De-Installing Kitchen Gas Range


Old 08-29-01, 06:12 AM
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I live in a row home that has a 1967 gas range. The quotes for removal has been from $161 to $250 I can't afford to pay (nor do I want to pay) this much money to remove the range. In preparation for doing work in the kitchen I want to take out the unit to prepare the walls and floor in that space. What is involved with removing the range? It's a gas oven with four burners on the top and an oven and a broiler drawer on the bottom. It's a free standing unit not attached to other cabinetry. Ultimately a new range will be installed it the place.
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Old 08-29-01, 08:02 PM
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Hello Mayer and Welcome to the Do It Yourself Web Site and the Gas Appliances forum.

Glad you mentioned the stove is free standing. Sure helps me to better help you by providing more specific information to your question.

You'll need to slide the stove out of the space it's in or away from the wall slightly. Peer behind it and take note of how long the flexible gas connector is. This will determine how far you can pull or slide the stove outwards to access the gas shut off valve.

Be sure to unplug the stove from the wall socket or turn off the power, depending on how it's connected to the power source.

On the gas pipe entering through the wall or floor should be a shut off valve. It will have to be turned to the OFF position. If the valve is an older style, it must be carefully turned to cross the valve which would be 1/4 turn.

Once the gas is off, remove the connector attached to the gas shut off valve. Use an adjustable wrench on the connector and do not allow the valve to turn on the pipe. Do not allow the pipe to turn either. Use a pipe wrench on the pipe, if needed, to keep it from turning.

Be aware that your appliance may not be connected exactly in this manner. Therefore the method discribed above may have to be varied accordingly.

The main idea is to turn off the gas and remove the gas connection, at the pipe source, if a shut off valve is installed.

Regards & Good Luck
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