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Old 01-02-2010, 10:36 AM   #1
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Converting Gas Range with pilot lights to electric start gas range


I have just purchased a home with an Imperial Gas Range with 9 pilot lights that burn continuously. I am not comfortable with this due to the smell of gas and just general safety issues. I would like to see if there is a way to convert the range to some sort of electric start burners so i can get away from having the pilot lights burning. Any suggestions?

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I am not an appliance man, but this seems pretty straight forward. Buy a new range. Then have an electrician install a receptacle or connect the range for you. Once you get the range or find one you like, see what the electrical requirements are in advance.

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i would say the best way would be to purchase a new gas stove.

There is probably no need to change anything electrically.
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I have just purchased a home with an Imperial Gas Range with 9 pilot lights that burn continuously. I am not comfortable with this due to the smell of gas and just general safety issues. I would like to see if there is a way to convert the range to some sort of electric start burners so i can get away from having the pilot lights burning. Any suggestions?

You should not smell any gas with pilot lights. If you are, then you are having a problem. There also is no safty issues with a standing pilot. They are probably safer since with a pilotless stove the gas can can be turned on and have gas leak without the burner lighting.
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Plus they work if the power is out.
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Buy a new gas range if you want electronic ignition burners.

BTW, you should only smell gas during the short time ater you turn a burner on and before the pilot light causes it to light. Any other time, you shouldn't smell anything.

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