CSST or Black Pipe, which should i use?


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Old 05-11-10, 02:42 PM
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CSST or Black Pipe, which should i use?

If you were running gas lines in your house, which would you do, Black Pipe or CSST?

I am still trying to decide between which to have done and which is safer/better. DANG DECISIONS!!!

I am running it to a 50k btu stove and a 60k btu grill on the same line, that is 53 feet from the meter.

Thanks,

Scott
 
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Old 05-11-10, 07:56 PM
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CSST. Easy to work with and easy to install.
 
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I'd use black steel pipe because I know how to work with steel pipe. Theoretically CSST cannot even be purchased unless the purchaser has been to the manufacturer's school and learned how to make-up the connections. This is one product where you definitely do NOT want to try to learn on the job as a mistake could be deadly.
 
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Old 05-12-10, 07:50 AM
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Sorry I should have added that I am having this done, my wife will let me do many things but gas lines aren't one of them....

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I love CSST. The yellow outer covering identifies it as gas. The stainless interior is resistant to any chemicals in the gas. It never rusts. It is easy to install. The only drawback may be that it is more expensive than black iron.
 
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Well, I have never seen a nail driven through a black pipe!
 
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Old 05-13-10, 01:02 AM
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Your question was: 'what's safer/better'.

Black pipe - hands down. That's what I ran in my house. As 594tough mentioned, you'll never get a nail through it. I bet I could push a nail thru CSST by hand.
 
 

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