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Can kitchen oven be under gas pipe in ceiling?

tnakae Member Posts: 2
Remodeling the basement and the only good place in kitchen area for stove is directly under black steel gas pipe in the ceiling. There will be a vented range hood over stove and under pipe. Is this against code? A bad idea??


  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 5,632
    edited March 2022
    I don’t believe so, that pipe is designed to withstand more heat than what you might encounter in a normal operating kitchen.   I can’t be sure though. There is a contributor that has considerable gas code knowledge, but I can’t think of his screen name.  Perhaps someone else may help to tag him to respond 
    Edward F Young. Retired HVAC ContractorSpecialized in Residential Oil Burner and Hydronics
  • kcopp
    kcopp Member Posts: 4,188
    Attention @Tim McElwain
  • Intplm.
    Intplm. Member Posts: 1,443
    There are some mechanical codes that allow for certain distances from an ignition source. In your case, as you describe it, you are fine with having gas piping installed in an enclosed ceiling. Solid Schedule black iron should be your best choice.
  • tnakae
    tnakae Member Posts: 2
    Thank you!!