Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-08-2012, 05:23 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Livermore, California
Posts: 265
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Something tells me this is wrong ...


I just opened up one of my garage walls to run some new circuits. I was greeted with this nice little surprise:



It looks like someone ran the gas pipe over the existing studs, using pipe straps on every stud. Then later on, someone slapped notched 2x2s to support the drywall. The photos don't show it all that well, but the 2x2s haven't discolored with age like the studs (then again the studs may not be fir).

I know at a minimum the 2x2s need nail plates to protect the pipe. I think the previous owner, and myself, were lucky that nail didn't go into the pipe.

This doesn't feel like the right way to run pipe to me. The pipe only comes into the garage for a 10 foot run before going into the crawlspace under the house. It makes more sense to me to just run the 10 feet along the wall outside, next to a garden. That way you better protect the pipe from things in the garage. At the same time I recognize that I'm new to this sort of stuff. So I ask out of curiosity, is this a normal way of running pipe? Or am I correct in my assumption that it would be better to run this pipe outside?

a_lost_shadow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2012, 05:47 PM   #2
MarginallyQualified
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Winston-Salem NC
Posts: 3,681
Rewards Points: 2,036
Default

Something tells me this is wrong ...


Quote:
Originally Posted by a_lost_shadow View Post
It looks like someone ran the gas pipe over the existing studs, using pipe straps on every stud. Then later on, someone slapped notched 2x2s to support the drywall.
I'd call it a good idea and well executed
(well, except for the nail plates)

Quote:
This doesn't feel like the right way to run pipe to me.
Who's to say? At the time it was originally done... the space had other priorities. Outside and above grade... might have more risk.


Last edited by TarheelTerp; 01-08-2012 at 05:49 PM.
TarheelTerp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2012, 05:51 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: zentral Iowa
Posts: 1,234
Rewards Points: 554
Default

Something tells me this is wrong ...


whenever I have the opportunity to lay pipe, I just go ahead and finish the job like there is no tomorrow.
cleveman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2012, 05:58 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Illinois, Chicago area
Posts: 305
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Something tells me this is wrong ...


Is that metal pipe? i don't think the drywall nail will pierce the pipe, however I would still have used shields. I would be more concerned about the flex conduit laying on the floor. Was that originally fastened to the inside of the wall/ If so, that would be much more dangerous.
packer_rich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2012, 06:04 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 27,005
Rewards Points: 3,126
Default

Something tells me this is wrong ...


Did that gas line run over to where it looks like a dryer hose is laying on the ground?
Replace that plastic dryer hose with a metal one if there's still going to be a dryer there.
joecaption is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2012, 06:11 PM   #6
DIY staff
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 21,863
Rewards Points: 2,374
Default

Something tells me this is wrong ...


That's schedule 40 pipe--nails aren't likely to poke a hole---but a screw might--so add some nail plates for good luck before you button up the wall---
__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2012, 06:12 PM   #7
moderator
 
TheEplumber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: North Idaho
Posts: 7,038
Rewards Points: 2,262
Default

Something tells me this is wrong ...


Put some nail plates on it and bury it. Nothing wrong with that.
TheEplumber is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2012, 06:18 PM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Livermore, California
Posts: 265
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Something tells me this is wrong ...


Thanks for all the input. Like I said, I'm new to these areas. So things that don't look right to me, could be perfectly fine.

As for the armored cable laying on the ground. That had been securely attached to the drywall on top of the pipe until I started tearing up the wall. Part of the project is to get that wire in the wall (since two others need to go in the wall) and up to the correct gauge. The previous owner liked putting 14 gauge on 20 amp breakers.

Thanks again.
a_lost_shadow is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to a_lost_shadow For This Useful Post:
oh'mike (01-08-2012)
Old 01-08-2012, 11:37 PM   #9
JOATMON
 
ddawg16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: S. California
Posts: 7,489
Rewards Points: 2,320
Default

Something tells me this is wrong ...


Nail plates/blocks are cheap......I use them if there is any chance that I might put a nail or screw where is should't be. Cheap insurance.

__________________
"The dream is free but the hustle is sold separately."

My 2-Story Addition Build in Progress Link ... My Garage Build Link and My Jeep Build Link
ddawg16 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Staining project - Did I do something wrong - Need help. family_man Painting 4 11-03-2011 01:10 AM
2 handle shower wrong direction Lisa C Plumbing 7 07-24-2011 09:28 AM
Condencer fan spins wrong way. SSJoe15 HVAC 12 07-09-2009 07:21 PM
what am I doing wrong? jdhar Painting 7 06-19-2009 11:35 PM
Are my windows installed wrong? bogamilsan Carpentry 15 05-01-2009 03:40 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.