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Old 07-17-2008, 07:54 AM   #16
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Can cast-iron natural gas line be changed to copper?

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...What brand of CSST did you buy?
It was Pro-Flex from Tru-Flex. For others that may be interested, here's a fantastic PDF that discusses the need/considerations for grounding.

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Old 07-23-2010, 11:51 AM   #17
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Can cast-iron natural gas line be changed to copper?

The fittings are actually malleable black iron on your existing pipe. Cast iron fittings are only used in conjuction with waste and vent systems and fire protection (sprinkler) systems. If you go with black iron, be sure to specify malleable fittings. And with CSST, hire a certified proffessional. It may be easy to buy it at a home center but it's VERY dangerous stuff if not installed to the manufacturer's specifications.
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Old 07-24-2010, 08:11 AM   #18
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Can cast-iron natural gas line be changed to copper?

Not knocking "KC's" info by any means: Here, Albany, GA., you can buy the CSST tubing, fittings, etc., and the infamous "instruction book" at our local Lowe's, and Home Depot. BUT--City and County regulations covering gas/gas piping installations still require a "gas fitter plumber License" run Natural or LP gas lines into existing or new construction---Go Figure. How can these places sell this material if the local codes actually DO NOT ALLOW a DIY/homeowner to use it?
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Old 07-25-2010, 06:55 PM   #19
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It's not illegal to SELL the stuff, it's illegal to install it by code if you are not a licensed Plumber!!! Home centers are NOT prohibited from selling anything. The law is written to prevent installation of illegal materials or non certified individuals by requiring that ALL materials within certain trades be installed by STATE LICENSED PROFESSIONALS. That being the case, the licensed professionals will not purchase for installation any materials which are 1) NOT LEGAL TO INSTALL AND 2) WHICH THEY ARE NOT CERTIFIED TO INSTALL. Home center is now off the hook. Handy man who doesn't understand why he cannot legally do everything the certified professional does is now in violation of the law. (If there is enforcement, he is fined or jailed).

Since there is NO enforcement in most states, Joe Handy thrives, the consumer gets illegal and potentially dangerous installations and the professional plumber dies on the vine. Great system for Joe. Very bad for the consumer.
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Old 07-25-2010, 07:14 PM   #20
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It appears your beam is sagging in the middle some, may want to check it compared to the loads here: http://ftp.resource.org/bsc.ca.gov/t...2_page0376.pdf

And joists too, if making that space a room: http://www.awc.org/calculators/span/...orizontal+Span

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