Forum Title: Existing iron gas pipe question
I am wanting to install a short gas line to the patio for a new natural gas grill. The existing gas line goes from the meter at the back of the property in the alley and is buried in the backyard up to the house. Then it comes up and into the home. Where the grill sits is about 10 feet from this existing pipe. What I want to do is remove the existing elbow and replace it with a Tee to come over to the grill. My question is, how exactly is the best way to get this existing pip apart, remove the elbow and replace it with the Tee? The reason for my confusion is when looking at the direction of the threads, there just doesn't appear to be any way to remove it easily. the part going into the home is not able to be turned and I'm assuming the part going into the ground would be the same way. So I'm not sure how this can be done. At first look, it seemed like a pretty straight forward job but now I'm not so sure. I will also post some pictures of the pipe.
Category: Plumber Post By: THELMA GREENE (Port St. Lucie, FL), 07/30/2017

pics attached.. first pic is the entire pipe section. second is the top detail and third is the bottom with thread direction. the top of the elbow goes into the house and coated pipe on the bottom goes into the ground.

- LESLIE HOWELL (Muskegon, MI), 09/05/2017

I'd like to see one more pic of the horizontal pipe leading to the brick. That is your best bet, because it would allow the new pipe to hug the wall for safety and easy securing. As far as the union, that will allow you to remove the entire piping configuration easily. Don't forget to also install a shut off as close as possible to the old work.

- TINA SULLIVAN (Hawthorne, CA), 09/13/2017

another way..

- ERICA LUCAS (Skokie, IL), 10/06/2017

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