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Town of Osgood Gas Department

1820 N. Co. Rd. 300 N
Osgood IN 47037
24-hour Dispatch #: 812-689-0178
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Flexible Gas Connector Example

Safety Warning

Flexible gas connectors are used to bring gas from supply pipes to appliances such as stoves, dryers, and room heaters. They are made of corrugated metal tubing—newer models being fabricated from stainless steel or from brass that has been coated with plastic. Older connectors, however, were made from uncoated brass.

Some of the uncoated brass connectors have a serious flaw in the way they were made. Solder was used to braze, or join, the flexible brass tubing to the new pieces. Over time, the brazing can fail causing a serious gas leak. This could lead to an explosion or fire.

It is very difficult to see whether a flexible connector has been brazed so don’t take a chance. If you have an uncoated brass connector in your home, it should be replaced with either a new stainless-steel or a new plastic-coated brass connector.

In fact, it’s a good practice to replace any flexible gas connector which is more than 10 years old. This is because flexible connectors are not meant to last a lifetime. Older units can wear out from too much moving, bending or from corrosion. If you can, check your flexible connector without moving the appliance attached to it. If you cannot make this check without moving the appliance, we recommend that you have a service contractor inspect the connector for you. Moving the appliance could strain the connector, possibly causing a gas leak. So, if your appliance must be moved, it’s best to have a professional on hand to do it.

If a replacement is needed, make sure the new connector is certified by the American Gas Association (AGA) and conforms to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard Z21.24.

Remember, if you think you have a gas leak in your home-from a flexible connector or from any other source—call us immediately at 812-689-3839. After hours call 812-689-5555 or 911.

If the odor of gas is strong, leave immediately and make the call from a neighbor’s phone. Take care not to operate appliances or turn light switches on or off.

Please Note: There is no charge for calling the gas company to check for a gas leak. Osgood gas utilities are available to respond 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

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Osgood Utilities can now be reached 24-7-365, after hours and weekends for gas leaks, water leaks, sewer backups, etc. Simply call 812-689-0178 for a live dispatcher to get the service you need.

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