Rated 2.8 out of 5Â by 4
Rated 5 out of 5Â by 1sidz Worked great
I had to run a new gas line to a relocated water heater. Was not excited about using black pipe so i thought I would give the csst a try.I ran 25 feet of gas line in 2 hours start to finish. It worked great with no leaks.I did use gas tape on every fitting even though they say you dont need it.
August 28, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Terex Nothing but Leaks
Alpha Flex (now called Home Flex) is a horrible system. The pipe is good, but the connection system was not well thought out. There is only one non-metallic washer that seals against the stainless steel pipe. Out of the six connections I made, I could only get one to seal so no bubbles appeared when performing the leak test. I cut off several connections and tried again.
When I disassembled the connections, everything looked smooth, but yet they still leaked. A couple connections were obviously deformed. When tightening the connections, the pipe folds back on itself and is supposed to create a smooth seal against the washer. I can appreciate the ingenuity of the system, but in four words: IT DOES NOT WORK!
I could not tighten the connections enough to stop the leaks.
I purchased Pro-Flex connectors from Lowe's and they are much better and easier to use. They come with a thick silicone washer to seal to the connector. I made an airtight connection on the first try. You also don't have to tighten the connections as much, just hand tight and then another 0.25-0.50 turn more.
October 13, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by RWZ1 Adapters are a problem
Adapters have a rubber gasket which is easily tore up when it interfaces with flexible natural gas line. Thus you have a major gas leak. Home Depot has a problem with selling this brand of adapter.
October 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Briandc Good product
Pretty easy to use. You have to watch out for the little rubber gasket as it can fall out and is very difficult to put back in. I wet it a little bit to make it slide easier on the CSST pipe.
July 9, 2013