Can you cut with regular pipe cutterAsked by Bob April 1, 2021
Hi, Bob - We highly recommend the use of a tube cutter as shown on homedepot.com. Here the link to copy/paste in your browser:
Not quite sure what "regular pipe cutter" means, but if it's a rotating blade that is tightened at each revolution around the pipe, that should work. Thanks.
Is this stuff UV resistant? Can it be exposed to weather? Can it be used to connect appliances to...Asked by MikeDrums February 27, 2021
Hi, MikeDrums - CSST is designed mostly for indoor use and, as such, doesn't have much UV protection. If used outdoors and/or underground, it should not be exposed to sunlight and is suggested to be in a watertight, non-metallic conduit (like PVC). It can be used to connect to appliances so long as it is done in accordance with our Design & Installation Manual available by copying/pasting this link: http://homeflex.com/downloads/HOME-FLEX_Installation_Manual.pdf. Thanks.
can this be used outside of a garage wall can it be used on an exterior wall outsideAsked by Jimbo February 13, 2021
Hi, Jimbo - Even though CSST is primarily for indoor use, there are a few provisions for its use outdoors. Check HomeFlex.com for the CSST design & installation manual. First, if used outdoors, it should be protected from the sun and crush by putting it in a non-metallic shield (PVC) where the ID of the pipe s at least 1/2" larger than the OD of the CSST. Further, there should be no fittings inside the sleeve. Also, the ends of the sleeve should be closed to make it watertight. If buried, it should be done per local codes (burial depth, watertight sleeve, etc.). Should you have any questions, please contact our Technical Service Department (Jon or Dave) M-F 8a - 5p Pacific time @ (661) 257-3923 x 1010 or 1026. Thanks.
Can this be run under crawl space?Asked by Peter February 3, 2021
Yes it is possible to route CSST in a crawlspace as long as you do it in accordance with the HOME-FLEX System Design and Installation Manual and all of your local codes.
Above is a link to our manual. You can copy and paste it into your browser.
I only need 6 feet in length. Dies tnis come less than 25 feet?Asked by Goltmier January 25, 2021
Hi, Goltmier - It is not sold by the foot. 25' is the shortest length available.
This for undergroundAsked by Richard December 14, 2020
Hi, Richard - No, for the most part, CSST is for indoor use only, not for direct burial. Home Flex Underground is great for that. The only way CSST can be buried is if it was in a non-metallic water-tight sleeve (PVC). Check out the Underground Design & Installation Manual for details on that product. http://homeflex.com/downloads/HOME-FLEX_Underground_Manual.pdf
Does this have the same capacity as 3/4" black pipe?Asked by Jack November 29, 2020
Hi, Jack - No, 3/4" black pipe would have more flow capacity than our corresponding 3/4" CSST. For instance, if you look at our HomeFlex CSST Design & Installation manual (available at HomeFlex.com), page 49 chart 7.11 shows the flow capacity of schedule 40 metallic pipe. A 10' run of 3/4" would yield enough gas to support 360k btu/h. Conversely, if you look at page 44 of the manual, table 7.1 shows a 10' run of 3/4" CSST to be 200k. So, even though the ID sizes are very close, the flow through each of the different types of pipe is very different.
What is the maximum working pressure?Asked by Bob November 20, 2020
Hi, Bob - The specification operating pressure is 25 psig. The max tested pressure is 125 psig. You can check out our website at HomeFlex.com and view all other product details. http://homeflex.com/downloads/HOME-FLEX_CSST_Tubing_Submittal.pdf. Thanks.
Is home flex compatible with tracpipe?Asked by Fixed November 17, 2020
Hi, Fixed. CSST tubing has various standards, but "dimension" isn't one of them. Therefore, manufacturers' measurements are minutely different and, in some cases, aren't compatible with other products. We recommend that if you use Home Flex tubing that you also use Home Flex fittings. Same with Tracpipe.
3/4 in. CSST x 75 ft. Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing - page 2
How do i connect 1/2 in tubing to my meter when the meter has a 1 in female connection point?Asked by Ry September 25, 2020
Hi, Ry - There are ways of reducing dimensions, but a larger concern is that it appears CSST was used in a below-ground application which CAN be done with several significant provisions. No direct burial. Since not much info is provided in your inquiry to provide meaningful suggestions, would it be possible for you to call our Valencia CA office? I'm Dave and can be reached at (661) 257-3923 x 1026 M-F 8a-2:30p. In the meantime, I invite you to check out both our HomeFlex Underground and CSST Design & Installation manuals. Here are the direct links to copy/paste: http://homeflex.com/downloads/HOME-FLEX_Installation_Manual.pdf http://homeflex.com/downloads/HOME-FLEX_Underground_Manual.pdf. Look forward to hearing from you so we can assist.