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Racer 01-04-2007 07:22 PM

Question about protecting CSST gas line
I am working on insulating and dry walling my garage. Between 2 of the studs we have our gas line. It comes in from the meter and then is connected to the yellow CSST gas hose and runs up the wall into the attic. Right at the junction of the meter and the flex hose is a steel plate for protection, but there is nothing else. Should anything be used to keep a nail or a screw from hitting this hose? I want to make sure I do it right before putting up the dry wall.

Thanks for any advice.


Ron The Plumber 01-04-2007 07:53 PM

Nail plate all points the line passes though at, ie... studs, bottom plates, top plates, if a drywall screw can reach it, nailpate it.

Racer 01-05-2007 07:11 AM

Top and bottom do have plates, but there is about 8 feet where it runs up the wall between the 2x4 studs and it is just open. Do I make sure the line is tucked as far back on the wall as possible and let it go from there or does the line itself need a sheething or something over it.



Ron The Plumber 01-05-2007 07:50 AM

Is not needed unless your bad at finding the stud in the wall where the screws will go in at.

Racer 01-05-2007 10:36 AM

Actually I was more worred about someone hanging something on the wall there and putting a nail through. I mean I will know basically where the line runs, but if we sell the house, the next owner might drive a nail through the wall and hit the line.

plumber jay 01-05-2007 03:49 PM

If it is running loose in the wall a nail or screw would probably deflect off of it.

Ron The Plumber 01-05-2007 04:58 PM

Secure it with a strap back in the wall against the stud.

eric s 01-08-2007 08:04 PM

What if someone used a sawzaw horizontally. Not likely...this is just a what if.

Ron The Plumber 01-08-2007 08:20 PM

What if there is a earthquake tomarrow and the wall falls down.

If your going to worry about protection of this gas line, you might as well worry about everything else in the walls as well, electric, cable, telephone, plumbing, and how many gray hairs do you have now?

terrynistler 01-10-2007 03:19 PM

Ron is pretty much totally on target. Ray has the better installation though the nail will deflect. During training for installation it needs only be protected at top and bottom plates and during bends that would force it to not move or to lie against the wall coverings. For a hundred years we try and try to protect things against damage but that is impossible. I have done a lot of service calls where someone has not taken the effort to think and just grabbed a sawzall and went to town. If we have to plan against every eventuality how much do you think you would then pay for a plumber or other tradesperson. How much would you pay for your house? That is a lot of the reason tradespeople are well worth there money. We have already seen just about any crazy thing people can actually do and learn from it. Oh my the stories we could tell.

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