Contractor Hired by HPD Replaced Gas Piping Without Permit

LVT Number: #28103

DOB issued a violation notice to a plumbing contractor hired by HPD to replace the existing 1-inch piping that fed the building's boiler, hot water heater, and stoves in two apartments with 3/4 inch piping, in order to supply gas to the first-floor apartment at the building. The violation said that the contractor installed new gas piping and a new gas meter bar in the cellar without a permit. The contractor contested the violation, but the ALJ fined him $1,600. The contractor appealed and lost. Its claim that it didn't install the piping in question was found not credible. 

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Metropolitan Heat & Power: ECB App. No. 1700904 (10/5/17) [4-pg. doc.]