gas pipe to water heater

Old 09-20-05, 08:40 PM
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gas pipe to water heater

Hello all,
sorry if this was covered recently, but my search efforts were fruitless.
On the buyers home inspection, the inspector noted a problem with the gas lines into the water heater:
"Fuel supply: marginal. gas; rigid steel; galvanized. not allowed in gas applications"
This unit was installed before we bought the house. The unit is about 10 years old. there is a shut-off valve about 15" upstream of the heater itself.
What is this guy looking for? Does there need to be a flex segment?
Any help regarding what the wonderful city and county of Denver might have to say about it may help also.
Old 09-21-05, 03:54 AM
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At least one part of your question has been discussed. You will have to call your local plumbing code office or gas company to find out what their regulations and requirements are. In Ohio, where I was from, galvanized was not allowed in gas service lines. Florida and Arkansas use it a lot. A flexible gas connector is helpful when changing a heater but have not seen it in a code that I have worked under. Since we are from all over the world, it's always best to check local codes. Good luck.

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