Thanks, guys. It turns out, this was a branch off the pipe I had going through the floor to the stove, and, uh,
the pipe going through the floor was in the way of the dryer vent outlet. Duh! So I opened up the wall in
back (in the garage), and found a multitude of water and waste pipes. This was right at the edge of the
foundation, so drilling straight down through the footer was not an option. What I created in that tight
space can only be described as a work of art. A 45° pipe now goes through the footer and the corner of the
foundation is "chipped away" to allow passage. Everything is good, now, except the freestanding gas range I
installed in place of the slide-in electric is spaced-out an extra inch and a half because of the 220v outlet
being up high and in the middle?! Gonna use the existing box as a junction and move the outlet down a foot.
I also have to move the light switches either up (tile) or to the other side of the wall... But it's all worth it.
I really hated that Ceran top electric range in the new (to me) house, although I have to admit, the pot of water
was quicker to boil. It's so much more rewarding to do this stuff for myself. I have to say, I do a better job
because it's my time and I don't have to consider how much someone else is (not) paying for me to think.
But fuck up time, I always eat!
I do still have a 3/4" pipe dropping from the ceiling in the garage, though, that needs better support. Drop
pipe is a foot from the wall. Left goes to water heater, right to furnace. Each connected with flexible stainless
connectors. An electrical conduit going down wall behind the pipe to AC. Not supported at the bottom, and
not my work, but I am compelled to make it more secure...