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Old 04-12-2010, 03:09 PM   #1
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I tried searching for this, and found nothing relevant.

I got a duplex with my sister, she has the top, I have the middle, garage is on the bottom. She remodeled her kitchen, and in doing so, moved the gas line for the stove. Her contractor was given keys and permission (by her, not me) to enter my unit and ,"do whatever he needs." He cut holes in my ceiling to move the gas line, instead of cutting her floors (I got really pissed when I got home to find holes in my ceiling.) Turns out, he's charging her by the hour, not the project, and he's saying it'd take him 3 hours to close the holes, so I'm doing them. I noticed a few things, though.

  1. The gas line is NOT secured to anything, and moves vertically about 3 inches.
  2. The gas shut off valve was moved into the opposite side of the wall from a heater vent. To make room for the gas pipe, the heater vent was cut open and bent. Now, the gas line literally sits inside her heater vent.
I'd rather not have her place blow up, causing my place to blow up. This does NOT seem safe to me, but she's never lived there, and therefore never turned on the heater. Is this ok to have? Should I just close up the hole and forget about it?

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Old 04-12-2010, 08:40 PM   #2
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It sounds like a stupid solution. Post some photos.
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Old 04-13-2010, 12:22 AM   #3
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I took this one before I saw your message.


I'll try to get a better one when the sun's up tomorrow.


The pipe is her gas line. It goes straight up from there. The light you see inside the hole is sun light through her heater vent. It's not really bright enough (or clear enough) with the camera phone to see how the heater duct had been cut and bent around the pipe.

Again, I'll take clearer pictures and post more tomorrow.
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Old 04-13-2010, 05:52 AM   #4
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The shutoff valve must be close(in the same room) to the appliance, and I am reasonably sure the pipe should not be close to vent pipe. Does this guy have a license???
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Old 04-14-2010, 11:47 PM   #5
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In the hole:


Straight in

Down:


Up

In, closer (heater vent showing)

In the hole, backwards:

From upstairs: It looks like this is the gas shut off, ONLY, and the actual gas line to connect to a stove has not been run yet.
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Old 04-26-2010, 04:19 PM   #6
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I don't see a shut off
I see a capped gas line
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Yeah, they also haven't run the gas line to where the stove is going to be, but they already closed up the walls. I have no idea what they have in mind, but cutting more holes in my ceiling is not going to happen.
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Old 04-26-2010, 05:31 PM   #9
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These people are incompetant jackasses. I would contact your local building dept and have them inspect this abortion, ASAP.
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I would come unglued if I came home to find that.....

I know around these parts running a Gas Line through a Supply or a Return is a NO NO... should be strapped every 6'ft or at least at some point...

flight by night enterprises !
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Wow, what a total disregard for other peoples work. The guy totally destroyed the hard duct. Now, when the system comes on it's going to blow air into the floorspace instead of the room. It looks like he was trying to avoid the lazy suzan, but come on, there were still a couple of inches to spare within that cabinet. Why is the gas line inside that cabinet anyways? Is it a cooktop with a lazy suzan below?

At a minimum kick the guy off your property, and inform your sister you're changing the locks. Go ahead and report him to the authorities. Pipe should be secured, and is never allowed inside ductwork.
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I know one thing for sure, I wouldn't hang my gas tag on it !

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Yeah, it kind of confused me. There's a cabinet without a lazy susan, that's not in the corner, making it easily accessible if the emergency shut off was placed inside, but they ran the line to where it's hard to get to, even without an emergency. When they did this, they had the floor in her unit completely removed. I never noticed that they cut into her heater vent until I saw light coming through it when I climbed a ladder to close it up.

Thank you, everyone. I'll let her know about this shoddy workmanship, and make sure it gets corrected.

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