We want to replace our natural gas stove with an electric stove. I've never worked with gas lines before, and the installers who will deliver the electric stove won't disconnect the gas stove for us. When I go to disconnect the stove, are there steps I should do in a particular order?
The gas line from the (outdoors) meter goes straight into the garage for the furnace and water heater. Right before entering the garage it tees off to another line for the kitchen, and there's a shutoff valve for that kitchen line only (I suspect the kitchen line was added about 5-6 years ago when a previous owner remodeled the kitchen; the house itself is about 30 years old in a large cookie-cutter neighborhood). The kitchen line runs around the outside of the house, and is probably about 80-100 feet long. Then there's a shutoff valve inside the kitchen where the stove connects to the gas line.
When I disconnect the stove, does it matter which order I shut off the two valves (inside; and where the kitchen line starts outside)? Should the stove be running when I start closing valves?
Once both valves are off and I disconnect the flexible hose to the stove, I'll cap the line where I disconnected the stove, too.