How to install drip leg

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Old 04-04-16, 08:06 AM
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How to install drip leg

My home inspection report says: "Gas piping and burner: drip leg - missing". I'm assuming this is for the line that goes to the kitchen for the gas stove (which is not operational, at the moment).

Can I install a drip leg myself? If so, how?
 
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Old 04-04-16, 08:58 AM
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Drip leg is pretty simple to add if you are comfortable with working with gas piping:

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Having a drip leg is a good idea, but I don't think the Uniform Plumbing code requires them on ranges. Your local code may.
 
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Old 04-04-16, 09:58 AM
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Most of the time the piping for a range comes up vertically through the floor. Since whatever crud falls downward, there's no need for a drip leg for a range. (though local codes/practices may vary). They are much more common (and desired) on gas lines that are downward like the image Paul shared.

If it's just the home inspector citing this as an issue, personally, I wouldn't worry much about it. Most home inspectors are generalists and don't know all the relevant codes for every trade.
 
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Old 04-04-16, 10:25 AM
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Thanks. Just to be clear, in the inspection report it doesn't say 'near water hear', but says 'under kitchen'. And there's nothing under the kitchen other than a sink and a laundry unit.
 
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