Looking to install a natural gas stove. Home currently uses a LP gas
bottle fed stove. City natural gas has been installed into the
residence. One section of black pipe has a cap allowing extending the
line to the kitchen.
Being an older structure the basement beams don't run symmetrical so
extending the black pipe is an option I'd like alternatives to. Flexible
CCST seems like a viable option. Gastite products appear to be in line
with what I'm considering.
What I haven't found is where do you get custom lengths produced?
They don't produce custom lengths of factory made flex pipe. In many areas
gas installers are approved to install a flexible line that can be run
through and around obstructions like PEX water pipe, and terminated on-site
by licensed installers, this is what you need.
Lowes sells a CCST kit. I've saw a discussion a while ago questioning
the legality of who could actually install it. Apparently there is
available online. What your particular locality allows or doesn't
What real difference does the symmetry of the basement joists have to do
w/ running the line? If you have access, how hard can it be? Is it
conventional construction or something unique?
All in all, the black iron is probably the homeowners' diy'ers' choice;
as always you'll have to check on local reqm'ts and limitations by the
gas company and civil jurisdiction on what's legal there.
Presumably he does not want to have it under the joists so he is
looking to avoid drilling holes in all of them. I agree that black
iron is the best way to go for diy. I've worked with the flexible
pipe and you have to get the fittings installed correctly. Black iron
is pretty much fool proof at the low pressures of nat gas. If you
dope it up and tighten it, it ain't gonna leak.
Well he said the problem was "symmetry". I was asking what symmetry,
per se, has to do with it.
He didn't say the run was perpendicular to the joist direction. The
simple presumption is w/ drilling agreed but was struck by the fact that
wasn't what actually said. But, what's so hard about drilling for 3/4"
black pipe in standard joist? I was trying to see if there really is
something unique or if OP is just a little gun shy.
Buy a threading die rig and pipe cutter from Harbor Freight if you
don't have them. Cut and install black iron pipe. Hang it on the
bottom of the joists with proper pipe clips. No need to drill through
joists unless you have some extremely unusual home framing system. Use
lots of gas type pipe dope and there will be zero leakage. Remember to
turn gas on and off at meter as needed... learn how if you haven't
been instructed before.
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