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Burning Down The House: Latent CSST Danger Seen For Homeowners, Businesses

It is two o’clock in the morning. A thunderstorm crackles in the distance, providing the perfect weather for a deep sleep. That is, unless your business or home contains a building product known as corrugated stainless steel tubing.

At a moment’s notice, a gas-fed blaze may destroy your property.

In fact, the National Electric Code and National Fuel Gas Code contain no guidance for the protection of gas systems from lightning energy because these systems enjoyed the historically safe protection of black iron pipe which, over a period of more than 100 years of continuous use, has proven itself to be impervious to such electrical insults.

Empirical studies from experts estimate that CSST is over one million times more likely to fail than black iron pipe when exposed to the energy from indirect lightning.

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