Leaks at Corrugated Steel Piping Connections

Submitted by AaronLore on Mon, 02/21/2011 - 17:04.
I realize that new products are the future of building homes due to the shortage of some materials. What I don't get is when there is a new product being used we need to find a way to watch over installers for a while until they have become use to the new product. It seems as though a big majority of my gas piping inspections have turned up leaks at the connections. Because it is at the connections I am going to blame this problem on those who install the piping not the manufacturer. The big reason for using this product is because it saves so much time, but I wonder if being in hurry is always a good idea. Because I am a home inspector not a plumber I am not sure what is happening but I have to guess it is when they cut the pipe for installation into the connectors. Because I am getting so many leaks with this product I think it should be taken off the market or the installers overseen better.  Also there should be a recall or to inspect all corrugated gas piping that has been installed.

Submitted by AaronLore on Mon, 02/21/2011 - 17:04.