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Is it acceptable to use a copper flex line at hte gas supply for the water heater? Since it has no drip leg how does this affect the unit?

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Schedule K Copper is used worldwide as piping for natural gas. Call the local gas supplier and ask them if they approve the use of copper.

I used it in my house. It beats having couplings in the wall

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Is it acceptable to use a copper flex line at hte gas supply for the water heater? Since it has no drip leg how does this affect the unit?

Thank you

If the copper flex is listed for gas (not the stuff listed for water) and if your local authority allows copper gas lines, there's nothing wrong with it. There's no reason why you can't use a sediment trap in conjunction with flex gas pipe. They're not mutually exclusive.

- Jim Katen, Oregon

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Is it acceptable to use a copper flex line at hte gas supply for the water heater? Since it has no drip leg how does this affect the unit?

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Chad is correct, however the copper line should either have a yellow strip all ready on it denoting gas or painted yellow, my first experience with this was in 1982, this is supposed to help prevent the plumber from tapping into the gas line to supply water to the ice dispenser, or any other need for water.

A lot of plumbers have moved on to the stainless steel line that have a yellow vinyl coating on them.

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Tim

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Chad is correct, however the copper line should either have a yellow strip all ready on it denoting gas or painted yellow, my first experience with this was in 1982, this is supposed to help prevent the plumber from tapping into the gas line to supply water to the ice dispenser, or any other need for water.

A lot of plumbers have moved on to the stainless steel line that have a yellow vinyl coating on them.

There's also a flexible copper product out there that comes with a yellow plastic jacket -- very similar to CSST only flexible copper.

- Jim Katen, Oregon

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