I purchased this as required for installation. It is not as shown in the picture. It is silver with no protective coating. I purchased a washer and dryer along with all the parts required for installation. The gas line was installed with a kink in it, the dryer vent has several slices where air leaks and they ruined the venting system I installed the day before delivery. I ordered/paid for the yellow coated gas line, I did not get that. I told the installer to make sure the dryer was on the left, that's where the gas line is. He installed it on the right, in front of the water lines for the washer. The washer was installed in front of the gas line. They won't come correct their mistakes for several days. I changed it myself (I am a 64 year old disabled retiree). I had to move the heavy washing machine and dryer and swap positions. I tried to fix the vent. They did not have a connector so they used an additional elbow so the vent was all bent and smashed. I removed the elbow and used aluminum tape to connect the two vent pieces as I was instructed by my local hardware store (as well as taping the tears). Tomorrow I will go buy a new gas line, new water hoses as the ones they installed are way too long and and have to make several turns because the water inlets are only a foot from the washer and the hoses are approx 6+ feet long. The dryer gas line is also 6 ft and the inlet is less than a foot from the dryer. 3-4 feet would be more than adequate. I'll get them all 4 feet so the appliances can be moved. Then all those parts are going back to my local store or refund as I was told I have to go back to where I bought the stuff. I bought it all online, never stepped foot in the store. Customer service would not help me. If you do buy this item install it yourself. I highly suggest self installing it is very easy.