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katathome 03-06-2008 09:47 AM

Remove a natural gas grill
I have a freestanding natural gas grill. It is old and poorly located and we want to remove it. The piping goes around the corner of the house then straight down next to the sidewalk. There is a shutoff at the meter where it is connected; I am not sure if there is one at the unit (it may be buried as we will have to dig a little to get to the bottom of the base).

Can we remove it ourselves?
If not, what should we expect to pay a plumber to do it?

Thanks for your help!

Ron The Plumber 03-06-2008 10:38 AM

I say call a plumber when dealing with gas, may just need capped, call and get estimated, most will give them for free.

justdon 03-06-2008 01:21 PM

Sounds like to ME,,,first step,shut the shut off off,,,see IF it shuts off supply to this item. SEE if other things you want on stay on,,like furnace and water heater and anything else that MAY be gas,,,like a gas log fireplace.After a good while and everything is fine,,,take the pipe off the shutoff and cap it. Determining IF you have the right shut off for ONLY that is over half the work!!

biggles 03-06-2008 06:24 PM

just about 6' off the shutoff...hacksaw the line hold the shutoff valve with a channel locks and back the 6" piece out of the shutoff,then get a plug the diameter of the cut pipe and slam that in(little teflon won't hurt).this will give you access if you decide to rehook a line in the future.NOW you won't have to worry about the removal back to the old grill.

Marlin 03-07-2008 06:05 PM

Biggles has it.
Shut the valve, open up line on BBQ side, make sure it's off, cut it short of the valve, hold back on the valve and spin the pipe out, install plug in valve.
Try not to blow yourself up in the process. Their is also a chance that the pipe is pretty siezed into the valve. You will probably need a couple large offset pipe wrenches to get it out. I'd guess a plumber would charge an hour of labor to do this so long as their aren't any problems.

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