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should i chose black pipe nipples for gas piping

should i chose black pipe nipples for gas piping

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i have shifted to a new home and wondering which piping connection will suits best for my requirement. I have been using black pipe nipples from shanghai rolling threads since past 2 years and it worked perfectly fine for me. It just need to ask that either black pipes works exactly the same for water piping or should i choose some other option.

RE: should i chose black pipe nipples for gas piping

Black steel pipe is acceptable for gas pipe, but I would not use it for water pipe, nor is it allowed in the International Plumbing Code.

RE: should i chose black pipe nipples for gas piping

Black pipe would start leaking from corrosion within a few years of water service.

RE: should i chose black pipe nipples for gas piping

Black only for Gas
Galvanized only for Water

Using Galvanized on gas can result in zinc debris ending up clogging a valve or nozzle in your gas appliance.

RE: should i chose black pipe nipples for gas piping

Use copper for potable water. It is anti-microbial and is a proven winner.

As a side note, I grew up in a house with galvanized and black steel pipe for water and gas. No problems that I remember.

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