Gas meter

Should the gas meter regulator be installed at least 3 feet away from the window?

Thanks! in advance for the input.

It’s not supposed to leak. I don’t think it would be a problem.

Thanks! Joe, it depends on the gas company. I found on the net requirements for PUGET SOUND ENERGY, the distance from a window is three feet.

I’ll have to confess to my wife I’m not as smart as I think I am. I just learned something new.

Naw…I won’t tell her that.

Actually, that IS supposed to leak. The diaphragm is a regulator and will allow gas to escape occasionally.

That is correct.

I disagree with you. The purpose of the vent is to allow the internal diaphram to breath. They leak when the diaphram ruptures.
You can install gas pipe from the vent to direct it away from the window to get your clearnaces.

You’re right Gordan. They will only leak if the diaphragm has ruptured.

But they will also relieve some gas on occassion.

Everything leaks, it all just depends on what leak rates are acceptable. :smiley:

Most of these are equipped with a “vent limiting device,” which is supposed to limit gas leakage (to within ANSI standards) in the event that the diaphragm has ruptured.

My diaphram occasionally allows gas to escape but it depends on my diet.:mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:

I’ve been waiting for that. Thanks for delivering Linus. . . :wink:

Here in Illinois they installed gas meters inside the home years ago. One of the reasons they moved them to the exterior of the home is that the meter readers had to get inside the home to read the meter. If you weren’t home they had to guesstimate. And then there was themercury spill cleanupfiasco.
So as you can see Jeff, my little diaphram issues are nothing, they’re a consequence of getting older.:p:p:p

Jeff sounds like Linas needs a vent limiting device.

Or just a simple cork. . .