Re-route gas line for range

Old 10-27-03, 08:18 AM
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Re-route gas line for range

Hello, I need to reroute some black 3/4 gas line running to a range so that I can put up a drop ceiling in my basement. Is there something special I can do before removing the old pipe? I was planning on just turning off the gas meter, then running the range and H2O heater until all the gas in the lines is out, then taking apart the lines, reassembling, testing, etc. Is this the best way to do it?
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You don't need to run both devices, your range will do. However, many installers don't run anything, and let the small amount of gas into the room.
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Hello: noake

In regards to natural gas, there would not be any need to bleed the line once the meter is turned off. Amount of gas in the line is not sufficient to be any problem or cause any.

The problem might be disconnecting the line. You're most likely going to have to remove the piping line starting at an appliance and working backwards to the location where the alteration is needed.

Once that is done, rebuild the pipe back to that appliance location. Not often is there a place within a section of pipe where piping can be removed within removing an end at an appliance.

In some cases it is best to work backwards from an appliance to the location of alteration and install all new piping to the end where you started the removal process.

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