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Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by OregonContractor Great alternative to rigid piping
I put this in my crawlspace to replace old rigid piping. This made the job go much quicker in the confined space with many wires, ducts, and plumbing already in place. You need to buy their cutter so as someone who will not do this as a trade that was a expensive add-on but still cheaper than measuring and having multiple black pipe pieces threaded. I would like to have seen better instructions about code issues regarding how often it has to be strapped to framing.
All in all this is a great product. I need to upgradeto 1" pipe from 50 year old 3/4" black pipe because I needed to increase volume of gas flow for a new tankless water heater. The fact that the wall is so thin helps with that increased volume.
To install you use the cutter to cut the pipe. Then use a knife to
December 15, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Tom Bad Design
Let me say first that I owned a marine repair company and worked as a pipefitter so I know how to install fittings.
First problem - The problem with these is that when you cut the plastic back (2 valleys) you have to slide the connector over the plastic in order to clamp the retainer ring. This tears up the O-ring inside and causes leaks. Bad, bad design.
Second problem is that after I installed the line and started to check for leaks I heard a hissing sound and gas was pouring in my house! There was a pinhole in the CSST about a foot away from the connector end. All I did was slide the CSST through a hole in the wall. Either it came to me defective or this stuff is so fragile that brushing the outer jacket up against the wall while putting it through the hole caused the damage. Either way this stuff is WAY to fragile for me to trust my life, and the life of my family. I returned and am going back to pipe....
November 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Plumbking Easy Purchase
Easy to use product. Delivered as advertised for the best price available
June 1, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Scoop Easy to run, be careful with connections
Much much much easier to run than black iron pipe. Just make sure when you cut the pipe it is a perfect cut - clean and not crimped. I had a big leak at first, recut the line and it went away. Also be sure to watch the video - there's a specific way to tighten the fittings so that you don't damage the compression surface and cause a leak.
April 14, 2015