Gas Line / Lightning Protection Systems

The City of Frisco is adopting changes to the International Residential Code (IRC) and related codes in an effort to further increase the safety of our residents in homes with gas plumbing systems. These changes are, in effect, requiring by ordinance current IRC recommendations as well as the recommendations of several manufacturers of flexible corrugated stainless steel tubing systems.

Recommended changes are to include the following:

  • Inclusion of at least one excess gas flow shutoff device installed at the meter
  • Bonding of all metal roof penetrations (e.g. metal chimneys, metal air ducts, appliance vents)
  • If a steel manifold is used, a bonding clamp shall be attached to the steel manifold

We suggest that Frisco homeowners whose homes do not have the aforementioned protection consider having a qualified electrician and plumber review the installation of your gas plumbing system and consider adding safeguards defined in City of Frisco Ordinance 03-07-58 (PDF) and 03-07-59 (PDF). In addition, we suggest you consider adding lightning protection systems to further minimize damage to your home from lightning strikes.