This morning, GMA ran a story about a potentially deadly problem covering about 2 million homes in The US.
The problem stems from the usage of a "new" type of gas line being used called Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing, or CSST, which is used to bring Propane into the home for use in Fireplaces, water heaters, stoves, dryers , furnaces and any other appliance that uses propane gas.
The problem as reported is the thin wall construction and improper grounding of the pipe. The energy released by an indirect lightning strike can easily rupture the pipe, creating a leak, and an explosive situation.
A class action lawsuit has been settled without the manufacturer admitting culpability.However, more lawsuits are sure to follow.
The gas pipe in question can be identified by its yellow plastic covering and the manufacturers name (WardFlex)imprinted on it,