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Old 11-19-2012, 04:02 PM
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A friend is in the process of changing things around in her kitchen. She has asked me if I wouldn't mind moving a gas line for the stove from one wall, to another. Its an L shaped wall so it would physically be a simple enough job.... but the what-ifs are worrying me.

I know there are rules for inspection for electrical. I can only assume there are rules regarding gas lines as well. Some of the codes I know for electrical are ridiculously complicated (for good reason) but how hard can it be to drill a couple new small holes in some 2x4s, maybe put some strike plates in, make sure to use correct pipe, tape, unions and be done with it??
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:52 PM
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It's not ridiculously difficult (and yes you need nail plates) but if you get it wrong, maybe boom later. (Also, like everything else in NJ, it's illegal)
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:14 PM
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You're required to get permits if you do it (legally), and the rules are pretty strict on how you do things, for the obvious reason of blowing up your house if you do it wrong.

In terms of technical complexity, you are correct that it isn't very hard, but I wouldn't get into doing it for someone without permitting. In your own house if you know what you're doing, perhaps, but not in someone else's property, IMO.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:26 AM
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My husband used to work as an electrician, so he's got far more knowledge than the average handyman. That said, this is something I'd still never allow him to do. The risk is not worth the relatively small savings. Hire a licensed, insured plumber and get it done with with someone to hold accountable if there's a problem.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:09 AM
Location: West Orange, NJ
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i sent you a DM. you could do the work yourself, and still have it inspected, i think. otherwise, i sent you info on a good plumber i have used.
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:47 PM
Location: Vermont
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The homeowner should be able to pull the permit if you want to go that route. It is pretty easy. If you have access to an unfinished basement and the supply is coming from down there, even easier.
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:52 PM
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It is a finished basement. I was simply going to change the direction of the elbow, put in a union, extend the pipe to the corner, put another elbow, extend the pipe to where she wants it, another elbow with a support strap and back out where they want the new stove.

Thanks Bradykp, I told her I have reservations and gave her the info you sent me. I'm probably NOT going to do this now, but I'd still like to know how.
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