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Topic # 201426 18-Aug-2016 08:46
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Hey guys,

 

 

 

A mate of mine got a new house and found this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thought of maybe central vaccum but the opening is rather small

 

 

 

Any ideas?

 

 

 

Thanks


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  Reply # 1613537 18-Aug-2016 08:50
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Looks like a gas connection. I have a few of these in my house. It's for connecting gas heaters.

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  Reply # 1613608 18-Aug-2016 09:36
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I'm amazed if it was ever legal to have a gas outlet like that in such close proximity to an ignition source (power outlet).




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  Reply # 1613640 18-Aug-2016 10:07
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Thanks guys, appreciate it!


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  Reply # 1613645 18-Aug-2016 10:26
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teachnz: Looks like a gas connection. I have a few of these in my house. It's for connecting gas heaters.

 

Yip , gas

 

http://www.elgas.com.au/for-home/portable-lpg-gas-heaters-sydney-melbourne-adelaide-for-sale/rinnai-gas-heaters-avenger-25

 

http://www.elgas.com.au/images/stories/Bayonet_In-Wall_200px.jpg


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  Reply # 1613941 18-Aug-2016 19:49
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gcorgnet:

Any ideas?

 

 

It's an early prototype of this.

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  Reply # 1613971 18-Aug-2016 20:38
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neb:
gcorgnet:

 

Any ideas?

 

It's an early prototype of this.

 

 

 

If that thing had been designed by Steve Jobs, it would have had rounded corners on the bezel.


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  Reply # 1614715 20-Aug-2016 08:28
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If you are going to buy some gas heaters to use with those sockets. Check the gas type first. As both Natural gas and LPG use the same kind of outlet - Stupid.






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  Reply # 1614731 20-Aug-2016 09:26
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Also be aware that un-flued gas heaters that use these plugs are terrible for condensation.  We have a couple of these in our house that we don't use and inquired about getting them removed.  $500 bucks including new compliance cert...they are staying where they are. Yes ours are near the power supply as well as the heaters they are designed for need both.  





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