Method of preventing electrically induced fires in gas tubing

  • US 7,562,448 B2
  • Filed: 07/18/2005
  • Issued: 07/21/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/18/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of preventing electrically induced fires in gas tubing, the method comprising:

  • (a) affixing connectors to each end of the gas tubing, wherein the connectors allow the tubing to be securely coupled to gas lines and appliances, allowing the gas tubing to carry gas between a gas line and an appliance, and wherein the connectors are made of a conductive material; and

    (b) coupling conductive wire to said connectors, wherein the conductive wire provides direct electrical contact between the connectors;

    (c) wherein if an electrical charge goes to ground via the gas tubing, the conductive wire carries the electrical current rather than the gas tubing itself, preventing damage to the tubing from the electrical current.

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