I went over and looked. The floor is in rough shape, there is a hole in the floor right near the wall, which means I don't have to drill a hole through.
I went and looked into the cellar. The pipe is not going to be easy to work on, but nothing much ever is. I got my bucket of pipe wrenches, and started to get to work. Turn off the gas (nearest valve is the main meter for the house) Use the gas range to flare off the pressure. And start to take some pipe part. Take the pipe apart, back several fittings and joints. And then run the pipe back to the hole in the floor, closer to the wall.
I didn't have the lengths of pipe I wanted so I had to mix and match the pieces I had. Finally, I've got it all back together with generous doses of pipe thread sealant. And it's all good.
Noticing that where the pipe comes up, is on the far side of the washer from where the dryer presently is. If there wasn't a flex line long enough, I could run some black iron along the back wall, to where the dryer is. At the moment, electric dryer. But, gas at some time in the future, I guess.
Oh, yes! He'd forgot to mention that what he really wanted, was the pipe through the hole in the floor over behind the electric dryer. Hope that's not too much work.
I went to the cellar, and spec it out a bit. Need some pipe I don't got (brought my nipple tray, and don't have 3 foot and 1 foot lengths. Snow is in the forecast for next three days, we will pick up the job Friday, which is is next day of relative calm.
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