Black iron pipe vs. gas flex line
I need to move my natural gas stove during a kitchen remodel. My question is this: can a gas flex line be used to connect to the black iron pipe in the basement,and then come up through the kitchen floor between the stove and the wall. One complicating factor is that the flex line would have to pass right next to the heating duct before coming through the floor.
I have read a few statements online that the flex line should not come up through the floor, and that it should not pass next to the heating ducts (due to issues with lightning strikes), so I think the flex line is probably not a good idea in this case. But those statements were a few years old, and I really don't know for sure if they are correct, so I would greatly appreciate a few more (hopefully knowledgeable) opinions on this issue before I proceed.
Thanks in advance.