Lightning Storms Raise Questions about Safety of Gas Tubing

The recent storms throughout Arkansas and the rest of the mid-South have reignited a debate over the safety of corrugated stainless steel tubing, or CSST. The flexible tubing is popular because its bendability makes it easier to install than the iron pipe previously used for gas lines. However, the walls of CSST are thinner and therefore prone to puncturing when lightning strikes. Gas can then escape and ignite through the overloaded pipes, causing a potentially deadly disaster.

The debate rages over whether CSST is inherently dangerous or if it’s shoddy installation that poses a threat.


If you have experienced a fire safety hazard caused by CSST, contact Law Offices of Gary Green today. Call us toll-free at 1-888-4GARYGREEN or email

Sources: NBC News, CSST Safety

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