Gas valve replacement

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by ryantosh, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. ryantosh

    ryantosh New Member

    Mar 22, 2010
    I am just about finished a kitchen tear out and rebuild and purchased some appliance yesterday. I would like to install them soon but when I checked into the gas line for the stove, the old shut off vlave appears to be stuck open. I am pretty handy but don't feel comfortable working on the gas lines. Is this a job for a plumber? If so how involved will it be to take out the old valve and install a new one?
  2. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

    Sep 1, 2004
    Yakima WA
    Yes, this is a job for a professional. It should not take too long barring unforeseen problems. Basically, it requires turning off the gas main valve, unscrewing the old valve, installing a new one, and leak testing.
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  4. asktom

    asktom Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    Victor, MT
    Like Gary said, plus re-lighting all pilots and making sure all gas appliances are functioning.
  5. nhmaster

    nhmaster Master Plumber

    Jul 30, 2008
    Tech. Instructor
    S. Maine
    "A man's got to know his limitations" Clint Eastwood.
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