Removing gas wall oven/stovetop

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Removing gas wall oven/stovetop

Post by peytonplace100 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:03 pm

We're replacing our gas wall oven and gas stovetop with a gas range. We plan to remove the old oven and stovetop this weekend and feeling a bit nervous dealing with the gas connections. Our new range will be delivered the 8th of November. Do you have any tips that my husband and I could use as we remove this appliance this weekend?
Next up...installing new cabinets and countertops. :shock:

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Re: Removing gas wall oven/stovetop

Post by A. Spruce » Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:28 pm

Every gas appliance has a shutoff valve so that the gas can be turned off for service or replacement of the appliance without disruption to the rest of the house. This should suffice, however, old valves can leak, so turn off valve, disconnect line to appliance, then check the valve for leakage by spraying it with a soapy solution, any leak will show up as bubbles in the soap. If there are leaks, you will need to replace the valve, which will require turning off the gas supply to the entire house.
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Re: Removing gas wall oven/stovetop

Post by peytonplace100 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:42 pm

Thank you for the quick reply and information! Glad to hear it's something that we can do!

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Re: Removing gas wall oven/stovetop

Post by Shannon » Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:27 am

I would also recommend when you turn off the valve but before you disconnect it try to light the oven and stove top. This will release the gas trapped in the lines between the shut off and the burners.
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Re: Removing gas wall oven/stovetop

Post by peytonplace100 » Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:22 am

Whew! The valves are very old and not budging. Still working on it.
Also, any idea on how to remove this water regulator? Our new range won’t require one.
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Re: Removing gas wall oven/stovetop

Post by Shannon » Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:28 am

Water regulator?? gas regulator i will assume you mean??
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Re: Removing gas wall oven/stovetop

Post by peytonplace100 » Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:03 pm

Oh my, yes, gas regulator. Thank you for the info and if the valve doesn’t loosen, we’re hanging up our demo hats for now! :)

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