I need to understand this warning tag. Background is my gas meter was replaced the other day because of some new government regulations. I was told that the "street elbows are not allowed in the supply line according to code 6.14.7" that the current ones are illegal. My gas water heater that I rent from the gas company was replaced 1 1/2 years ago and the existing meter was replaced and moved outside back in the early 2000s and I want to know why the elbows wouldn't have been replaced at that time. The way I think it seems to me that they installed both the first new meter and the new water heater using an illegal supply line and therefore I should not have to pay for the work. I may be totally wrong there. The supply line is above my drywalled ceiling in the basement and the drywall has to be removed so they have access to the elbows or I will also be charged money for them to cut a hole in the ceiling as well as parts and labour for the replacement of the elbows.
For reference purposes, the meter is on the outside wall of the house and there is a supply line running in two directions from the meter. The first supply line runs along the outside wall to my gas pool heater and the second supply line runs through the wall of the house directly across the ceiling to the furnace where the supply line splits and one side goes to the furnace and the other supply line goes to the gas water heater.
I have a couple of questions
1. does anyone know when the law changed, making the old elbows illegal
2. I was originally told by the gas company who changed the meter the other day that the supply line affected was in the line that runs between the furnace and the water heater.Today I am told by the guys who came to give me a quote that the street elbows are in the main supply line between the meter and the furnace above the ceiling. I do not know if they looked outside and saw the pool heater out there. So
3. how many "street elbows" would there be? would it be everywhere along the supply line that an elbow
occurs or is there just one "street elbow"
I am sorry but I haven't a clue about gas lines and that's why I'm asking.
Thanks for anyone who can explain this to me.