2018 IFGC Amendments

Section 403.4.3 is amended to read as follows: No copper tubing will be used as gas piping materials in gas piping installations. Copper tubing will be allowed, however, as connector to any non-motorized appliance with a limit of three (3) feet in length and in the same room as the appliance. Any connection to a motorized appliance is not allowed unless the building official has given approval before the beginning of the installation. The copper tubing will not be allowed to penetrate any type of floors, walls, or ceilings.

All other corrugated stainless-steel tubing will be allowed for gas piping installations as stated in Section 403.5.4 of the International Fuel Gas Code, 2018 edition, and within the manufacturer’s specifications. However, no corrugated stainless-steel tubing will be allowed to be installed in an area that is not protected from the weather and/or sunlight.