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JenEricRalston

06:38PM | 04/11/04
Member Since: 04/10/04
3 lifetime posts
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
801 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
2267 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

BV014594

11:24AM | 08/29/17
I have the same gas pipe problem 2 inches out from the wall.I really don't like that my gas range will protruding 2 inches out

BV018822

06:33PM | 03/04/19
My quote was $2300
Including permit.
Manhattan
Don’t be complaining about $63!
I wish...

BV022149

07:01PM | 04/16/20
Can we remove the gas plate and tuck the gas line between the studs without disconnecting and moving it. The line itself prevents my gas stove to be flush against the wall. I just don’t want to pinch the line.

BV023947

01:47PM | 12/03/20
bought a kitchen aid and reading "more" reviews finding out that this particular model is not considered a pull out, so will I never be able to clean under Neath it? Called Lowes corp. office and they said I can put slides underneath it??? Hopefully they do not burn from the heat....you have to buy one with the panel in the front but it does not have the extra height in the back to keep things from falling against the wall which I have tile on and it ends right there THE TOP OF THE OVEN...HOPEFULLY THE GAS PERSON WILL NOT HAVE A PROBLEM PUTTING IT IN, I ORDERED SLIDES YESTERDAY, THE OVEN COMES IN 3-2-21 AND THE SLIDES ARE ON BACKORDER TOO.
I COULD BE DEAD BY THE TIME I GET ANY OF THIS
ALL I WANT TO BASICALLY KNOW IF IT OK TO PUT THIS SUPPOSEDLY NON PUSH IN INBETWEEN MY CABINETS, I HAVE A GAS ONE CURRENTLY

BV023947

01:57PM | 12/03/20
KITCHENAID I JUST BOUGHT SAYS IT IS NOT CONSIDERED A push IN....what does that mean, free standing in the middle of the kitchen. not happening galley kitchen, 8'-15'...MINE has a tower in the back 10" up against the wall and supposedly the push in has THE DIALS IN THE FRONT WITHOUT ANYTHING UP AGAINST THE BACK WALL, I NEED A TOWER SO NOTHING FALLS IN BETWEEN OVEN/WALL, THAT IS WHAT I HAVE NOW...
KITCHENAID IN QUESTION MODEL KFGD500ESS IT IS ON ORDER, DUE 3-2-2021..
BEST ONE OUT THERE. DO I HAVE TO CALL PLUMBERS TO SEE IF THIS CAN BE INSTALLED....12-3-2020

BV024869

12:13AM | 04/11/21
We are replacing a 1996 GE Profile slide in gas range in 1974 house. All of the newer models we have seen have solid back panels flush with the rear edges of the cabinet, with a recess at the bottom foot or so. Since our gas supply stubout is within about 6" of the cabinet top, I assume I'll have to cut open the drywall and re-pipe it to move the stubout down to what appears to be the new standard location.

If having the stove stick out another 2" from the cabinet fronts is acceptable (not ideal), then I presume I can postpone the replumbing, but it looks like I would have to provide an alternative mounting system for the anti-tip clips, which are supposed to be screwed both downward into our slab and rearward into the base framing of the wall behind the stove. (Our current stove uses a chain I screwed into the wall and into a mounting point at the rear top of the cabinet -- simple, clean solution, works like a champ.)


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