to branch off the bottom of the dirt pocket so long as you continue with a proper dirt pocket below it, and that the valve is still separate to it's own appliance, which it is in this picture since its' located before the valve train. The one issue with the dirt pocket that it isn't a minimum 3". It is goofy, but it's legal and usually obvious a home owner did it since we don't normally ever add to the bottom of dirt pockets.

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  • BB420INC

    April 13, 2019

    After re watching they did take it off the bottom of the appliance drop I missed that so yes that's not right

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  • BB420INC

    April 13, 2019

    If the line is large enough to handle the btu's that could be considered the trunk line and the branch line csst would have a dirt leg on it how do you know what the btus is for the top branch line to say that you can't feed off the bottom tee also it. Could have its own dirt leg"sediment trap" there isn't enough info in the video to know for sure

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  • BB420INC

    April 13, 2019

    Also with the csst gas pipe it should be electrically bonded back to the breaker box due to lightning strikes and I have still seen holes in the csst even after it was bonded if that stuff is in your home have it replaced at very min. Mke sure its bonded and isn't in contact with metal duct work

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  • Thibodeausheating

    April 13, 2019

    Should have used a black iron plug in the tee!

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  • homedic95

    April 13, 2019

    @kotakintai Rather than bad-mouth inspectors, perhaps you should think about how much business you get from inspectors. And how much more you would get if you were to teach a class to inspectors in your local ASHI chapter. We're always looking to learn from the specialists in the various trades. As for me, from the attitude you've displayed here, you would be the last "expert of gas fitting" I would refer to any of my clients.

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  • Damian Dokis

    April 13, 2019

    You are only a home inspector and not an expert of gas fitting! I am a Gas Technician and specialize in that field. I deal with home inspectors almost on a daily basis. Unless something is so fucked up it kicks you in the teeth most home inspectors don't even acknowledge most problems. Also looks like they were using GAS TITE. Which would mean they have also stripped the plastic coating back to far from their fittings.

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  • homedic95

    April 13, 2019

    @kotakintai
    The video addresses one aspect of this installation. I recorded the condition that I thought would be the most obvious to those who are not plumbers or experts like yourself. You did not read my report. You were not there for the inspection. So you have no idea of the additional comments and recommendations that I made concerning this installation. If you are going to insult me, please base it on a thorough understanding of the situation.

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  • Damian Dokis

    April 13, 2019

    Shows that you are an idiot yourself home inspector. Where they took off with that yellow pipe is illegal anyways! You are NOT ALLOWED to run gas lines from the bottom of a drop for an appliance like they did. They lowered the dirt pocket and added that nipple and tee in there to take off with the flex which is NOT ALLOWED!

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