Originally Posted By: mgorecki
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Recently at a relative’s party, I noticed in the finished basement a wall-mounted area heater that runs on natural gas was being fed by a 30-foot run of flexible yellow gas pipe. This is not the stuff used on dryers or stoves, it has a smooth plastic yellow jacket, stainless steel liner, and is just over 1" O.D. The rest of the house has standard black pipe for all gas runs. Some questions:
1. I heard it is very new, and you must be "schooled" on it to install it. The installation is in Illinois. I've never seen it at big orange or Lowes.
Does it have a trade name?
2. PRO: Long runs, no joints to worry about . CON: Would appear to be easy to accidentally put a nail through it. Is this stuff legal in Ill? If not, where?
3. Ok, there is no third question, except that obviously I'm clueless on this, and if I ever run into it on an inspection I would have to do some fast research and ammend the report later, which I don't want to do. My insticts tell me it's not as safe as black pipe. My brain is telling me I'm missing some new product that saves time and money and is safe, since there are no joints to worry about. What's the scoop? I'll try to get a photo if that would help. Thanks for any comments!