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Copper on Gas....

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kcopp
kcopp Member Posts: 4,448
I recently was down in Savanah, GA...I noticed that they allow gas piping to be installed w/ sweat/ soldered fittings.
I also have seen this done over in the UK....
How can this be?
Seems like so many issues could happen.
Being from New England this would never fly...
Why is it Ok there?

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  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,397
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    Sweated or Silfossed?
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
  • kcopp
    kcopp Member Posts: 4,448
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    Sure looks like solder to me... In the UK its solder for sure.
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,397
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    Silfos is allowed. Never seen soft solder - at least not legally.
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,913
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    You're allowed to braze gas pipe?
    Can it be soft tubing?
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  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,397
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    ChrisJ said:

    You're allowed to braze gas pipe?
    Can it be soft tubing?

    Check with your local gas supplier. Some won't allow copper because of the sulfide content.

    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
  • lchmb
    lchmb Member Posts: 2,997
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    actually I believe code allows for the use of silver soldier on gas piping... must be 100%