Brass Gas Lines

By
Home Inspector with Merino's Home Inspection & Education Inc.

There are some older brass gas connectors (lines) that can cause injury or death. The connectors have not been made for at least 20 years, but some are still in use. The way the tubing was joined to the end pieces has a flaw that may cause gas leaks, fires, or explosions. You will recognize the the flawed brass connector because it is all brass in color (tubing and end pieces). If you are not sure if you have the connector in question, replace it anyway. They should be replaced IMMEDIATELY with a new plastic coated brass or stainless steel connector. 

Comments (2)

Rich Mielke
REMAX Results, Frederick MD - Frederick, MD
REALTOR, Frederick Maryland Real Estate

I had one of those old brass ones on my old gas clothes dryer and the appliance store would not install my new dryer with it.

Jan 11, 2009 01:28 PM
Michael Merino
Merino's Home Inspection & Education Inc. - Oak Forest, IL
Orland Park Ill Home Inspector

Rich- The installer did his job correctly. He/She had you safety in mind, Kudos to them.

Jan 11, 2009 01:32 PM