The HOME-FLEX Male Adapter allows you to quickly affix a CSST system to a gas source. Use with a HOME-FLEX manifold to expand your system. Can attach CSST either the beginning or end of a CSST system.
Very high quality brass construction
1/2 in. IPS diameter
For use with HOME-FLEX CSST systems
For use with natural gas or liquid propane
CSA and IAPMO certified
Not for use with Home Flex UNDERGROUND poly tubing.
HOME-FLEX Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (CSST) flexible gas piping material must be installed by a qualified installer who has been certified in the use of the HOME-FLEX gas piping system. Certification can be completed by reading the System Design and Installation Manual and registering with Valencia Pipe Company to obtain a qualified installer card. Register at homeflex.com; "Get Certified" option.
Some areas of the United States do not allow installation of CSST for fuel gas piping systems. It is the installer's responsibility to check and understand all codes governing the location of installation prior to installing HOME-FLEX CSST. See specifics in the HOME-FLEX System Design & Installation Manual available for viewing or download at homeflex.com.
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.
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Jan 13, 2022
Jan 12, 2022
Not the best product on market, nor is the tubing....
Not the best product on market, nor is the tubing.
Response from VPC, Home-Flex ExpertJan 13, 2022
Hi, Dennis - We're sorry our CSST product isn't to your satisfaction. Given that we don't get too many 1-star reviews, if you're willing to share details, I (Dave) can be reached at (661) 257-3923 x 1026 M-F 8a - 2:30p Pacific time. Thanks!