I just got a new oven (A OVEN) I had nothing before. Awesome. Anyways, usually the oven on the back is dipped in more for the gas valve (Or maybe my valve is a little higher than normal). Preference, I'd like this oven an inch or two closer to the wall. This back panel feels hollow, can I notch out with a dremel a little 3"x3" so the valve won't hit the back? Provided there is no wiring or anything crucial behind this oven panel.
hard to see whats what....the code reads that your gas valve shall be accessable. that means by code you need to run a pipe out from behind the stove. into adjasent cabinet. install a valve then pipe it back to the stove. the reason behind this. is that if there is a gas leak/fire you cant move the stove to turn off the valve. by installing the valve adjasant to the stove. you can open a cabinet door and turn off gas...do not cut the back of the stove. it is engineered for a zero clearance to combustable materials. if you cut it.it will no longer be a zero clearance. then it will have to be a minimum of 6 inch from the back wall. and if a fire breaks out..the insurance co. wont pay outThis message has been edited. Last edited by: Frodo,
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