Gas Appliance Connector Safety and Interior Piping Safety
It is always important to check your appliance connections. Gas connectors need to be inspected regularly and replaced as needed. Some flexible connectors manufactured between 1970 and 1980 may fail over time and need replacing.
If you feel a connector needs to be replaced, DO NOT attempt to do it yourself. Have a qualified professional check your connector and replace it if needed. A brittle connector can fail with minimal movement. It is a good idea to replace flexible connectors every ten years.
If you have your gas appliances disconnected for any reason, the gas connectors should always be removed and the fuel lines should be plugged and capped.
Another safety tip to remember – Gas lines should never be used for storage. Items hanging from a fuel line can stress the joints in the pipes and cause gas leaks.