cut or move gas pipe......

Old 11-26-05, 04:06 PM
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cut or move gas pipe......

Had a stove delivered today and it was put into place as far back as it could go. But when I open the door of my dishwasher it barely makes the clearance of the stove door handle. The gas pipe comes up through the floor and is attached to a valve. Now this pipe is pretty tall, so it does not fit under the stove(offset). Therefore I can only push the stove back till it hits the pipe.
Anyway, here is my question. Is it better to cut the pipe so it'll fit under the stove(?), or do I unscrew the pipe and drill a new hole through the floor(there is about 1.25 inches of space)??
Also there is no house gas shut off inside. The gas has to be shut off at the meter....Do I do this project myself or get a plumber(gas man)
appreciate any suggestions as to how to go about doing this
Old 11-26-05, 10:29 PM
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The gas valve should be accessible from the room, and it's not accessible if you have to move the stove to get to it. All things considered, you should probably get a plumber over to re-route the gas line. Natural gas can, under certain circumstances, be explosive.

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