Came to unhook current gas range and install new range.
Advised that he could not under current configuration of cupboards beside the range. Not conforming to building code or gas standards,
THOSE WHO REMODELING YOUR KITCHEN TAKE NOTE.
Advised I has range installed 10 yrs prior and nothing was said, he advised that if I had had a fire, my insurance company wasn’t obligated for any costs associated, because it was not to code. Phoned the TSSA to confirm. He was right- I was not to code.
30” above the stove and 18” from counter to upper cupboards beside the stove. The gas code is now under the building code, as of 2015. Gas code from what I can gather has been in effect for about 25 yrs.!
Luckily, I has fake panels to hide under cupboards lights.
I removed them which gave me height and advised Steve, and he came back (very promptly) and unhooked the old stove and connected new stove and setup, including testing.
Building codes are in place for a reason, for safety and the safety of your pocketbook.
Honest and reliable service.
Now I just have to fix my walls.
- Company Response
The clearances are printed in the installation manual that is supplied with the appliance. The manual was adopted into the gas code in 2005.