greetings, i will be installing a new gas stove in out kitchen which
means that i will have to pipe over some natural gas. i am considering
connecting 3 five foot lenghts of the flexibale gas lines i can purchase
at home depot instead of paying someone to hardpipe (?) it. i have a
connection in my gas line before it gets to the furnace that i want to
tap into. the connection has a threaded plug. does this seem like a good
idea? any possible code violations? what kind of thread sealant should i
use? stuff in a tube of the nylon tape stuff?
Salutations. Does that possible tapping point drop down from the supply
pipe? Could be a "mud" leg (a place for impurities to be deposited).
Rethink your consideration not to pay to have it done correctly.
Running three five-foot flexible connectors is _not_ the way to get the
gas to where you need it. Code violations? You betcha. Tom
code will vary depending on your location, BUT... this is a VERY bad
idea even if for some reason it isn't against the code. If you were to
do this, I strongly suspect that you and your family would soon become
an unfortunate example for the local authorities to update the codes.
Just hard pipe the job the way it should be done, please. It'd be a
shame to read about this in the news.
Figure out what pipe and fittings you need - go to a big box store and
do it. Do not use teflon tape on the joints and most places require
black pipe. Have moved many times around the country and have had to
add new lines for gas drier and grills - not a one failed housing
If you run flex through a wall/floor - that is asking for trouble.
There's a big difference between flexible gas pipe (corrugated
stainless steel) that can be used in place of rigid pipe, and flexible
gas appliance connectors that should only be used between the
appliance shut-off valve and the appliance.
But they still can't pass thru a floor without a proper fitting that is
made for that purpose.
The OP is talking about coupling appliance lines together not using
flexible service lines designed for that use.
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