I want to hang a plasma flat screen TV over my gas fireplace. I also want to cut the drywall and add 3 in-wall speakers as well as add a dual 120V electrical outlet immediately behind the TV.
I'm hesitating about one thing. The drywall cavity behind the fireplace has the natural gas service line and a valve. When I add the speakers and the electrical outlet, the electrical service will share the same in-wall cavity as the gas line. I'm a little worried about this. Let's say the natural gas line starts to leak. The drywall cavity will have gas and air, I go to plug something in, there's a spark and ... boom.
Do codes allow mixing electrical and gas close together? Any special installation practices to maximize safety during and after construction?