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This is my first gas stove (formerly "oven") install. I'm coming after someone who started the work onthis little cottage, and trying to finish up what they started as best I can.
Whoever came before me put the gas pipe on the wall behind the stove, sticking straight out, with a shutoff valve at the end. It protrudes a good 4" from the wall, and my stove only has about 1.5" of clearance behind.
Anyway, I have to re-do this valve, and I'm wondering if behind the stove is the best place for a shutoff valve? Off hand, I don't think so.
The piping is all exposed on the outside of the house, so I can turn the gas off and re-pipe this guy to come into the house any where I like.
There are cabinets on either side of the stove. The left cabinet is drawers with a little clearance between the backs of the drawers and the back of the cabinets.. but I'm a little leery of installing a shutoff valve back there, either. The right cabinet is a corner cabinet with shelves, and I could re-route the line into there to put a valve in the cabinet and then run the flex back to the stove.
The gas pipe comes straight in from the other side of this exterior wall, and I suppose I could put a shutoff valve outside on the pipe, but that seems a little sketchy too, as anyone walking by could turn the gas off.
So all that said, where is it customary to put gas shutoff valves for gas ovens?
Edited 1/18/2006 7:58 pm ET by geoffhazel
Edited 1/19/2006 1:40 am ET by geoffhazel