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Kitchen reno - moving a gas stove by 3-4 feet

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Posted by: from Ajax
2/23/2013 at 6:54:19 PM

Hi,

Just wondering - if we want to shift the location of our gas stove by 3-4 feet, should we have a gas fitter cut and lengthen the gas pipe or simply run a longer gas hose from the existing pipe under the kitchen cabinets (between the floor tile and the cabinet base)?

Thanks,

Mike

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Date/Time2/23/2013 at 8:10:14 PM

Always use a gas fitter. May be a bit more expensive but its law and lives depend on it. It is money well spent.

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Frank from Cristo Group in Manotick
Date/Time2/23/2013 at 8:19:28 PM

Just run the line under the cabinets.

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Date/Time2/23/2013 at 8:31:47 PM

When moving and working on gas lines always use a certified professional.

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Date/Time2/23/2013 at 8:39:42 PM

I don't recomend it, but you can run the line under the cabinets. You need it run in a location that it's protected from damage. The shut off valve also needs to be relocated to behind the stove were you can get at it. You can not leave the existing valve under the cabinet.

You can do this yourself, however you still need to have it inspected by the TSSA.

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Date/Time2/23/2013 at 8:54:39 PM

I have licenced gas fitters handle the work on all of my sites. I would suggest you do the same.

The new shut off must be accesible and by the stove. I would run pipe to that location.

Regards,

James Fram

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Date/Time2/23/2013 at 9:38:47 PM

Hi Mike,

I suggest you have the gas line moved as you want to have a gas shut off before the hose. You don't want to bury the valve under the cabinet.

Having it done properly by a professional in your area will ensure it is up to code, hassle free, and you can enjoy the piece of mind it is done right.

Hope this helps.

Gregg

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Mike from NEVE Groupe Construction in Mansonville
Date/Time2/24/2013 at 8:34:32 AM

Mike,

Typically there is a shut off valve located in a cabinet beside the stove. Your gas tech should be able to remove the existing length of hose from there and simply replace it with a longer one for the new position of the stove. If you do not have quick and easy access to the shut off valve (ie btw tiles and cabinet) or there is no shut off valve - take the time to add one and lengthen the hose from there.

Here in Quebec, the whole job should be less than $300 with a new valve install.

Hope this helps

Mike

NEVE Construction

819 239 1894

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Date/Time2/24/2013 at 10:22:14 AM

Only the main gas line (black metal pipe) can be cut and joined to run extensions. The copper line used for appliances cannot be cut and joined. This line has to be a run new from the black pipe in your basement and to the new location for your appliance.

Take care.

Regards,

Jay

HomeWorks by Design

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Date/Time2/24/2013 at 10:41:47 AM

Mike,

Looks like you have the answer. When dealing with gas, always use a licensed gas fitter. Simply put, you don't want an explosion due to an inexperienced contractor.

Also, if something were to go wrong, insurance would not cover it.

Regards from the west.

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Mariusz (Mario) from Profection Finishings Ltd. in Calgary
Date/Time2/26/2013 at 10:06:22 PM

Hi,

I would suggest to hire certified gas fitter/ plumber. Shouldn't cost you more then $250 to do the job.

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Mike in Ajax
Date/Time2/26/2013 at 10:17:27 PM

Thanks everyone for your help! We'll make sure to move the gas line to the new stove location and have a new shut-off valve installed!

Best,

Mike

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