Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Gas Line Leak Rectified, Hopefully.

I found that nasty gas line leak. I circled where the air bubble are continually flowing from. No wonder I had trouble finding the leak, I really expected it to be in a joint, but it was a faulty 3/4 inch T instead.
Circled in red is where the faulty T is in the system. That means that a pretty fair bit of pipe is going to have to come apart to change the T. There are 7 joints in this picture that need to come apart. Then follow the pipe to the right, and through the wall..

There are 4 joints in this pic also.

I got it all apart and changed the faulty T and got it all back together again. It's been at least 4 hours so far and the gauge has'nt moved off the 16 psi mark yet. So far so good, hopefully she's still holding in the morning.


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  1. Wow, you've done so much work, good for you!!!! It sure looks like you will accomplish your goal of moving in the house for the winter.

    It's so much fun following your progress.

    Take care


    1. Thanks Nicole. I sure hope you're right. lol. I know I would be in it forsure if I can just keep plugging away, but I never know how busy I will be at work. I guess I'm the one who can change that though. I think I will be in it, although there will still be lots to do I suspect.

  2. I have to be honest.... that looks like a pain in the butt. No fun whatsoever. Glad you've got it handled. lol

    1. That was a pain in the butt Lynnanne. I was starting to get a little frustrated there for a bit. I expected it to be my own screw up, but all my joints were good. It's been about 30 hours and it's still holding. I'm a happy camper.