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    Leaking hot water heater - replace hot water out?

    Indeed. My hope was to move in the spring, but then inflation and interest rates almost certainly doomed that plan!
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    Leaking hot water heater - replace hot water out?

    Thanks for the advice! It looks like my repair is complete and successful. Beware of letting the fittings get too corroded - I had to get mine off with a reciprocating saw and a cold chisel!
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    Leaking hot water heater - replace hot water out?

    After noticing some water on the floor around my hot water heater recently, I looked more closely at the water lines in and out and saw that the hot water out pipe is completely busted. My guess (not certain, not sure how to become certain) is that the water I see on the floor is from the water...
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    What is this, and can I continue using it for a gas line?

    I could eat off of a camp stove for the rest of my life, but I didn't marry myself ;)
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    What is this, and can I continue using it for a gas line?

    OP here, following up. I want to give a big "thanks" for encouraging me to DIY it. I was quoted $1,165 for running a 30 foot CSST gas line. I used Pro-Flex materials and did it myself, for a total materials cost of $270. I even have 40' of CSST left over that I can probably sell. The job was...
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    What is this, and can I continue using it for a gas line?

    Thanks for this, guys. I've been doing work myself for a long time and I'm comfortable doing a lot around the house. I let myself get sucked into the panic of 'you'll blow up your house and kill your family if you do gas yourself' even though I usually know better. The reviews on the Pro-Flex...
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    What is this, and can I continue using it for a gas line?

    First quote came back: $1,165. Holy smokes. Fortunately, the quote also came with a parts list. Serious question: why would anyone who does home repairs himself, can follow directions, and is capable of using tools, not DIY this? I get that gas is scary, but then again, so is: tetanus...
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    What is this, and can I continue using it for a gas line?

    That is fascinating! I was unable to find CSST material at my local Lowes. I heard that only a licensed contractor can buy it. (Can someone confirm this?) I have a plumber coming out to quote the job, and I'm bracing myself for what that quote will be.
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    What is this, and can I continue using it for a gas line?

    That's helpful and actionable. I'll see what the materials will cost and make up my mind. I demoed the area where the tubing runs now, so access isn't an issue.
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    What is this, and can I continue using it for a gas line?

    Excellent, thanks for this! I guess I'll just need to head in to Lowes to find out how to (1) join the end of this copper tube to another piece so that it's long enough to reach the gas stove and (2) connect whatever fitting will be needed to connect to the gas stove itself.
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    What is this, and can I continue using it for a gas line?

    Hi folks, first time poster here. My home was built in 1925. At some point, this (copper?) line was installed as a gas line, and connected to a small gas heater in the basement. I want to install a gas stove, and my question is: can I use this same line for a new gas stove? And is it indeed...
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