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Old 02-14-2006, 04:51 PM   #1
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Hi all,

Can you tell me if I can only use black pipe for gas? I've heard that galvanized pipe is now alright to use too. I live in Chicago, and am curious. I heard a plumber in the hardware store say the either one is okay.

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Depends on your local code.
I grew up in the East Texas oil field, and there were a lot of homes with galvanized pipe (with pipe joint compound on the fittings) for natural gas.
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Hi all,

Can you tell me if I can only use black pipe for gas? I've heard that galvanized pipe is now alright to use too. I live in Chicago, and am curious. I heard a plumber in the hardware store say the either one is okay.

Thanks,m this is a helpful place.
I believe that is correct. I've been following a discussion on another forum and it seems the consensus is that galv is ok even though most of the guys thought it was not. i spoke to one of our plumging/ mech inspectors tonight and he said galv is ok here and I have never seen anyone use it. He also said tin line soft copper is allowed and i have never seen anyone use that in this area. He also said nat gas has varying moisture content depending on the supply and that ours is dry and never a problem with galv.

Flexible stainless with the yellow jacket is allowed but you have to be certified by the manufacturer.

He told me to check the International Gas code for allowable pipe. HS..
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