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    Default copper section betweem black iron

    hey all

    is this proper and to code

    thanks

    cvf

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    Default Re: copper section betweem black iron

    CVF,

    In my area, copper is not acceptable for use with natural gas.

    Is that really copper? I don't recall ever having seen threaded copper. It doesn't look like brass (too copper-y colored).

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    Default Re: copper section betweem black iron

    gunnar

    don't know what it is but looks like copper--guess i should have looked closer--but furnace was 1983 rheem--so stated over life expectancy--have hvac guy evaluate

    thanks

    cvf


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    Cool Re: copper section betweem black iron

    I think its just red brass that has aged a bit. Brass is fine--that's what the shutoffs are made of. Speaking of shutoffs, I hope you called for the replacement of that clunker serving the WH.

    What does that ss flex connector serve? I don't see a sediment trap before it.

    Also, inadequate service access in front of the WH

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    Default Re: copper section betweem black iron

    My guess it is brass too.

    In my area, copper is allowed to be used for natural gas. One of the gas providers also says that sediment traps are not needed.


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    Default Re: copper section betweem black iron

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Feldmann View Post
    One of the gas providers also says that sediment traps are not needed.
    The gas control valve manufacturers and OEM equipment/appliance manufacturers often say differently (Standards for safety,fuel gas codes) for automatically operated appliances (boilers, furnaces, water heaters, etc.).

    Are you completely sure they aren't referring to "drip legs or drip traps" in such a statement ('dry' gas); or they aren't referencing the non-requirement for a sed trap for most controlled/attended operation appliances (cook tops, ranges, ovens, log sets, log lighters, fireplaces, stoves, clothes dryers, grills, decorative appliances, illumination devices, etc.).


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    Default Re: copper section betweem black iron

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Harper View Post
    What does that ss flex connector serve? I don't see a sediment trap before it.
    Didn't he tell us the 'red brass', as you identified ir (to valve to SS appliance connector) was supplying a nearly 20 y.o. Rheem furnace in post #3?


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    Default Re: copper section betweem black iron

    I also think its a good call on the brass nipple. Its funny how the other things just start getting told and noticed. Gotta luv it.


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