Originally Posted by Rustic Charm
I have a solonoid, so I don't have to purchase
a new one. It's the fitting of it that is the problem.
No welding required as far as I know. All fittings are threaded. Just detach existing regulator
on outlet side and plumb in solenoid valve. Agree that an exposed environment
might have detrimental effect on the solenoid wiring
connections if they are not properly shrink wrapped however I can't see the internal mechanism being affected.
Checked our stove as well to see and threaded joints there as well so should be no issue to install a shut off valve in that location as well. Can't see why there would be a soldered or welded connection at that point either as would be difficult if not dangerous to dismantle if required.
Obviously, leak tests should be conducted with soapy water
when installation is completed.
Just as an aside, while we were in Airlie Beach, helped a cruiser we met to replace an electric water
heater in his house. Apparently it is also illegal to do this without a fitters ticket as well although I can't for the life of me understand why.
Also read in the literature supplied with the tank that it is illegal to install a gas water heater inside a house. Wonder what they do in Tas where it gets cold??? Maybe they can't have gas water heaters there or maybe this doc was written for Queensland