Now We’re Cooking with Gas

More Adventures in Home Ownership

When we last left our intrepid new homeowner, he was considering having gas installed in the kitchen. Let’s join the adventure in progress….

The builder says $3,500 to run gas to the kitchen. I am skeptical. I call a private gas fitter who confirms that this is probably more than double what it should cost. I can’t get the private guy in until the builder is finished, at which point I will need to OK the work with the Condo Board, which isn’t even established yet (and may not be for months).


Always looking for the silver lining, I went back to the appliance dealer. I found a nice gas BBQ for my balcony: $879. I looked at the price tag on the stove included with my basic appliance package: $879.

“Hey,” I said to the dealer. “I have a crazy idea.” I explained my situation, and he agreed to swap the BBQ for the stove, so that I can wait until the whole kitchen-gas thing gets resolved before I make my stove decision.

Cool. I love BBQ cooking. I just have to figure out how to make cookies in there.

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  1. #1 by Anonymous - January 16th, 2007 at 09:47

    That’s cool — but what if you don’t this resolved for a couple of months? That is a lot of frozen dinners or eating out.

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