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It's very common to use either hard-drawn or soft-drawn copper for gas, whether natural gas or propane. Using it for long runs is not generally the greatest of ideas, but I don't think there are any laws against it - the issue with soft-drawn for long runs is the risk that some idjit will hang something really heavy from it & kink it or outright break ...


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I'm not sure exactly where this pipe is, or how far back the pipe runs. Though most codes now call for a shutoff valve be installed for each appliance, in the same room and within 6' of the appliance. I'm going to assume that the piece of pipe you're looking to replace, runs from the shutoff valve to the appliance (this might be a terrible assumption, but ...


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I had a hot water tank and a gas grill piped with copper tubing, and I was told it was against code to use copper pipe for gas. It had to be removed and replaced. From what I understand, there is a special metal gas pipe (it's black coated and sold at Lowe's in the plumbing dept). I live in Kansas, and perhaps the copper is illegal only in Kansas, but it ...



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