Adding gas line for new stove
I will be replacing my old electric kitchen stove with a new gas stove. The main gas line for the house runs right above the wall where the stove sits but there is not a line teeing off for a stove. I will be calling a plumber to install a drop for the stove from the main line. Will the plumber have to cut into the main line and install a threaded tee or do they make some sort of work around for these situations? Every plumber that I call wants $50 just come out and give me an estimate. How are you supposed to get bids when each bid costs $50 bucks? If you let the first guy do the work how do you know if he is charging you twice what the norm is? I guess I'm just trying to get some idea of how extensive this job will be. Total pipe run will be less than ten feet and the pipe runs above my garage so it's pretty accessible. Thanks for your input.