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should i chose black pipe nipples for gas piping

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.

RE: should i chose black pipe nipples for gas piping

Galvanized pipe will work but it will have a limited lifetime as galvanized pipe is susceptible to corrosion and scaling.

The plumbing industry seems to moving to PEX.

RE: should i chose black pipe nipples for gas piping

Correcting my post above to make it more explanatory:

Galvanized pipe will work for water service but galvanized pipe will have a limited lifetime as galvanized pipe is susceptible to corrosion and scaling when used for water service.

The plumbing industry seems to moving to PEX for water service.

Quote (https://www.uponor-usa.com/residential-plumbing.as...)

PEX

You may use GasFlex for gas service:

Quote (http://www.gasflex.com/)

GasFlex

Some areas allow galvanized pipe for gas service as well.

Tip: Always check local code requirements to confirm that the materials you select meet required standards.

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