Galvinized pipe fittings for Natural Gas???

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Old 01-21-09, 05:34 AM
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Galvinized pipe fittings for Natural Gas???

Is it acceptable to use galv. pipe fittings for a gas line?

All the pipe fitting I have ever done for gas has been black. Its just what we use, but I have some galv. fittings here at the house. If its OK to use them w/ gas then it will save me from buying new. (from the supply house as Big Boxes only carry cheap China fittings which I don't want in my home gas system!)

I thought I had heard something in the past about not mixing galv. fittings w/ nat. gas. Any body have any idea?
 
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Old 01-21-09, 07:59 AM
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it is the exact same pipe but one has a specia coating. nothing against it is the codes i know of
 
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Old 01-21-09, 11:29 AM
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Talking w/ my buddy at work....

Right, its the same pipe and can be used in a gas line BUT...
The galv. coating could flake off and clog up your gas works.


So I guess I'll be buying some new black fittings!
 
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I know that in NY, even the Gas Crews use only black pipe when installing a service. Take a look around, and I'll bet you'll see rusty pipes on both sides of the gase meter.
 
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Galv. on gas pipe

Milemaker13: There are many jurisdictions in the US that allow galv. on gas pipe, unless you are getting a permit I would use it. If you call your local code office, they may allow it also.Beer 4U2
 
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Old 01-21-09, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Milemaker13 View Post
Talking w/ my buddy at work....

Right, its the same pipe and can be used in a gas line BUT...
The galv. coating could flake off and clog up your gas works.


So I guess I'll be buying some new black fittings!
i have never heard that. since gas into a house is normally ounces and water pressure is pounds i would think that isnt a problem and i have never incountered it
 
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