Hole for gas valve? how?

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Old 02-06-14, 08:25 PM
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Hole for gas valve? how?

Hello,

I'm installing engineered hardwood (maple 0.5 inch thickness) and i'm approaching the gas valve in the floor. I'm not sure how I can cut a whole precise enough to fit this hole exactly. Is there any molding that can go around this? This is the gas valve for the fireplace. This hole is 2.25 inches in diameter.

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Old 02-06-14, 09:00 PM
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I'm pretty sure that plate unscrews from the valve body. You might need to look at the valve from below the floor (in the basement or crawlspace) to see if it can be raised when you add the new flooring.
 
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Is that a key to turn it off broken off that I see?
Should just be seeing a square shaft sticking up in the middle.
Here's some pictures of what that whole valve looks like before installing.
It's made many different ways.
gas shut off valve for fireplace - Bing Images
 
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Old 02-10-14, 07:01 AM
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I was able to get it up a bit using a crowbar, but it won't come out. I don't want to apply too much pressure. I'll try to see if it will unscrew some how and get back to you guys. Thanks for the help!
 
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Old 02-10-14, 08:13 AM
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That's a Dante valve and the plate will unscrew. You need to check below that so if you remove that plate the gas line doesn't fall.

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Old 02-10-14, 09:31 AM
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A regular ratchet wrench will screw it right off.
Your just going to break off the flange if you pry it.
 
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