Mike Shurben Heating Ltd.

Gas Appliance Specialist

Providing quality work, competitive prices and reliable service

Serving Ottawa Ontario, and outlying areas

Phone: 613-266-5452Fax: 613-257-8844
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Inspection and Consultation

This service helps minimize wasted product deliveries and purchases, and reduces customer frustration. This service is mostly recommended for gas ranges and cook tops, but is also recommended if you have a finished basement ceiling that gas piping has to be passed through; for example a natural gas barbecue installation. Once you have an idea of the type of appliance you want to have installed, you can call for the general clearance to combustible guidelines as mentioned in the building code clearances summary. If a work around may be required, in the case of potentially adding flame retardant materials, a visit to your home is the best way to confirm your options. At this point a reasonably accurate estimate for the gas piping installation can also be quoted. The other consideration when changing from an electric appliance to a gas appliance is the change from 240 volts to 120 volts.

There are also cases where, for example, a slide-in range will just not fit properly with the existing cabinet configuration, or the area where the gas pipe must come through the floor is inaccessible. In the picture below, the home was built in the early 1900s and the stone walls in the basement are 22" thick!   I ran the gas line up the edge of the basement wall, below the kitchen floor, but when the pipe was brought through the floor it was actually located in the middle of where the range was to be placed. Then the pipe had to be run back to the kitchen wall by recessing it in the floor, as most modern gas ranges have less than a 1" space between the floor and the appliance.