1/4 turn left or 3/4 turn right? Gas shut off valve

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  1. Andrew21

    Andrew21 Member

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    Hey All,
    Just installed a gas shut off valve but after the stove came in, I realized the valve needs to be turned so the stove can completely be pushed in.

    I put on the teflon sealant when I screwed it on. I need it to point at 9 o'clock, but its at 12 o'clock now. Do I turn it back just 1/4 turn or do I go around 1 more time 3/4 turn? There's still more thread on the black pipe.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    I would go 3/4 turn more.

    Of you you go back, make sure you remove and retape. Only you know how tight that was, and whether it's possible to make almost one more turn.
     
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  4. Andrew21

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    Thanks Terry.

    I remember that the pipe was getting harder and harder to turn. I think that was the last turn I could possibly make ..either that or I was tired as hell that night
     
  5. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Then I would retape and not turn it so far.
    You can soap test when you're done.

     
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