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ICE

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Gastitie CSST. I have written many corrections for exposed CSST such as is shown here. Apparently I have been wrong many times. I recently searched the installation instructions and did not find anything that would require protection of this CSST. I called Gastite and was advised that no protection is required for CSST that is indoors and exposed.



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It's strapped.....Where does the vertical gas line go?
The CSST extends through a ceiling and attic to a furnace.

I'm thinking that there must have been a time when the CSST had to be protected if less than 6' above the floor.

There definitly was a time when the electrical bonding jumper had to be a solid #6 conductor and now it can be stranded #6.
 
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Looks like a compliant install, you even have the yelow tag on the connection piece, did you follow the yellow CCST to the bonding point?

Where's fluffy at?
 

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The gas pipe does not have the #6 bonding jumper.

Rut row!

Theres usually a sediment trap or drip leg trap between the valve and flex pipe. But I have seen the trap omitted when using flex lines. Does Califorina have wet gas? or can the drip trap be omitted?
 

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Rut row!

Theres usually a sediment trap or drip leg trap between the valve and flex pipe. But I have seen the trap omitted when using flex lines. Does Califorina have wet gas? or can the drip trap be omitted?
Where I'm at in northern California we have extremely dry gas conditions so we can omit the "drips" per CPC 1210.6 or CMC 1310.8, but the way I read it the sediment trap is still required when "not incorporated as part of the appliance." I rarely see anything installed without a sediment trap, even though they are often not installed correctly.
 

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Joe B., Like you, we require sediment traps in our jurisdiction. (G2419.4)

We also do not allow the PTR pipe to have reverse slope, be trapped, and to discharge in a location that is "readily observable"... . (UPC 608.5, #8) (P2804.6.1, #7)
 

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Our meter enclosures are generally accessible...What do yours look like?
Here is a before and after. The terminals are the supply side of the meter. The latch at the bottom is where Edison places a seal. Edison places a seal to thwart theft.

Both of these pictures have a violation.


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This was presented as a rain-tight installation. The contractor stated that they do this all over southern California and this is the first time that it has been rejected. The inspector identified the material as duct sealant. The package or container has a UL mark on the label. The description that I found does mention preventing moisture from entering conduits, enclosures, etc. it also states for indoor use only.


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