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Good and Bad Connectors

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Gas appliance connectors are corrugated metal tubes used to connect gas appliances to fuel supply pipes. Some older brass connectors have come apart, causing a gas leak leading to fires and explosions.

Examples of unacceptable uncoated brass appliance connectors:

Tubing has broken off the end piece broken off tubing
Tubing has corroded, causing a hole tubing, corroded
No visible defect, although all uncoated brass connectors need to be replaced    uncoatedbrass, no defect

Examples of acceptable appliance connectors:

Uncoated, stainless steel connector Uncoated Stainless
Coated stainless steel connector Coast SSConnector
Coated stainless steel connector Coast SS Connector2

All appliances should be inspected for uncoated brass appliance connectors. Most dryers, ranges, ovens and cook tops have flexible appliance connectors as opposed to hard piping. 

Dryer with uncoated brass connector - unacceptable Uncoated brass dryer
Dryer with coated stainless steel connector - acceptable dryer uncoated SS
Stove with uncoated brass connector - unacceptable stove, uncoated brass
Stove with uncoated stainless steel connector - acceptable stove, uncoated SS