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Old 07-14-2012, 01:51 PM   #1
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cutting hole in side of stove rear recession for gas access


this is obviously a retrofit.

i can get my gas line under the sink cabinet, which is next to the stove, but not behind and into the wall to reach the stove where it expects it because the wall behind is brick/plaster.

so i was wondering if it is reasonable to cut a small bay in the side wall of the stove recession (the caved in area where the gas and power sockets are) so that the gas yellow hookup hose and the power cable can go through there to reach the supply line and power receptacle that are under the sink cabinet.

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Old 07-14-2012, 02:40 PM   #2
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...wondering if it is reasonable to cut a small bay in the side wall of the stove...
What does reasonable mean?
Obviously it's possible...

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What does reasonable mean
well, you know, is it something that would throw off a home inspector and such?

i cannot figure out why they don't make small access openings on the sides of the access recession for retrofitting purposes like this. it is not always easy/possible to situate a gas terminal exactly behind the stove...
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well, you know, is it something that would throw off a home inspector and such?

i cannot figure out why they don't make small access openings on the sides of the access recession for retrofitting purposes like this. it is not always easy/possible to situate a gas terminal exactly behind the stove...
As far as I can remember in the gas code (canada) you cannot pass a flexible hose through any kind of wall. I don't have a code book infront of me, so I cannot confirm.

Where does the gas pipe go originally? How large is it? How are you tapping into it? You need to make sure that your pressure drops aren't too high or else you can have problems with your range.
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well, you know, is it something that would throw off a home inspector and such?
To be sure.

I did it once for an illegal MIL apartment.
I wouldn't do it again though.

Open the sheet rock, drill some studs and reroute the pipe.

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This is how it all looks. The stove is all the way against the wall. Works fine.



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I hope you checked for leaks.
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This is how it all looks.
That's bloody awful!
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I hope you checked for leaks.
no leaks
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That's bloody awful!
it is a temporary solution until i redesign the kitchen. sorry if it looks ugly to you. but it works and there is no leaks. it is below the sink so who cares as long as it works fine.

consider not being a hater

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I've seen worse.

My only concern is stated above as possible code violation. And the reason I said check for leaks is since it is in an enclosed space.
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Hey... it works and the house is not in flames

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