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claydwilli 07-27-2009 08:59 PM

Installing Gas cooktop in island (with no gas?)
 
hello all,

First post *takes a bow*

My wife and I are buying our first house, and we found one that we think is perfect in every way but one. We both like to cook, and we live by the gulf so hurricanes are a threat, and long days with out power a real possibility. Both these factors lead us to wanting a gas cook top. Here's the rub. This house has an electric range in the island, with no obvious gas hookup under there.

My basic question is this: Can gas be brought over to the island from where the gas comes into the gas dryer connection (about 10-12 feet away)? I'm figuring this will require some trenching in the slab (no basement or crawl space here). The tile that's in the kitchen is really nice so we hate to rip some of it up, and we don't want to damage the slab and the foundation, but it might be worth it to us if it's possible.

Is this ever done? Do people bother with this kind of thing, or is it cost prohibitive?

Anyone ever tried it?

I tried to do a search for this, but the search engine seems to think 'gas' is too short of a search term so it just gave me loads of info on installing islands... useful, but not quite what I was looking for. :)

Thanks in advance!

C.

MACPLUMB 07-27-2009 10:48 PM

Island gas range
 
I THINK YOU WILL FIND IT "VERY" COST PROHIBITIVE ! !

FIRST OFF LET ME SAY I AGREE WITH YOUR IDEAL BUT I AM GOING TO MAKE YOU AWARE OF CERTAIN FACTS ABOUT GAS PLUMBING, ! ! : thumbs up:

#1 YOU CAN SAFE YOUR KITCHEN FLOORING BECAUSE IT IS ILLEGAL TO RUN GAS UNDER CONCRETE,
#2 YOU CAN NOT JUST RUN A EXTENSION ON A GAS SYSTEM YOU HAVE TO HAVE THE WHOLE SYSTEM DESIGNED FOR EACH AND EVER APPLIANCE
INCLUDING ALL THE ELBOWS AND THE MAX. RUN OF PIPE ! ! :no:

#3 THE STOVE IS RATED FOR A LOT MORE BTU'S THEN THE DRYER PIPE COULD POSSIBLY CARRY ! !

IF YOU CAN START AT THE GAS METER AND RUN THE NEW PIPE ALL THOUGH
THE OVERHEAD THEN YOU COULD DO WHAT YOU WANT GET A PRICE FOR
THAT THEN DECIDE IF YOU WANT TO PAY THE COST ! ! ! ! :thumbup:

claydwilli 07-28-2009 08:06 AM

wow, I had no idea it was illegal to run gas though concrete like that. My wife asked another plumber and he said that was the only option, to trench into the slab, lay the pipe, and then fill it back in. I thought that it might not work to just run it from the dryer like that, I would guess we would need to see where the gas main comes in and then figure it out from there. Here's a question: Is it ever done where someone will upgrade a kitchen, and put an island over a gas connection and not bring the connection up though the floor of the island? The Realtor for the house says he thinks there gas in the island, but there's no sign of it.

djrussell 07-28-2009 11:42 AM

the realtor also works on commission. don't take his "thinks" and opinions as fact without getting it in writing.

MACPLUMB 07-28-2009 06:58 PM

Island gas range
 
Hey send me a e-mail with your number and best time of day to call

e-mail in my signature line i can call and advise about the gas ! !


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