The City of Lubbock has issued a moratorium on new installations of another specific type of corrugated stainless steel tubing.

The moratorium was issued due to fire safety concerns where CSST products installed in commercial and residential structures have shown a propensity to become damaged from arcing due to lightning strikes.

The original moratorium, instituted in September of 2012, included only CSST products with a yellow-colored dielectric outer jacket, and the Lubbock Fire Marshal and Lubbock Building Inspection Office have determined that a moratorium on both is necessary.

The moratorium is in effect pending further review by the Fuel Gas Subcommittee of the Model Codes Board.

A construction professional who preferred to remain anonymous weighed in on the moratorium, saying “I think it’s the right thing to do…If those gas lines aren’t properly grounded, you can have issues like fires.”

Homeowners who believe they may have these products installed in their homes may call the Lubbock Fire Marshal’s Office at 775-2646 or the Building Inspection Department at 775-2087.

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