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    Default A new year! Drip Leg...Sort Of

    OK Johnnie, go on over and install the clients water heater and don't forget to put a drip leg in the gas line.

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    Default Re: A new year! Drip Leg...Sort Of

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Knauff View Post
    OK Johnnie, go on over and install the clients water heater and don't forget to put a drip leg in the gas line.
    Wow! and even used a cast iron tee which, unlike malleable fittings are subject to breakage. Looks like homeowner handiwork!


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    Default Re: A new year! Drip Leg...Sort Of

    That's the beauty of cast iron fittings....you can remove them with a hammer!


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    Default Re: A new year! Drip Leg...Sort Of

    It's actually black iron pipe which is acceptable to use for gas line. Cast iron cannot be threaded.

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    Default Re: A new year! Drip Leg...Sort Of

    Installer had the diagram oriented wrong and was dyslectic and was given a 90 and plug instead of a pipe and cap. What do you expect from a 12 yr old?


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    Default Re: A new year! Drip Leg...Sort Of

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Knauff View Post
    It's actually black iron pipe which is acceptable to use for gas line. Cast iron cannot be threaded.
    Nobody mentioned the black pipe which is acceptable. Cast iron fittings are NOT as they are easily broken by sudden shock. I've removed many steam/hot water heating systems piping by merely breaking the fittings with a hammer.


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    Default Re: A new year! Drip Leg...Sort Of

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Saville View Post
    Nobody mentioned the black pipe which is acceptable. Cast iron fittings are NOT as they are easily broken by sudden shock. I've removed many steam/hot water heating systems piping by merely breaking the fittings with a hammer.
    Steven called the Tee cast iron in his response. You are correct though, cast iron can be easily broken.

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    Default Re: A new year! Drip Leg...Sort Of

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Saville View Post
    Nobody mentioned the black pipe which is acceptable. Cast iron fittings are NOT as they are easily broken by sudden shock. I've removed many steam/hot water heating systems piping by merely breaking the fittings with a hammer.
    Me too...and watched the asbestos fill the air!


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