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Gas line anode?

Joe_32 Member Posts: 3
Found this while excavating to add on to our house. The house was built sometime in 1955. Gas line is iron pipe with no coatings of any kind and is the original line to the house. The bag contains what appears to be an outer layer of clay then a layer of some thing that is white and grainy surrounding what I think is roofing tar with a copper wire in it and that is attached to a copper wire that is attatched to the gas line. While we are in the desert this is on the north side of the hose where a lawn used to be. So it appears to be working on preserving the gas line.



  • Is this LP gas?

    If it is then you need to contact your LP supplier as this is placed on the pipe to protect from corrosion caused by electrolysis.

    If it is natural gas call your local utility as it is there for the same thing on the natural gas line. They will relocate in both cases if that is what you need done. They should check it to make sure it is still connected correctly.
  • Joe_32
    Joe_32 Member Posts: 3
    natural gas

    It is Natural gas and the meter will be relocated shortly.
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