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Post in 'It's a Gas!' started by Giles, Dec 7, 2011.

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  1. Giles

    Giles Member

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    I plan to install a freestanding Martin fireplace heater in my livingroom. It's BTUS are 24K---40K Natural gas.
    The 3/4 supply line enters my basement and transitions into a 1/2" within about 3" foot. The heater will be installed upstairs with a total run of 21".
    I would like to use 1/2" or 3/8" black iron pipe but It would be MUCH simplier to make this run with 3/8" copper.
    Would this be acceptable?

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  2. Fake coal burner

    Fake coal burner Member

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    Check your local codes. Copper pipe is a no no in my state. For Natural gas.
  3. trafick

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    When they installed my Allagash in my fireplace, the gas line ran in the basement under the fireplace and they just tapped into it and ran 3/8" copper tubing to the stove through a small hole they drilled in the fireplace. Run was 2'. But as Fake coal burner said, check local code.
  4. Ehouse

    Ehouse Minister of Fire

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    Working with black iron pipe is easy. Sounds like you need two 10' pieces of 1/2" and a +or- 12" nipple. A drip leg is required by code and is easily made with black iron. BI also lends stiffness, impact resistance, and support to the run.

    Ehouse
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