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Old 10-13-2011, 10:19 AM   #1
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I've searched this forum and google and haven't been able to find anything current. I need to run a gas line from the water heater to the kitchen range. What is the latest on using gas poly piping inside a home and installation by a homeowner? I can run black pipe but thought I would look at other options. Thanks in advance for the help.

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Plastic pipe for gas is only approved for underground installations. As for whether you can install gas lines as a homeowner, that is a question for your local gas regulatory body, as it varies by location.

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Some things are just not work taking the chance on....biggest issue is someone driving a nail into a wall and putting a hole in the poly gas line.....

One of the reasons I'm doing copper in the 2-story addition of my house.....my wife loves to hang her paintings.....why take a chance on one of her nails going through a piece of PEX.....
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Some things are just not work taking the chance on....biggest issue is someone driving a nail into a wall and putting a hole in the poly gas line.....

One of the reasons I'm doing copper in the 2-story addition of my house.....my wife loves to hang her paintings.....why take a chance on one of her nails going through a piece of PEX.....

Plus, it's completely against code.
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No POLY gas pipe in the house, and personally I don't like the stuff at all. If the warehouse mistreated it before they gave it to ya, and you happen to need to put one of their (really expensive) o-ring fittings right where there's a nick or even a small scratch on the outside of the tubing, you're never going to get it to stop leaking.
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Thanks for the responses. Black pipe it is.

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