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Location: Slaughter, Louisiana, United States

A semi-gruntled corporate reliability engineer trying to make ends meet while keeping my wife happy, and myself out of the asylum.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Whole-Assed Repair

Now it's got no restriction, a local shutoff valve, fewer elbows and a port for the generator. Much better.



Blogger Qu'que chose said...

Much better than half. Looking good.

9:16 PM  
Blogger Brian Gallimore said...

Is that galvanized pipe? I was told that is a no-no.

12:05 PM  
Blogger 2Evil4U said...

Yep. It was up near the meter where it went in the ground. What is the reason for not using it in gas service?

5:30 AM  
Blogger 2Evil4U said...

Found a note from international residential code:
2009 IRC G2414.4.2 (403.4.2) Steel. Steel and wrought-iron pipe shall
be at least of standard weight (Schedule 40) and shall comply
with one of the following:

1. ASME B 36.10, 10M;
2. ASTM A 53/A 53M; or
3. ASTM A 106.

Commentary: Steel pipe must be Schedule 40 or heavier, must comply
with one of the listed standards and can be black
iron or galvanized. Contrary to popular belief, natural
gas does not adversely react with the zinc coating on
galvanized pipe."

5:33 AM  
Blogger 2Evil4U said...

The pieces that are in the ground are the only parts that are not Black iron. Given the low location and very low pressure/flow speed, I don't anticipate issues with the galvanized coating.

Thanks for the thought, though. It's good to know.

5:34 AM  

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