1 pointSure, I understand your position on that. You are saying the interior of the panel is not accessible because of the paint. And in a multi-family building, there would be the time factor to consider, because it can take a while to get that cover off. Even so, it is important for someone to open those panels up, so eventually there will be some cutting and scraping.
1 pointMy HVAC man says black, not galvanized, is the pipe for gas, as galvanized can flake off and cause problems. Suzanne, are you a designer? "Cathedral" type attic? Scissor trusses? If gas pipes supply appliances, why are they in the attic? Like the other replies, I do not get what the concern is.