Gas Shut Off Valve location for furnace and Hot Water Tank

Marcel its always at the gas companies discretion. That’s why my first post suggested to simply do what was wanted. You can’t win a code fight with the AHJ or the public utility.

What great luck for you. The gas company red tagged it. Get it changed by a plumber and get it out of your hair.

Appears so Bob. I guess they can dictate whatever they want, whether it is logical or not. :grinning:

Appears so Bob. I guess they can dictate whatever they want, whether it is logical or not. :grinning:

It’s not a code fight, the code is clear but some folks choose to ignore it :expressionless:

International Fuel Gas Code 2015:
“… The shutoff valve shall be within 6 feet (1829 mm) of the appliance , and shall be installed upstream of the union…”

So are we guessing at this point that in the OP’s picture, it was red tagged because the union is upstream of the valve, and nothing is wrong withe the location of the valve?
Just curious.

Correct, the issue in the OP’s pic is the union being upstream of the valve instead of downstream. However, Bob claims unions are allowed upstream of the valve and that IFGC says nothing about the union being upstream or downstream eventhough I clearly highlighted that it specifically calls for a union below the valve. I don’t know how to explain this any better :woozy_face:. at this point I think you guys are messing with me or something. I just didn’t want anyone else to get confused.