old gas stove

Old 05-22-02, 06:17 AM
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old gas stove

The summer cottage that has been in the family for years has just been passed to the next generation. Because of that, we called the propane Co. to change the name of the account owner. Unfortunately, because of the fact that it doesn't have a shut off on the oven (you can just dial up the heat setting-no off switch), they will not service or deliver the propane. I really don't want to get rid of it. Any suggestions? Thanks!
Old 05-22-02, 07:34 PM
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Hello Trixie and Welcome to our Do It Yourself Web Site and my Gas Appliances forum.

I have to assume your referring to an oven pilot that cannot be turned off. Older stoves have constant burning pilot flames continue to emit gas, even when the flame isn't burning.

If this is the case, the propane company will not turn on the gas until it can be established that there aren't any leaks within the entire piping system. If this is true it explains the reason.

If the oven pilot gas shut off valve is not turned off, when the propane gas is turned on and a leak test is done to determine if there is leakage in the piping system, the pilot gas valve in the ON position will showup as leakage on the test. So will the pilots for the top burners. Both must be turned OFF at the time of the test.

Without know the exact brand & model of stove and the fact that it is extremely difficult to explain the shutdown proceedure here in a text only format, best bet is to turn off the gas valve on the gas supply pipe behind the stove until the leak test is done.

If there isn't any gas shut off behind the stove, disconnect the entire stove from it's gas supply pipe and cap the gas supply line until the test is completed.

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