running gas line to a new location

Old 11-14-06, 08:47 AM
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running gas line to a new location

I want to run natural gas to our laundry room. The home is not currently plumbed for gas to this room. I believe I can see a route that will work to get it there but I have a few questions.

What are the issues or guidelines for running a solid gas pipe through floor joists or sill plates? Is there a minimum hole size to allow for natural movement in the structure?

Is it even wise to run a gas pipe through floor joists?

Are there flexible gas lines that exist for permament use inside the walls? Are they generally considered to be safe for permanent use?

Anything else I should know or consider before doing this?

Old 11-21-06, 10:03 PM
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strap 1/2" black pipe to the bottom of the joists, using 2-hole straps. Get pipe into laundry room, add a sediment trap and a shutoff valve. Then run metal flex pipe from valve to the dryer.

suggest coming up into laundry room as close to wall as you can get--don't try and route the pipe thru the sill plate.
Old 11-21-06, 10:18 PM
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where i am you can run a copper lin then call a fitter to check and tie in and you dont have to worry about blowing up!check sizing and codes beforehand

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