BOARD INTERPRETATION

“ACCESSIBLE” GAS APPLIANCE SHUT-OFF VALVES

(enacted 11-27-2013)
(amended 4-01-2015)

 

1.   Introduction

The Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters (“Board”) has voted to interpret the following section of NFPA 54-2012 edition with regards to a residential free standing kitchen stove:

9.6.4 Appliance Shutoff Valves and Connections.

Each appliance connected to a piping system shall have an accessible, approved

manual shutoff valve with a non-displaceable valve member, or a listed gas convenience

outlet. Appliance shutoff valves and convenience outlets shall serve a single appliance only and shall be installed in accordance with 9.6.4.1.

2.   Interpretation

The manual shutoff valve installed behind a free standing kitchen stove is considered by the Board to be accessible.