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JenEricRalston

06:38PM | 04/11/04
Member Since: 04/10/04
3 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
What a pain. We have spent the last week or so redoing our kitchen. We have torn down 1980's wallpaper, primed & painted, installed new laminate countertops,installed a new sink and a garbage disposal, and have gotten all new appliances.

We were just about finished with the kitchen and were installing our new electric, glass-top, slide-in range. The range we are replacing is original from 1989....it was also an electric slide-in range. When we pulled out the old stove, we discovered the area is also set up for a gas range.

The problem.....the pipe for the gas sticks out about 1-2" to far and is preventing us from sliding our new range completely back into place!!!!!!!!!! Frustrating!!!!!

Our question is: Can the gas pipe that is sticking out too far be trimmed back to accomodate our new stove? Any clue how much that might set us back to have someone do it for us? (we would like it still to be usable, if possible, for future homeowners, but we will never use a gas range so it isnt a big deal if it can no longer be used for gas)

Thanks sooo much for any help.

plumber Tom

06:20PM | 04/12/04
Member Since: 05/10/03
810 lifetime posts
Yes, have a plumber perform the job. he is most qualified in gas lines. All that probably has to be done is the removal of the nipple that's sticking out, and capping or plugging it off. Please do not attempt to Do this yourself because the main gas supply may have to be shut-off at the meter. The plumber will cap it for you and re-light all your gas appliances and check for leaks. Expect to pay less then $100.00 for this job. Best wishes on the new cooktop. plumber Tom/Moderator/www.bobvila.com/BBS/Plumbing

JenEricRalston

06:19PM | 04/13/04
Member Since: 04/10/04
3 lifetime posts
It cost us $63 to have it done. It kinda sucks that it was so much for a 10 minute fix. Oh well.....at least the kitchen is done now!!!!

Thanks again!

DanO

09:38AM | 04/14/04
Member Since: 11/11/02
2293 lifetime posts
** It kinda sucks that it was so much for a 10 minute fix. **

There's a lot involved in providing door to door service as you can read about at the following link about the appliance service industry. Most other trades face similar expenses.

LINK > http://www.appliance411.com/service/servicecharge.shtml

As stated at the above, you could possibly save some money by taking the item requiring service to the servicer for the work but with some jobs like plumbing, etc. that is not possible.

** It cost us $63 to have it done. **

That's cheap IMO. Around here it costs more than that for a plumber just to show up at the door. :(

Glad to hear you're all set now.

Dan O.

http://www.Appliance411.com/

The Appliance Information Site

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JenEricRalston

10:03AM | 04/14/04
Member Since: 04/10/04
3 lifetime posts
We were charged an hourly fee...but there is a 1hr minimum. I would have felt much better if it had taken 45 minutes instead of 10 ;o) All he had to do was unscrew the pipe, but some liquid seal on the new cap, and screw the cap on. If I wasn't so terrified of gas...LOL...I could have done it myself. I have an odd gas paranoia...I make my husband take the propane tank to be filled even...LOL

Im just glad it is done, though, and thankful they made it out so quickly and when they said they would be here. We havent been so lucky with several of the other contractors we have been working with...LOL
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