Is there a problem using a gate valve for a gas line?
Is it ok though? It is not the standard yellow gas valve.
Can you make out the part number on the handle??
Look for WOG in raised letters = Water Oil Gas
I see only FP600, 150SWP
I found the answer. You can use if for gas. Thanks
The valve says it’s good for 600 psi. If you can find gas pressure that high run for your life.
Indeed 600 PSI, especially through a 3/4" valve of any kind is waaaay more than one would encounter in any residential situation.
The valve was closed, but what was it servicing inside that no longer needs gas?
Gottta be tough if you don’t know a gate valve from a ball valve.
It’s not your problem, but I am wondering how the gas company would be able to lock the gas out if needed?
So, is the pictured valve acceptable, or not?
You might want to sit back a bit and observe before picking fights. Sometimes a salty comment from a seasoned inspector is exactly what a HI needs. This business is no place for the thin skinned and this forum may not meet your expectations at first. And you punching back will not change one little thing.
The information that flows thru here is invaluable. At times, one sentence from an experienced inspector could save your reputation and your business. So, stay out of your “feels” and focus on the information.
For the record, we should know the difference between a gate valve and a ball valve. And the OP will never forget the difference. Take the point and move on is my recommendation.
Point taken. I revised my response. Just didn’t see much value to the guy’s criticism when another inspector was just looking for some constructive feedback.
The OP answered his own question once he was told how to evaluate the valve.
Yep, saw it already. Just wondering if the seasoned inspector would answer the question at hand.
Many meter installations have a before the meter and after the meter valve. Picture only shows the ‘after.’ Older basement meter installations in some areas are retrofitted with a stop valve in the underground line (usually homes front yard).
Oh that makes since. Thank you for the clarification!