Construction Defect Center Launches A National Awareness Initiative About Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (CSST) And Wants To Hear From Homeowners Who Had A Fire

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The Construction Defect Center is launching a public awareness initiative related to corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST), because of the risk of a fire caused by a leak from these natural gas tubes, should a home, or building suffer an electrical strike during an electrical storm, and the group wants to emphasize this is a national initiative with homes that could contain corrugated stainless steel tubes in all US states. The Construction Defect Center is especially interested in hearing from homeowners who had a house fire caused by a natural gas leak, during an electrical storm, if the home contained corrugates stainless steel tubing. http://ConstructionDefectCenter.Com

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Corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST) supplies natural gas and propane to homes and businesses. It usually has a yellow exterior plastic coating and should not be confused with natural gas appliance flexible connectors

The Construction Defect Center is launching a national awareness campaign focused on alerting homeowners about corrugated stainless steel tubing used for natural gas in a home's interior, because this type of building product may fail, and cause a fire, if the home is hit by lightening during an electrical storm. On July 8th 2012 the Minnesota Department of Public Safety issued the following statement, "The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is urging Minnesotans with homes built after 1989 to check for corrugated stainless steel tubing. If not properly installed, the flexible piping can be damaged by nearby lightning strikes and start a fire. As of 2010, about six million homes in the United States had CSST." The Construction Defect Center will expand this new initiative as quickly as possible to get more information out to homeowners nationwide, about this potentially problematic natural gas tubing. In the mean time the Construction Defect Center would like to hear from any US homeowner, whose home was hit by lightening, and then developed a natural gas leak, and fire. For more information impacted homeowners are urged to contact the Construction Defect Center at 866-714-6466.

WHAT DOES Corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST) LOOK LIKE? The Minnesota Department of Public Safety say, "Corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST) supplies natural gas and propane to homes and businesses. It usually has a yellow exterior plastic coating and should not be confused with natural gas appliance flexible connectors. CSST typically is routed beneath, through or alongside floor joists in the basement, inside interior wall cavities and on top of ceiling joists in attics. http://ConstructionDefectCenter.Com

Read more: Tubing creates fire risk in Minnesota homes built after 1989 - KMSP-TV http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/22782602/csst-fire-risk-minnesota-homes-built-after-1989#ixzz2Z2SEIsUe

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Three lawsuits have been filed over CSST natural gas tubing

Hasley v. Ward Manufacturing, LLC No. 8:13-cv-01607(D. Md)

Hall v. Omega Flex, Inc., No. 0:13-cv-61213 (S.D. Fla.)

Hower v. Titeflex Corporation t/a/ Gastite, No. 2:13-cv-00753 (W.D. Pa)

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