Bad Gas-Thou shall not go there!
Wenatchee Home Inspections
Gas cooking is what most chefs prefer. So having a gas cooktop installed is a very nice feature for the chefs.
Like anything else though there are those pesky rules. Gas supply pipe in one of them. Here we had an installation of propane gas from a tank to the cooktop. To get it through the brick cladding (siding) they decided it was much easier to plumb it through the exhaust duct from the exterior to the crawlspace. The issue is this is not allowed and there is probably a multitude of reasons why you would not want to do this.
Fuel Gas Code 2015 of Washington
404.3 Prohibited Locations
Piping shall not be installed in or through a ducted supply, return or exhaust, or a clothes chute, chimney or gas vent, dumbwaiter or elevator shaft. Piping installed downstream of the point of delivery shall not extend through any townhouse unit other than the unit served by such piping.
I always tell my client you really want to do things correctly. Even if you can live with it when it comes time to sell your home these items will rear their head.
“Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.”
If you find any errors or have additional information that would expand on any code, building standards or manufacturer requirements please let me know.
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