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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful.
I bought this along with some other fittings and CSST tubing as part of some work to extend a gas line out to my grill, and it works great. A bit pricey, but very much worth it when black iron would be a nightmare to install. The fittings were well labeled, the instructions were clear and easy to follow, and it all worked the first time without any leaks or problems. If you are at all mechanically inclined, and have had any experience working with installing black iron fittings that need to be leak-free (gas lines, compressed air lines, etc.) you should be able to make this work without any problems. Take note of the torque ratings on the fittings, and the proper assembly process. If you follow the instructions, it's easy. If you starting winging it, you will likely have trouble.
The initial metal ring you have to install has to be spread by hand quite far to fit over the tubing. Go slow and open it just enough to get it on. Don't be a gorilla.
The fittings larger than 1/2" require a _very_ large sized wrench to properly tighten them down. I had to go out and buy a larger adjustable wrench and borrow a larger one from a friend so I'd have two properly sized wrenches for the 3/4" fittings I was using. They are nicely machined brass fittings and I didn't want to tear them up or risk distorting them by using a pipe wrench. This is not a ding against the fittings or the CSST tubing, just an item of note when considering your available tools. I've got a pretty well stocked tool box, so this caught me off guard. On the plus side, I now have a very large shiny new wrench to use on other projects...
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
This stuff is awesome., really
This stuff is awesome., really. ... there is no easier way to run a gas line.
I am using this simply as a gas-line extension along a wall for a BBQ Grill, very quick and easy solution.
The fitting are a bit expensive, but considering you would probably spend the same money for MORE fittings with steel pipe. . . not to mention the headache of closing multiple joints . . . its worth it.
Only concern with this stuff is puncture resistance, installing this behind a wall (like inside a house / kitchen wall) would concern me because a simple drywall screw would probably easily puncture it.... not all that easily , but easily enough to be of concern. . . that being said if you stick to common sense it should be safe.
The fittings are easy to install, your local home depot usually has a free installation hand-book next to the fittings, and there are numerous videos on youtube.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful. See all 10 customer reviews...
Works great; Must be buried or Under Building
By Amazon Customer
I purchased this to run from propane tank to backup generator. It seems very sturdy and durable to me and the price is right. However, the local propane company informed me that because it is made of flexible links, even though it is sheathed stainless steel, it cannot be direct buried but must either run inside another pipe (plastic probably ok) or be above ground under a building. They claim that rocks etc. could puncture the pipe over time. They also say there needs to be a solid riser tube at either end.
So far everything works great, but I may have to dig it up and modify the installation some day (especially if the propane company refuses to fill my tank.)Also, be very careful with the fittings on either end. They need to be installed separately and correctly. So far I don't have any leaks.