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Old 12-27-00, 09:34 PM
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I am installing new flooring in my kitchen and need to move my stove. I am fairly confident I can disconnect the gas line and turn off the gas feed. What I am less confident about is re-installing it. Is there a special sealant I need to use when I reattach the lines? I there anything I need to know about reattaching the lines? I am not changing anything on the current setup.
Old 12-28-00, 07:33 PM
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If your going to only disconnect the connector from the shutoff valve, then the only tips I can offer is to:

Turn off the valve FIRST!
Remove the connector. <Use an adjustable crescent type wrench>
Hold the connector in one hand and do not allow it to twist while your turning the connector nut.
When your going to reinstall it, apply a light weight OIL the threads only. <3 in 1 oil is fine> Do not use pipe tape!
Soap test the connection before pushing the stove in place. If you have any leaks, the soap will form bubbles. They may be really tiny but will be visable after a few minutes. Check totally around the connection before considering the job done.

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