Swapping gas stoves/ranges

Old 07-10-04, 12:42 PM
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Swapping gas stoves/ranges

We have purchased a house and want to swap the gas stoves between the new house and our current home.

One is already disconnected and ready to move. The other must be disconnected still.

Is the reconnection something you'd suggest a reasonably-handy homeowner can do themselves?

Is there a web page that might show me how to disconnect/reconnect the gas? I have done a Google search but haven't found the basic plumbing info I'm interested in.

Thanks in advance,
Old 07-11-04, 06:42 AM
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Hello lohroffc. Welcome to my Gas Appliances topic and our Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

There is no specific web site I know of that provides that type of helpful information anywhere online that I am aware of. Another member may know of one, so check back on your question several more times over the next few days or so.

Replacing, exchanging or relocating a stove certainly can be a do-it-yourself project. Some piping work may be required. You'll need 2 pipe wrenches and 1 adjustable 12 inch wrench. You'll also have to remove the current gas connection parts all the way down to the gas supply pipe.

You may have to turn off the entire gas supply, at the main inlet to the house, which is usually at the meter. The turn off valve, at the meter for a single family house, is on the pipe extending up out of the ground to the left of the meter.

***Existing older connectors, adaptors, shut off valves, etc. on current stoves/ranges usually do not fit the newer stoves and ranges and or between swapping out appliances. Be prepared to replace all connection parts and supply pipe shut off valves with brand new parts. You'll most likely or possibly have to install a new gas shutoff valve on the supply pipe and complete stove gas flex-line and adaptors.***

An excellent source for gas shutoff valves, gas flex-lines, etc installation parts is at your local retail appliance parts store. Parts dealers are listed in the phone book under appliances.

Another parts source may be a privately owned local retail hardware store. I personally suggest local and private as a better means of finding assistance.

Removal and installation requirements vary from installation to Installation. Some installations are based upon energy source used as fuel {Nat Gas or Propane} and existing connections.

Codes vary widely. Check with your local building and safety department. Some electrical work may also be needed to make available a grounded 3 prong electrical receptacle available.

Contact your propane gas supplier if propane is used and or the local natural gas company, if natural gas is used, prior to turning off or on any natural gas meter for installation of new or replacement appliances.

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