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I'm rearranging a laundry room configuration and don't want to move a gas line fitting. CA Title 24, Part 5 requires an appliance gas shutoff valve be "accessible":
What does accessible mean? Can the shutoff valve be adjacent next to the dryer (12"), but located within a sink cabinet where one can access it by opening the cabinet door?1212.5 Appliance Shutoff Valves and Connections. Gas utilization appliance connected to a piping system shall have an accessible, approved manual shutoff valve with a nondisplaceable valve member, or a listed gas convenience outlet installed within six (6) feet (1.8 m) of the appliance it serves. ...
Last edited by mdr; 12-07-2010 at 10:14 AM.
I am not a plumber, but I just reviewed some simple code rules for this when I added a new line and valve to my stove. Basically, you cant have it hidden within a wall, so in your case behind a door is still accessable by definition. Wait for some pro's to back that up though...