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    Cool What is this gas structure? And other pics...

    On a locate last week and came across this, what looks like a gas pipe sticking out of the house, going into the ground. The only thing is, the gas meter was on the opposite side of the house and the service ran straight to the street CL main...
    No gaslights on the property...
    I hooked up to it and go a quite little to no signal from it...
    What else could it be?
    Thanks.

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    Default Re: What is this gas structure? And other pics...

    I can only guess you are referring to the last photo in the group.
    That looks like a wood burning fireplace converted to burn gas. Private gas pipe.

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    Default Re: What is this gas structure? And other pics...

    Looks like a fume burn off from manufacturing/refining, or something like a natural gas collection point, or a propane injection site. Next pics show an 810, a clamp on a jumper so that a clamp would work on a riser and a gas fireplace downstream riser.

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    Default Re: What is this gas structure? And other pics...

    I agree with PRO. With where it is coming out or more likely going into the house it is for a converted fire place. The fireplace will have a concrete hearth base easier to go in through the brick chimney wall. Goes out and into the ground and going into the basement and tapping into the gas pipes inside the house.

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    Default Re: What is this gas structure? And other pics...

    Quote Originally Posted by paintitnow View Post
    I agree with PRO. With where it is coming out or more likely going into the house it is for a converted fire place. The fireplace will have a concrete hearth base easier to go in through the brick chimney wall. Goes out and into the ground and going into the basement and tapping into the gas pipes inside the house.
    All I have seen either go through the house to the gas service or around the outside of the house to tap in next to the gas service, except for one. Years ago I had an "emergency locate" for converting the fireplace to gas, in Summer. This time they ran the pipe underground next to the foundation and went to the gas service on the opposite side of the house.

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    Default Re: What is this gas structure? And other pics...

    I must agree with a gas fireplace. That service probably goes from the basement into the chimney for the fireplace. People do crazy things with private gas to feed pools,fire pits, and outbuildings. I never even tried to guess what they did.

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