Yellow Gas Piping in Your Home May Pose a Safety Risk

DOVER, DE – The Delaware Department of Insurance, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) and the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) are teaming up to educate homeowners on a potential safety risk involving yellow flexible gas piping. The gas piping is known as corrugated stainless steel tubing, or “yellow CSST.”

“Homes with yellow CSST are at risk of perforation to the gas line caused by lightning strikes which could cause gas leaks or fires,” says Insurance Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart. “If you are unsure as to whether your home has CSST or whether it has been properly bonded and grounded, contact a licensed electrician to arrange for a professional inspection.”

Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (CSST) - The New Gas Line ...

A few months ago, I wrote a blog about how great PEX tubing, and today I will discuss the equivalent for gas piping - pipes corrugated stainless steel, which is commonly known as CSST. It is a product that can be used to distribute natural gas or propane throughout the buildings.

A very brief history of the CSST

The main attraction of the CSST, that it is flexible and relatively easy to install compared to the standard gas piping.The gas connections to the pipework must be screwed laboriously, and the pipe itself must be measured, cut, bored, threaded, then cleaned. With the CSST tubing just gets cut to length and a fitting attached to the end. It is easy to understand why it has become a popular product.

Lawyers, Lightning and Building Codes

  1. CSST is a flexible, stainless steel pipe used to supply natural gas and propane in residential, commercial and industrial structures. Coated with a yellow or occasionally black exterior plastic coating, CSST is usually routed beneath, through and
  2. "FlashShield is the only one [to meet the higher tests]," Carpenter says, referring to a specific brand of higher-standard CSST black pipe that uses materials - similar to those that help protect airplanes - to metallically "jacket" the pipe. At least
  3. NBC 5 won three awards in the large-market television categories: One for continuing coverage for “Fire in the Attic,” a series of reports on the potential dangers of yellow CSST (corrugated stainless steel tubing), a material used to pipe gas in some
  4. Lightning's extreme electrical energy can induce destructive power surges through home circuitry and appliances, burn holes in CSST gas piping, explode brick and roofing materials and ignite deadly home fires. For homeowners who don't want to play the 
  5. Lightning's extreme electrical charge can induce destructive power surges through home circuitry, burn holes in CSST gas piping, explode brick and roofing materials and ignite home fires. For homeowners who don't want to play the odds with lightning,