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    I have a question about a propane line from the tank to the house? In our current house, I ran a 3/4 inch copper line. I'm wondering if there is a different material that can be used and/or what is recommended.

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    There are several different materials which can be used, although you should not be able to purchase most of them.

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    Which materials would be, and I can request to purchase or possible ask a plumber to get them for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HockeyFan View Post
    Which materials would be, and I can request to purchase or possible ask a plumber to get them for me.
    You would have to ask the plumber to install them for you!

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    Many of the specialized gas lines require special tools to install, and you can't buy the materials or tools without credentials validating you know what you're doing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nhmaster View Post
    excuse me gentlemen whilst I go wrap my head in duc tape. I shall return later
    Don't be so cheap! Just run down to your wifes favorite hair salon and get your head waxed!

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    The Duc- tape keeps my head form exploding.

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    3/4 inch is rather large for the high pressure side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhmaster View Post
    The Duc- tape keeps my head form exploding.
    Sounds like a handyman quick fix to me!

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    The "Lion" in the "A Tale of Two Cities" used a wet towel. That would be much less painful to remove than duct tape. A friend of mine was bow hunting in MI one year when he stumbled with an arrow in the bow. It went down his boot and cut the back of his leg. When he got to the cabin he dumped the blood out of his boot, then taped the wound with duct tape rather than drive into town to the hospital. When he went to take the duct tape off he said it hurt many times worse than the arrow had.

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    Super gluing it together would have been my choice...
    Bonds skin instantly!

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    Except when the skin is dirty. The same reason we kept our hands dirty when wiping lead joints.

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    You don't handle lead with your bare hands do you The stuff is poision. It will leach through your skin and make you crazier than a you know what house rat

    come to think of it, maybe thats why I get lost on the way home ppretty often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HockeyFan View Post
    I have a question about a propane line from the tank to the house? In our current house, I ran a 3/4 inch copper line. I'm wondering if there is a different material that can be used and/or what is recommended.
    Ignore the hecklers.
    Luckily some of us are still in areas where we can do what ever we want to...

    I've seen copper used, but black steel pipe is a better choice.

    1. No one will pound a tent stake into it. (it should be deeper anyway)
    2. it's noticeable when the phone or cable company run into it with the trencher.

    Once burred a foot or so down the low oxygen levels will slow rusting.
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    There are other materials but as stated above there is certification required to use them. It would be a great Idea that a plumber install and hook up the gas line. It's much better than a house raising experience...

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