How far can you run CSST gas line?

6 feet
Three- or six-foot long and accessible: The flexible connectors can’t go through walls, floors or ceilings, nor can they be concealed. The flexible connector length usually is limited to 3 feet except for gas ranges and clothes dryers. For these appliances, 6 feet generally is allowed.

Is Home Flex CSST safe?

Is CSST piping safe to use in my home? CSST is safe. CSST must be installed by a qualified professional and in accordance with the manufacturer’s design and installation guide and local codes, using proper procedures to bond the piping directly to the electrical service.

What sizes does CSST come in?

CSST is available in 3/8”, ½”, ¾”, 1”, 1-1/4”, 1-1/2”and 2”. It is also sized by EHD (equivalent hydraulic diameter). EHD is a theoretical size, which reflects the hydraulic performance or efficiency of the tubing.

Does Csst need to be grounded?

The CSST must be permanently bonded directly to the grounding electrode system of the electrical service of the home in which the CSST is installed.

Is yellow flexible gas line safe?

Are Flexible Gas Lines Dangerous? In short, flexible gas lines are perfectly safe as long as they’re properly installed. A CSST that is not correctly grounded or bonded can leak natural gas or become ignited, leading to a major fire hazard.

What is the difference between yellow and black CSST?

The black conductive jacket of CounterStrike® has been shown to be up to 400 times more resistant to the damaging effects of electrical energy than yellow CSST. It also lays straighter and pulls easier than yellow CSST.

Is CSST better than black pipe?

Black iron pipe can corrode and leak from thinning sidewalls. Black iron pipe is not listed to any national standards for gas piping. CSST piping can withstand the same forces of nature—earthquakes, lightning, tornados—that make black iron pipe crack. Most rigid steel pipe is made in Asia—with no quality control.

Does CSST gas line need to be bonded?

CSST needs to be bonded. If CSST is installed without being properly bonded to current standards, you have an increased risk for damage to the material from a nearby lightning strike. If CSST is damaged, it can leak gas and cause an explosion and/or a fire.

Is all CSST pipe the same?

Don’t Mix: CSST fittings aren’t interchangeable. Unlike heavy traditional rigid back pipe, CSST is a light and flexible gas piping system that goes by a variety of brand names in the U.S. market.