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
  • Tubing has corroded, causing a hole
  • No visible defect, although all uncoated brass connecters need to be replaced

Examples of acceptable appliance connectors:

  • Uncoated, stainless steel connector
  • Coated stainless steel connector

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.