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thatoneguy
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Running gas line to kitchen stove
We're doing some renovations on a new house, trying to figure if this is even worth getting a quote on.

Has anyone ran a gas line to their stove? Approximately how much did it cost? Current stove is electric, and I'd prefer to upgrade if I can


TU Rob
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re: Running gas line to kitchen stove
Do you already have gas in the house? How far is the kitchen from the nearest gas line? I had a guy give me a quote of about $200 to plumb a line in and connect it to a gas range or oven. I think it was just north of $100 in parts, and then his service call for the labor. But my water heater is almost directly below the kitchen, and they would tap into the line there with a T and run about 15 feet of line to where the stove would be. He was there doing some other work for us, and I just happened to ask since we've been thinking about renovating the kitchen. Currently have a small wall oven and a glass cooktop. We'd probably leave the electric wall oven in place, but remove the cabinets below the cooktop and add a slide in range. A 25 foot section of tubing for the gas is about $80 or so, depending on the diameter.


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mdomingue
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re: Running gas line to kitchen stove
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Has anyone ran a gas line to their stove? Approximately how much did it cost?


I have. That was a decade ago though so I don't recall how much it cost and would probably not be much help now anyway. The cost will depend, to a large degree, on the run. Worth it if you want a gas stove.


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meeple
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A few years ago I was quoted $1100-1300 to run a line to the stove, about 25 feet.

We went with an induction cooktop… would have preferred gas but we’ve been very happy with induction. Far better than the electric one that it replaced. We also already had compatible pans so there was no offset in expense to acquire new ones, so there’s that.
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MrBobDobalina
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Call a plumber. If you have gas appliances in your house it'll be max of 4-5 hours of labor. We used Louis Mechanical for our kitchen. If you don't have gas that's a little more involved. City has to run a line to your house...pipes have to be ran through walls etc etc $$$


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jfturner212
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re: Running gas line to kitchen stove
I was quoted $1200 to run from a T in my basement about 15 feet over and up to my range. No digging, crawl spaces or anything. Doing it myself.


jbgleason
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re: Running gas line to kitchen stove
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Doing it myself.


It's a simple job but I do believe Code says a licensed plumber has to do that job. Up to you though.


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Twenty 49
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re: Running gas line to kitchen stove
We remodeled several years ago and switched from electric to gas cooktop. I think the general contractor said it added about $500 or $600 for a plumber to run a gas line and connect to the new cooktop. House already had gas.

Sounds like prices vary a bit. If you want gas, just do it. You'll forget that expense soon enough, and it's worth it for something you use so often.


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RaginCajunz
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re: Running gas line to kitchen stove
Buy a pressure testing kit. It’s a pressure dial gauge that threads onto the end of your pipe and uses a basketball air pump fitting. Natural gas is under very little pressure (1/4 psi) You can pressure your work up to many times the pressure it will see under NG and leave it for hours to verify no fall in pressure. They’re on Amazon and cost $12. Use plenty of pipe dope as well.
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gumbo2176
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re: Running gas line to kitchen stove
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I was quoted $1200 to run from a T in my basement about 15 feet over and up to my range.



That's insane. Probably not more than $100 worth of black iron pipe, a few fittings and a gas shut-off valve where the stove hooks up to the incoming line.



jfturner212
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That's insane. Probably not more than $100 worth of black iron pipe, a few fittings and a gas shut-off valve where the stove hooks up to the incoming line.


I’m in Seattle but still outrageous. It’s a legit 1-2 hour job. Can also be done standing up. Going to do it this weekend and definitely not pay the government $400 for a permit (plumber was also not going to submit for permit)… If y’all don’t see me post next week I died.


TU Rob
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re: Running gas line to kitchen stove
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That's insane. Probably not more than $100 worth of black iron pipe, a few fittings and a gas shut-off valve where the stove hooks up to the incoming line.




Exactly. I can see it being more if you don't have a basement with exposed beams, and you're having to run it on the main level through walls, but the guy that quoted me around $200 said this was an easy, quick job they could do in an hour. It was a general handyman type that my neighbor recommended. Neighbor works for a construction company and has always come through whenever I ask him for a recommendation on anything needing done. From HVAC to plumbers to electricians, he always knows guys they used as subs on jobs. This guy was doing some electrical work for me on my wall oven, and I just mentioned wanting to get rid of the glass cooktop one day and put in a gas range or cooktop, and he was already in the basement running a new wire and looked over to the iron pipe leading to the water heater and gas furnace and said it would be a short run of pipe, one elbow to go up through the floor and cabinets and a cutoff, then a 3 foot flex pipe connection to the appliance. Parts were cheap and he said the service call would cover the labor.


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footballdude
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re: Running gas line to kitchen stove
Get several quotes, let them know you are getting several quotes.

Running a gas pipe is not hard or expensive, but lots of contractors will try to soak you because:

1. they think you do not know how much it is supposed to cost.

2. they think your wife is 100% behind this and they can charge you any thing they want and you will have to agree to it to make her happy.

Of course, If I had a house that had an electric range, I would spend whatever it takes to install a gas range, including running a gas line all the way from the street.
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MikeBRLA
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re: Running gas line to kitchen stove
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That's insane. Probably not more than $100 worth of black iron pipe, a few fittings and a gas shut-off valve where the stove hooks up to the incoming line.


In some areas you have to pull a permit to do this legally. It’s so high bc of all of the time involved dealing with the permit office and inspectors.


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gumbo2176
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If y’all don’t see me post next week I died.




You'll be fine. Just make sure to use plumbers tape on all the threads, tighten the fittings and pipe down tight, cut on the gas when done and check for any possible leaks with soapy water at all the joints just to make sure.


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