I bought a house in the summer with an sweet in ground pool that this spring (once the ground is soft enough to dig) I'll be having a gas heater installed to help extend the season up here in the snowy Canada.
The house we bought has a basement that they started to finish off but stopped after they put up and drywalled a few walls. No flooring or ceiling... so I was taking that on as a winter project and just finished painting yesterday and was about to install the drop/suspended ceiling today but then I just realized...the gas pipe. (no drywall ceiling as I want access).
Here is my issue. In the summer the local pool company I will be using gave me a quote on a heater install/gas line install. We never went inside the house as he was just looking at the run of pipe needed from the house to the pool shed, but he asked me if my basement was finished which I said no. So I assume is going to be running the pipe from inside the house not from the meter outside. The installer is away for the winter and will be back in March and will be starting up on the project once the ground is ready to bury the pipe is my guess. Anyway, my basement ceiling is fully exposed and now I am rethinking installing my suspended ceiling wondering how much I'll have to take down for them to install the gas pipe.
My meter/inlet into the house is very close to where they would be burying the pipe outside so I was curious but did not ask why the would not just run the pipe around the outside of the house rather than inside. I looked in the basement and where the pipe comes into the house off the meter it runs in about 2 feet in-between to air ducts and goes left towards my furnace. I wonder if they will install a T connection there and go to the right out to my backyard.
Just wondering if I should wait to install the drop ceiling due to how much of a pain it would be to remove some of it so they can the pipe under the joists. Anyone remove a drop ceiling or part of it? Should I wait to install it?
I can take a few pictures of my setup/layout now if it would help the advice. Was hoping to finish the drop ceiling this week and put flooring in the following week. Now I am think I should probably just do the flooring and wait on the ceiling.