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Old 05-16-2012, 05:56 PM   #1
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gas company came out and tagged a water heater for a customer of mine, the note says needs transition fitting, wtf is that? i called the gas company and they dont know, they will need to send the tech back out in a few days and for me to hang out during the 4 hour window... anyone know what that can be...



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Old 05-16-2012, 08:08 PM   #2
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I believe they are referring to a union, which will allow the W/H to be removed and replaced.



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cant be, the water heater is in a garage, copper water flexs, gas flex, t&p piped outside, yet, yet they tag it, i have called every plumber i know, googled it, and no one knows shait...

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Sounds like they may require a dielectric union between the copper and the heater.

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maybe he/she is talking about a transistion fitting for your gas line, An transition fittings for hard pipe to flex line

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Sounds like they may require a dielectric union between the copper and the heater.

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really the gas company? no... it something stupid, the waterheater to to code,,
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maybe he/she is talking about a transistion fitting for your gas line, An transition fittings for hard pipe to flex line
wouldnt it be ok going from black steel pipe to a brass shutoff then flex?
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wouldnt it be ok going from black steel pipe to a brass shutoff then flex?
You need a union between the shutoff and the flex (just after the shutoff).If no union , that should be the problem - If you have a union there,codes has changed.
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You need a union between the shutoff and the flex (just after the shutoff).If no union , that should be the problem - If you have a union there,codes has changed.
Are you talking about the gas line? If so how would you connect the heater without one?

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Are you talking about the gas line? If so how would you connect the heater without one?

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We are talking about the gas line. How would I connect water heater without one of what ? (Gas line)


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