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Old 05-18-2017, 12:56 PM   #11
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Old 05-18-2017, 02:47 PM   #12
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As long as he puts his mouth over it and blows. He will have more pressure that the low pressure gas line.......
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Hi I'm new to the forum and would like Advice on the topic. I have this guy removing gas valves on the 'fly' without shutting down the riser and installing the new valves while the gas is coming out. He puts his hand over the piping and then proceed with the installation. Is this a correct practice? Thanks


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Who is this 'guy'? That is the first question to be answered.

The proper procedure is to shut off the main gas valve. Purge all gas to the outside atmosphere in a safe manner, use a combustible gas sniffer device to make certain that all gas has been purged from the line, then alter, extend or make needed repairs to gas piping, then cap off the line that was just altered, extended or repaired, then turn the main gas back on, then test for leaks with the combustible gas sniffer device.

If the 'guy' in not a licensed, insured and experienced plumber or qualified gas technician, then maybe you are guilty of hiring someone who is cheaper than a plumber but obviously not qualified to do the work. The fact that you are here asking questions about his practices tells me that you are at a minimum uncomfortable with him.

Hire a licensed master plumber next time like my signature line suggests.
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Tommy is correct about "proper procedure". However, proper and practical are two different things. Starting out I watched the plumber training me change gas shutoff valves on the fly all the time. When it became my turn to change a valve I said I'm going to shut the meter off, the reply I got was " don't be a pu$$y, just swap it out". Since then I've done hundreds on the fly.
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Tommy is correct about "proper procedure". However, proper and practical are two different things. Starting out I watched the plumber training me change gas shutoff valves on the fly all the time. When it became my turn to change a valve I said I'm going to shut the meter off, the reply I got was " don't be a pu$$y, just swap it out". Since then I've done hundreds on the fly.
I totally agree with you.... done this many times..... just be sure to have a wad of putty handy just in case you have to plug the line for some reason.........

also, I will never put my mouth on anything and blow......
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Tommy is correct about "proper procedure". However, proper and practical are two different things. Starting out I watched the plumber training me change gas shutoff valves on the fly all the time. When it became my turn to change a valve I said I'm going to shut the meter off, the reply I got was " don't be a pu$$y, just swap it out". Since then I've done hundreds on the fly.












I gave him the answer found in the fuel gas code book. But as we know, things are not always done by the book.
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