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Pipe doesn't allow gas range to be installed flush against wall

Posted by SAK687 (My Page) on
Sat, May 10, 14 at 0:24

Hi! I'm renovating a home and have a narrow galley kitchen. The standard 30 inch gas range arrived a few days ago and it does not stand flush against the wall because the gas pipe from the wall sticks out quite a bit. Can I do anything to have the range installed flush against the wall? The plumber has not arrived yet - would the range itself have a back panel which could perhaps be removed so that the pipe is ensconced inside the range? My apartment is in an NYC coop - I don't think they'll allow me to recess the pipe in the wall. Thanks for all your help!


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RE: Pipe doesn't allow gas range to be installed flush against wa

Typically, there is nothing to remove in back. Usually the only solution is to have a qualified plumber or gas piping specialist either cut the pipe shorter and re-thread the end, or have him open up the wall so that the pipe that sticks out (probably a fairly short length that is screwed into an ell inside the wall) can be replaced with a somewhat shorter length.


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RE: Pipe doesn't allow gas range to be installed flush against wa

Take a picture of it and post. This could be an easy fix.


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RE: Pipe doesn't allow gas range to be installed flush against wa

He may just need to bend the pipe, or cut it closer to the wall and install an extender, so that it goes into a natural gap on the back of the stove.

I think that's what our guy did when we renovated -our- narrow galley kitchen in our NYC co-op (in Queens).


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RE: Pipe doesn't allow gas range to be installed flush against wa

If the pipe is standard black iron, it can't be bent.


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