Running the Gas Lines
They installed the gas lines while we were at the beach.
We are having a gas hot water heater.
We want gas fireplaces in the living room and master bedroom.
We haven’t chosen what we want, so we had the gas stubbed out so that when we find what we want, we can put it in then.
The contractor marked where the lines were to end.
He called us at the beach to ask if we wanted them to stub out in the house or under the house. We decided under the house would be better. That way we could have it come out through the wall or floor wherever ends up being best for whatever we end up buying.
So here is where the gas comes into the house. They have a gauge on it to make sure that it holds pressure before it is hooked up to city gas.
I crawled under the house to see what is going on.
There is a switch near the entrance to the crawl space for a bulb not too much further on. There is also a cold water line ending by the door. I’m not sure what that is about.
There are pipes everywhere.
This is the gas line for our bedroom. We aren’t exactly sure where we want the fireplace yet. They gave us plenty of line, so we can move it wherever we want!
This is where it is stubbed out under the living room.
This is what’s on the other side of that gauge where the line comes into the house.
As you can see, they have started the vinyl siding. But I am saving that for another post.
Stubbed In or Out
What does it mean to have something stubbed in or stubbed out? (I have heard both used.)
Stubbed in utilities, plumbing, gas, or water lines, means the utilities are brought into the house, but not finished. They are brought to the point where they can pass the rough inspection.
Then the homeowner can buy the appliance or fixture and install it later.
We had the gas lines stubbed out under the house where we will likely put the fireplaces later.
We won’t do it ourselves. When we find the fireplace we want, we will have someone who knows what he is doing install it. Probably the same guy that moved the fireplace in the log cabin. I’ve really got to finish that post.
We are going to use an electric stove for cooking. I know people say gas stoves are better, but we are going to bring the ones from the log cabin that I love. I am used to electric, anyway.
Arts & Crafts Movement Neo Gothic Mantel
I’m glad we didn’t buy anything yet. We found an amazing antique fireplace mantel on Facebook Marketplace. It looks kinda Victorian, maybe Arts & Crafts Movement Neo Gothic. They said they bought it over fifty years ago at an auction in Greenville, South Carolina where they were tearing down a big old Victorian home.
How cool is that!?!