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    Question Oil in gas line

    Inspected a house yesterday. There appeared to be lubricating oil dripping from the gas line threads where the pipe entered the house. Never saw this before. Has anyone seen this before?

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    Hi Greg,

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    Was it a new house or a new gas meter installation?


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    It was an 82 year old house in good shape.. The meter was not new, nor was the piping. I called the gas company and they blew me off and said ask a plumber. Great service, huh?


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    Smile Re: Oil in gas line

    Welcome Greg,
    it could be thread cutting oil. Let's hope it wasn't 3in1 lube oil instead of pipe dope. Any trace of dope? Got a pic? We're a very visually oriented bunch here. The other part of us nagging for pics is it gets more inspectors taking more pics. Some home inspectors take none while others take several hundred per house.

    Bob

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    Default Re: Oil in gas line

    I had a similar issue a month ago. Can not see well on pic but oil all over bottom of cap.

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    Probably dope from long ago.


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