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    Default Natural gas flex connector

    Does anyone know what's the purpose of the metal ring on natural gas flex connectors?

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    This metal (aluminum?) ring is movable along the connector, but it's captive and can't be removed out, unless cut.

    I've been using gas connectors for years, and it's time to find out what this ring is for. Any ideas?

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    Default Re: Natural gas flex connector

    I wonder if its left over from manufacturing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRemodeler View Post
    I wonder if its left over from manufacturing.
    They all seem to have it, regardless the manufacturer.

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    I have an answer about the ring on gas connector, for those who care to know.

    According to BrassCraft, one of the manufacturers, the ring has product info. However, they stopped this ring some 20 years ago and provide the info on the connector itself. I still see plenty of those rings around.

    Gas connectors are one time item, meaning, if you replace the fixture, you should install a new connector, according to BrassCraft...

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    Default Re: Natural gas flex connector

    Thanks, but I'm still wanting more for some odd reason.

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    Default Re: Natural gas flex connector

    According to me, the most of gas connections need to be metal and they connections aren't to be used with equipment with castors, they'll fatigue and leak.
    Last edited by martindevid5; 10-25-2012 at 02:38 AM.

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