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. I wonder how expensive it would be to get gas stove? Who in the hell builds a house with gas but not gas stove?!


Is there a gas outlet coming out of the wall behind your electric stove? If there is, changing the stove out is easy. if you are lucky, they ran gas to the stove when the house was built. If there is no outlet (capped pipe) coming out of the wall, then gas service would have to be run. Not impossible, but maybe $500 - $1000 depending on where the closest gas line is and whether they can snake it down the wall behind the stove, or up through the floor if your house has a conventional (raised) foundation.
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To my knowledge there is nothing wrong with getting a ceramic/ glass cooktop very hot?

The issues come from drastic changes in temp. You don't want to put a pot from the fridge on a hot glass surface. But as far as getting the surface hot, they can withstand like 2000 degrees usually. You aren't going to melt them.


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Not impossible, but maybe $500 - $1000 depending on where the closest gas line is and whether they can snake it down the wall behind the stove, or up through the floor if your house has a conventional (raised) foundation.


The quote I got a few years ago was around $500, but that included hooking up a range. I have a full basement, and the gas line comes in the back of the house and goes to the middle of the basement to the water heater and furnace. I could T off of the line and it is maybe 15 feet max to where the stove is. Too long to use just a flex hose, so it would be metal pipe to there then the flex to the range. At the time we were renovating a downstairs bath into a laundry/half bath, followed by converting the old den into a master bath with walk in closet. I already had a few guys out working on plumbing so I asked them to give me a quote. We were planning on renovating the kitchen at some point, but life gets in the way.


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But as far as getting the surface hot, they can withstand like 2000 degrees usually. You aren't going to melt them.


This is correct. However, they can scratch and at that point, thermal shock (which you gave an excellent example of with the cold pan onto a hot surface) is a big concern. Even minor, hard to see scratches can be problems if pressed against a hot pan bottom for an extended time. In the lab, we usually placed an asbestos screen between a glass beaker or flask and an open flame to help protect against thermal shock, which could cause a Pyrex flask to explode. Not always, but the possibility was always there.


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The quote I got a few years ago was around $500, but that included hooking up a range.


Yep - I consider Corky to be a friend (and a good poster) and did not want to lead her astray with a low ball estimate that would later shock her. I can see lots of minor deviations that would quickly push this job from $500 to $1000.


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Yep - I consider Corky to be a friend (and a good poster) and did not want to lead her astray with a low ball estimate that would later shock her. I can see lots of minor deviations that would quickly push this job from $500 to $1000.


Yep. Something like mine, where you cut a pipe, add a T, and run a new pipe, then run a flex hose through the cabinet floor would be a quick and easy job. Materials are probably under $100.

I just looked online, and HD now has a 3/4" x 25' flex line for $75. Definitely pricier than steel pipe, but it would be a one stop shop for someone that has a short run like mine and has to go up through a floor or behind a wall.

Mainly what you're paying a plumber for in this is time and ease of mind. I'm probably going to drop a gas range in at some point. I'll just get them to come out and do the hookups for me. I have a great contractor who is reasonable. Anyone with a 50+ year old house like mine should be very handy or have someone they trust. I try to do as much as I can by myself. But I'm not messing around with gas.


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