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Polyethylene pipe tubing and fittings (PE)

Discussion in 'Fuel Gas Codes' started by linnrg, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. linnrg

    linnrg Sawhorse

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    This material is approved for use for natural gas in both the UPC and the IFGC.

    Are any of you seeing this being installed on the interior gas piping? Are there any requirements to observe or inspect the heat fusion.
     
  2. Pcinspector1

    Pcinspector1 Platinum Member

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    I believe GasCo using it to supply homes in the utility but haven't seen it inside. I see CSST yellow and black jacket being used inside.
     
  3. cda

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    Not my area

    Question

    Does it have to be

    Listed for underground use?


    Listed for above ground use?????!
     
  4. steveray

    steveray Sawhorse

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    I thought it was only allowed underground....Steel risers coming up.....Used it for my garage feed
     
  5. linnrg

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    I too have only seen it underground
     
  6. linnrg

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    found it
    UPC 1210.7 "... outdoors, underground only"
    IFGC 404.15.1 "... outdoors underground only."

    I think the guy that told me they were using it indoors back in the midwest must have confused it with coated CSST
     
  7. ICE

    ICE Moderator

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    This where it enters the garage:

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    Here it is running across ceiling joist on it's way to the house:

    49479873547_205ae64a45_b.jpg

    And here we are at the kitchen:

    49479172323_9831a42c56_b.jpg

    There's nail plates over the iron pipe but not the polyethylene.
     
    #7 ICE, Feb 2, 2020
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2020
  8. Gregg Harris

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    That is Gastite product for underground use only and as stated must be terminated with metal rise outside
     

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