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no, just have a method of doing that. the furnace has a 2 inch hole in the side for the gas pipe. A rubber grommet fits in this hole and the gas pipe from the gas valve passes though it in the center. In this case, the gas pipe does not center in the hole but is against the enclosure and not allowing the rubber grommet to seat properly.
He said that he can't put a flex line inside the unit ( code). The pipe in the furnace ( other side of gas valve) is very ridged. He showed me how it would not bend without a lot pressure which he didn't want to do. He also tried to adjust the pipe on the burner, but it has near no movement.
It looks to me like one of the following: move the hole with the sheet medal idea, try to heat and bend the pipe on the other side of the gas valve or have the air leak in.
I think the new hole is best. Looks much easier to me.
Thanks for your answers and very fast response!