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bob young
bob young Member Posts: 2,177
Great point. that is the reason for the discussion.

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  • bob young
    bob young Member Posts: 2,177
    gas piping

    i was always under the understanding running gas piping above a boiler was a direct safety violation.what say the experts.
  • Timco
    Timco Member Posts: 3,040


    I would think the experts refer to the NFGC as I do. So long as clearance from the vent is maintained.....

    T
    Just a guy running some pipes.
  • bob young
    bob young Member Posts: 2,177
    thanks

    Thanks for the imput. the nyc code does not address this particular situation. i will get the fuel code book & check. strange that there was only one response to a safety item. guess every one has a hangover.
  • jackchips_2
    jackchips_2 Member Posts: 1,338
    I'd like

    to see some other opinions also, Bob. As a former inspector I don't recall any code issue although I don't remember running across it.

    I personally don't see a problem with it here in MA.

    Jack
  • bob young
    bob young Member Posts: 2,177
    gas piping

    > to see some other opinions also, Bob. As a

    > former inspector I don't recall any code issue

    > although I don't remember running across it.

    >

    > I

    > personally don't see a problem with it here in

    > MA.

    >

    > Jack



    No one seems to want to give a direct answer ,Jack. . seems it is not good piping or safety practice but still not prohibited. i was hoping some of my fellow master plumbers would give their input but i was wrong.
  • rich pickering
    rich pickering Member Posts: 277


    Why would running a black iron gasline above a boiler be a safety issue?
  • bob young
    bob young Member Posts: 2,177
    surely you jest,Rich.

    > Why would running a black iron gasline above a

    > boiler be a safety issue?


  • jalcoplumb_7
    jalcoplumb_7 Member Posts: 62
    No issue.

    It can be done. There is no safety violation.

  • I ratherd see

    I rathered seen a black iron gas piping over boiler than under neath the burner assy...
  • rich pickering
    rich pickering Member Posts: 277
    no jest, Bob.

    Just curious. Under what circumstance might it pose a risk?

    What would make it any different than the gas line that feeds the burners?
  • bob young
    bob young Member Posts: 2,177
    gas piping

    > Just curious. Under what circumstance might it

    > pose a risk?

    >

    > What would make it any different

    > than the gas line that feeds the burners?



    my objection would be in the event of boiler exposion the gas line would be in direct line of fire & rupture immediately causing addional destruction.
  • Mitch_5
    Mitch_5 Member Posts: 102
    lets be real

    if the gas line can come down along the boiler and into the jacket then over the opening to the gas logs and into the gas valve then what is the issue.

    Mitch S.

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  • rich pickering
    rich pickering Member Posts: 277


    > > Just curious. Under what circumstance might

    > it _BR_ > pose a risk?_BR_ > _BR_ >

    > What would make it any different _BR_ > than

    > the gas line that feeds the burners?

    > _BR_ _BR_ my objection would be in the event of

    > boiler exposion the gas line would be in direct

    > line of fire & rupture immediately causing

    > addional destruction.



  • rich pickering
    rich pickering Member Posts: 277


    > > Just curious. Under what circumstance might

    > it _BR_ > pose a risk?_BR_ > _BR_ >

    > What would make it any different _BR_ > than

    > the gas line that feeds the burners?

    > _BR_ _BR_ my objection would be in the event of

    > boiler exposion the gas line would be in direct

    > line of fire & rupture immediately causing

    > addional destruction.




    Why would it be in the direct line of fire?
    Most of the boiler explosions that I have seen pictures of lately were fire tube steam boilers and either the front or rear doors were blown off or the whole boiler was gone. Postion of gas line was not an issue.
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