When i bought my new house, the old oven here sat on an appliance roller. Hauled
both out to the street to install our new oven. That's when we realised there is
a gas pipe coming out of the foundation about 4 inches from the wall, 4-5 inches
tall. We can't push the oven in, and a scrapper already took the appliance
roller. Can i build a platform for my oven? Is it safe to have my oven above the
pipe? Definitely can't afford to tear into the slab foundation to move the
Sure, that's at least one reason the cart was there for before...bad
placement on having it that far from the wall to begin with, though, fur
shure...but there's no real problem with simply raising the range enough
to clear as long as the extra height isn't an issue from just using the
range for a comfort standpoint.
If go that route, I'd ask him to shorten it to just about as close to
slab as can and install elbow to return the actual access point to the
wall location and then put the cutoff and flex connection point there
where shoulda' been to begin with...
Are you sure there is not a plastic sleeve around the gas pipe?
It is a violation of gas piping code for concrete to be in direct contact with natural gas pipe. There should be a plastic sleeve between the concrete and the gas pipe. If the sleeve is present, it should be a simple matter to swap out the pipe with a
And FWIW, the builder screwed up by not putting the gas/electric service in the industry standard locations.
See page 2 for illustration:
On Friday, October 27, 2017 at 5:29:42 PM UTC-4, Thomas wrote:
It matters because another poster claimed it's a code violation to have
a gas pipe in contact with concrete. From the question, it's not clear
the pipe is directly in contact. But for any code violation,
it would depend on where it is and when it was built. Generally, new
code does not apply retroactively.
On Friday, October 27, 2017 at 9:02:36 PM UTC-4, Thomas wrote:
"the old oven here sat on an appliance roller.
Hauled both out to the street to install our new oven"
The house is apparently new to the poster, but not new construction,
so we have no idea when it was built.
AFAIK it has never been within UBC to have direct pour slab around black
pipe w/o approved sleeve/protective wrap irregardless of age...not that
everybody always followed Code even if were supposed to, of course...
On Friday, October 27, 2017 at 4:29:42 PM UTC-5, Thomas wrote:
Yes, it does matter because Emma Trohl (troll) states what was done was
against industry standards. Depending on when the house was built, there
could have been no industry standards. So fuck yes, it does matter.
Before you decide to bite my head off again, proofread what you post as
your last sentence makes no sense at all.
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