Capping off a gas line

Old 07-16-04, 12:13 PM
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Capping off a gas line

We have an old Kenmore 36in gas range that we will be replacing shortly with a new standard size gas range. However, we are redoing the entire kitchen ourselves and need to remove the current gas range. We don't expect to have the new range installed for another couple of weeks. How do we cap off the gas line in the mean time. Is this something we can do ourselves or do we need to get a handyman type person to come in. Any help would be appreciated!
Old 07-16-04, 02:50 PM
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Hello kt0403 and Welcome to my Gas Appliances topic.

Assumptions have to be made as a result of a lack of specific information. Assuming natural gas is the fuel and the pipe is iron, steel or galvanized iron and there is already a shut off valve installed on the end of that supply pipe, turn off the shut off valve.

Disconnect the flex line from the shut off valve. Than locate where the main gas shut off is located. Which must be shut off before the shut off valve on the supply pipe is removed, if that is your intention....????

If there is no shut off valve on the supply pipe, before removing anything, shut off the main gas to the entire house. Than remove the gas supply flex line to the appliance and cap the supply pipe going to the appliance.

Once that is done, contact the local natural gas supplier and inquire about a free service called a "back on turn on." Or a "service back on turn on." Some utilities of natural and or propane provide a free restore service while others may not or do not.

Such services often or should include a free visual inspection to ensure work done correctly and no leakage likely to exist. Services and procedures vary widely from company to company also. Worth a call to inquire, in my opinion.

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