I overhead a part of a conversation and was wondering if someone here would
be able to fill me in on a few details. I heard that you can get a flexible
natural gas piping now, with fittings, so that you can run the line yourself
and just get an authorized plumber to approve it. Is that correct? What is
the pipe called? And fittings? Apparently it saves you getting an expensive
machine to put threads on the traditional black pipe.
Thanks from sunny Saskatchewan,
I am in the business, and as far as I know, no manufacturer will sell flex
to anyone that is not a licensed contractor with factory certification.
Defiantly NOT a DIY thing.
Greg is correct, you must be certified to buy it.
The reason is this, if you put it together, how can the plumber or HVAC tech
procedure was used to actually cut the material, the spacing etc. The only way a
person can check it for sure is to undo all the fittings and then re-do them.
Thanks for all your reponses. I didn't know the distribution was limited to
licenced people, so that is helpful as well. And, as some of you guessed,
the nearest black pipe store is possibly one hour, if I can get it down the
road, but more likely 3 hours drive. Hence the DIY nature of my query.
Looks like a job to call the plumber in for.
Not sure about Canada, but here in the states, a plumber must have a gas
I have several plumbers that we do gas pipe for, since they do not have the
licence.....you MIGHT want to try a local HVAC outfit, as here, when you get
your licence for that, its normally included in the ticket.
Did my gas log and bar bq grill with black pipe. Gas guys gave it there
blessing. Bought a pipe vice.cutter and a threader and still saved a bunch.
OP said he would have to drive 3 hours for parts. I would drive 3 hours for
this. Firsr I would see what I could scrounge locally.
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