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Flexible gas lines behid walls, up to code?

43154 Views 8 Replies 4 Participants Last post by  kenmac
I will be having a plumber doing some work in the garage for the heater. He tells me that he will be installing some flexible gas lines which are being currently used in new constructions and are approved for use behind the walls (not under the house). He tells me that this is much easier to install therefore it would cost less. I just want to verify that this type of flexible gas line is up to code and can be used behind the walls. I live in Southern California, so he said that this is a big plus specially when it comes to earthquakes since the lines won't break. Any info would be apreciated. By the way this is a licensed plumber if it makes any difference.
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I don't know what you mean about flexable pipe... Are you talking about this..........
Yes, good point .. The mfg requirs it to be grounded.........Check with the inspections dept. in your area. They allow it to be installed behind wall.. may not
While I don't know what they require in your area... Here any leak repairs etc, no permit... Running new gas lines require permit.... Of course, permits are a hassle at tmes & cost $
I know you are a inspector & a mod... But, just because someone doesn't get a permit / inspection doesn't mean they don't go by code (proper testing, installing ,etc,).... Some areas don't even have an inspections dept..I also understand / know that an insection is there to protect John Q. Public so, I not aganist it...Some of my best friends are local inspectors
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