Installing another shutoff valve on gas pipe to range

Old 10-11-19, 10:25 AM
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Installing another shutoff valve on gas pipe to range


i already have a shut off valve on gas pipe. The pipe and the valve itself is inside the wall, half exposed, vertically going downward. However the actual turn on/off knob of the valve itself is exposed outside of wall.
and I got a new stove - and the knob of the valve happens to be at the highest part of the stove and therefore I cannot push flush onto the wall. To fix this, I want to get the gas pipe to go further down for about 5 inches, and the back of stove has a space where it can take on this valve sticking out.

Instead of ripping out lpart of wall, shutting down gas from main , I am thinking if I can just do these 2 step.

1) use a wrench to turn the value tighter by a half a turn so itís completely inside wall.
2) get another shutoff valve to connect to the existing shutoff valve and use that as my main shutoff valve. The originally one willl simply be on all the time.

is there any problem with this approach?

Old 10-11-19, 01:28 PM
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I see no problem with what you want to do. Code says one must have a valve accessible for the appliance. The only caution I see is turning that existing valve and maybe causing it to leak. And every junction or connection is another place for leaks.

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