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Old 10-18-2011, 06:55 PM   #1
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I'm taking up the flooring in my master bedroom and there is all plank subfloor in my house that allows me to look under it into the joist space below.

The room under the MBR is our family room and I see they have attached the ceiling drywall to strapping run along the bottom of the joists so there is a gap between the joists and the drywall. In this room there is also a gas fireplace. The line to the fireplace runs along the ceiling through the gap between the drywall and joists AGAINST the drywall about 12-18" from the wall.

There is nothing in place to stop someone from hailing/drilling through this gas line. I know I can't slide any metal under it beacuse of the different metals.

Is this even up to code? There is basically two options I think, I can just leave it and we never puncture the drywall in that area or pull up some of the subflooring and have a gas fitter come in and run a line up from the basement through the joists.

Any thoughts/opinions?

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Old 10-18-2011, 07:26 PM   #2
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Is the gas line "black pipe"?
1/2 inch?

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sorry, it's 1/2" copper
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Pete,

3rd option would be to build a small bulkhead. Just my $0.02.
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I would try to figure out another way to rerun the pipe in Black and if I couldn't I would rerun it at the same location with black. I would get rid of the copper.
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