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Old 12-27-2006, 08:27 AM  
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The gas pipe is Black pipe, I would assume steel. The home was build in 1996 so it is pretty close to curent standards.

It is actually the pipe that connects to the oven/range in the kitchen up stairs. So I cant remove it.

I would like to conceal it some how but I dont want to just drop the whole ceiling to cover it as I would loose another 4" or so.


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Old 12-27-2006, 11:22 PM  
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OK, I had pictured a down pipe with a termination. Now I have a different picture. The pipe could be painted with glossy grey enamel and allowed to remain exposed; it wouldn't look too bad.
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Old 12-28-2006, 06:17 AM  
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Yea thats what I think Im gonna end up with.
Maybe later when I can get in to put up some better finish work Ill try to make up some thing a little better.
I already have a support post to box in so Ill have some inspiration going.

Thanks for all your help.
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Old 01-10-2007, 05:24 AM  
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Update:
Had my plumber buddy stop by and take a look. Looks like I can just move the pipe with minimal effort. Just need a couple of fittings and a short length of pipe.
I can run it tight to the beam, since I will already have about 10" of space and an acess panel on that side of the beam.
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Old 01-12-2007, 09:42 AM  
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Check your local code, you might be able to add a nipple along the pipe and use a flex line. My whole house is supplied with gas through flex lines, no more black pipe.
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Old 01-12-2007, 11:10 AM  
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That must be some kind of new flexible line.
I know that using the traditional flex lines for more than a few feet is a big no no. And I understand why.

Do you have any information about the type of pipe that was used?
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Old 01-15-2007, 11:59 AM  
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I looked in my basement and I have all the gas lines run with this product.

http://www.omegaflex.com/trac/index.asp

The lines run about 20', 10', 10', and almost 60' (to a gas fire place). My Father -In-Law is a pipefitter at an oil refinery and told me the approval is on a county by county basis. Check with your local Building Inspector.

I am not sure whether you can purchase the line as a home owner. My F-I-L also mentioned you might have to be a card carrying member of a gas affiliated organization to purchase it, he will be doing my gas work as I finish the basement, so I am not worried about availability. But you might be able to get it.
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Hey Joules:
Wesley has a neat looking product there, if it is sold and permitted in your area. The gas pressure in the house is regulated down to ounces of pressure, which shouldn't be any trouble for the lines to hold. Just make sure the local gas company and/or building inspector are OK with it.
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Old 01-16-2007, 06:40 AM  
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That is pretty cool.
I have a good friend that is a licensed master plumber Ill have him look in to weather or not I can use it. This could make moving the washer and dryer upstairs much eaiser.

Thanks Wesley.

Just a quick update, I have the window in and the room framed as well.
It took me and my brother about 4 days to get everything right with the window and the framing only took about two days. Not too bad for a couple of ametuers. Now its on to electrical, HVAC, insulation then drywall.
Hopefully a couple more weekends and Ill have it all done.

Thanks for all your help everyone.

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Old 01-24-2007, 09:34 AM  
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How did the gas line work out? I would be interested to here if you tried the flex line and liked working with the product


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