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Just installed a gas hot water heater.
Went pretty well except for the 3 days my wife had without a shower (I've got one at work).
Remembered that Peter Hemp had written an article about doing same, found it in the archives and downloaded it to see if I missed anything (SWMBO had thrown out the old FH collection during garage cleanup).
He says no teflon tape on gas lines. I had bought some yellow teflon tape (supposedly for gas lines at the local big box, and used it with pipe dope to put the gas line in. Here they don't like flexible lines, so it was all rigid pipe. No leaks. Is this kosher? Do I have to re-plumb?
While I'm at it, while using plumbing unions, do you put dope on the actual milled face of the union? I just put it on all the threaded connections. No leaks.
Should I wrap this hot water heater? The instruction book says you don't have to and was somewhat discourgaging.
Thanks for any/all answers,
Edited 10/21/2004 9:58 am ET by Ben