Gas Valve Outlet Box

TakkoneJune 15, 2012

I'm looking for something like shown below for a gas range, to get the shut-off valve recessed. Problem is my supply line is big 1" inner diameter yellow gas pipe, and this box only accepts 1/2" iron, 3/4" iron, or 1/2" CSST. Any ideas? Can I just make something custom out of wood?

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unixisgoodforyou

If the box comes without the other bits, why not just use a drill to enlarge the hole?

    Bookmark   June 15, 2012 at 2:56PM
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lannie59

In our area the gas valve must be accessible without having to remove the range. You can use this box and bush the main line down to the size needed for the range. I have seen this box
installed in a cabinet near the range with an additional pipe leaving the box going to the range all hidden in the wall.
Our codes specify the shutoff must be accessible. NY code.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2012 at 3:33PM
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Takkone

Interesting. I just spoke to the utility company this morning. I'm in NY state. They told me even having to move the stove is still considered "accessible".

    Bookmark   June 15, 2012 at 3:37PM
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weedmeister

The utility company is not the inspector.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2012 at 4:23PM
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Takkone

I couldn't find anywhere in the code where "access" is defined:

G2420.5 (409.5) Equipment shutoff valve. Each appliance shall be provided with a shutoff valve separate from the appliance. The shutoff valve shall be located in the same room as the appliance, not further than 6 feet (1829 mm) from the appliance, and shall be installed upstream from the union, connector or quick disconnect device it serves. Such shutoff valves shall be provided with access.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2012 at 4:36PM
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doc8404

Guys and gals, let's not argue a point that clearly can only be determined by the AHJ.

Takkone - the safest way to go is ask your inspector. He can answer your questions about what boxes and what location are suitable.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2012 at 7:52PM
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brickeyee

It is a service valve, not an emergency valve.

The code will define what "access" means, often in the very front opening few chapters/sections.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2012 at 10:33AM
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