I am remodeling my kitchen and all cabinets are moving to the opposite wall. I have hot water baseboard and the only way I can think of to run the pipes is under the new kitchen cabinets(merrilat)in that 4"space and behind the electric range. This portion of the kitchen has an unheated crawlspace so I want to avoid running them through there and keep them in the heated area of the house.
My questions are: 1. Can this be done this way,code/safety, if so how. 2. Is there any clearance issues for insulated 3/4" copper heat pipe. I can pad the wall out 3/4" to create a "horizontal gap" at the floor level behind the cabinets as I have enough sq.ftage. any ideas or tricks for this or running them in crawlspace safely so I won't worry about freezing?
thanks for any advice.