Gas line regulator freezing
I have a gas line outside the house that is freezing up and not letting gas get to my furnace. Mind you its -25 windchill. The thing is my exhaust outlet from my heater is right next to my gas line regulator and is causing it to freeze up from all the steam it is pumping out. My question is: Would this be my problem? Thus meaning my exhaust pipe would have to be moved? or does it seem like the regulator is a little weird making it the gas companies problem?
This is the first winter I've ever had with this house, I purchased it in May. The coil on my heater went out because of the gas line freezing up and not getting any gas into the heater thus making the heater turn on and off for hours. Not even sure if the coil did burn out, this is what the mechanic said? Is this possible?
The regulator is now blocked by a piece of sheet metal which is only a temporary till hopefully tomorrow.
Open to all ideas.
I'm going to call the gas company tomorrow and already have the mechanic getting some stuff together to lengthen the pipe so it isn't directly blowing steam into the regulator.
I just wonder how it has made it every other winter and now the regulator is acting up?