You know how you sometimes get that super annoying feeling that you are forgetting something?
Well, it's been nagging on us for a while now. What have we forgotten?
There's something that's been put on the back burner and forgotten about, and it's about to boil over.
Just before each room is drywalled, we do a quick run through and make sure the mechanical systems are all installed properly and hooked up. We do bedrooms and closets first, as they are the simplest.
The scrap pile of drywall just keeps growing,
And pretty soon, we are cornered in the great room, with no choice but to start rocking the kitchens. Kitchens are the most complex, and it's our suspicion that there's something missing.
For the center wall between the two units, we drywall one side with Type X drywall - which is a fire rated drywall to prevent fire between units.
So then we tried the little drill. But then this one didn't have the power. After much struggling and bit changes
We finally got all the holes drilled
And started threading the pipe through the joists.
The pipe comes in 10 foot sticks
So after one pipe is threaded in from the outside, we add the second and connect with couplings.
And then elbow up through the floor
So the gas line is in the floor, behind the range.
All joints are sealed off.
And outside we've got two stub outs that we'll hook two propane tanks to.
The Ram attaches the pressure test gauge to the end of each pipe and fills with air.
It holds pressure,
But just to be safe, all the joints get soaped up to check for bubbles.
Now we can get back to drywall!
So do you have a gas range? Is it worth the extra trouble? How is yours plumbed in? Do you have a flexible line and have never hand an issue? Or did we make the right choice with the iron pipe?