Yesterday evening I did an inspection in which there had been some “weekend warrior” renovation done on the house. One of the issues was a water heater gas line which was evidently 1/2" outer diameter flexible copper piping, which ran along the floor, up a bit behind the unit, down almost to the floor alongsicde the unit, and up to a short length of proper rigid gas line to the controls.
Obviously this is an improper installation, and I told my clients the line should be run with rigid gas line with a “drip leg,” and would get info as to how significant it really is.
How big an issue is this, really, and why? It’s not that all that difficult to correct, but the water heater appears to be working fine as it is, and I don’t want to make a mountain out of a mole hill or gloss over a potentially dangerous condition.