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)?
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.
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.
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
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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.
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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.
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!
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