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    Flexible gas line mounted to Water Heater

    Just wondering if it is bad to have a flexible gas line mounted to the water heater with metal brackets and screws. I had a new furnace and central A/C put in and everything looks great. The water heater and gas line was in the way so they moved it and reattached with a flexible gas line. Is it bad to have screws with brackets right into the water heater? Kind of surprised me a little. Thanks

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    Teddy,

    We need some pictures of the unit in question.
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    Pictures

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    Thats CSST, its legal.
    The screws in the water heater jacket don't look good. But as long as the screws aren't 1", they aren't hurting anything.

    But, your water heater needs the Temperture Pressure Relief valve piped to the floor.
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    correction it needs to termanate no less than 6 inches from the floor and is not to be piped directly in to any floor drain.
    at least in maine thats code

    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    Thats CSST, its legal.
    The screws in the water heater jacket don't look good. But as long as the screws aren't 1", they aren't hurting anything.

    But, your water heater needs the Temperture Pressure Relief valve piped to the floor.

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    I just didn't bother to give him clearances. His code may require closer then national.

    In one township here, I have to be closer then the rest.
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    The product used is technically not a flex line, which in most jurisdictions is limited to 3-feet. What was used is called corregated stainless steel and again, depending on the jurisdiction, can be used in the fashion it was. As a matter of professionalism, we normally hard pipe up to the ceiling and adapt to CSS from there. But that's just our company preferrence and not a code thing.
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    Although the screw are probably not long enough to hit tank, that is still an idiot manuever.

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    Thanks

    When I noticed it I was a little worried. Fortunitly my water heater has 2" insulation around the tank. Anyone ever seen anything like it?

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    can you show pictures where the csst feeds off the black iron gas line? and some of the csst running up near the flue.

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