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    How do you turn off the pilot light? How do you relight it? and if it is off will my house fill up with gas and blow up?

    Considering doing something in my kitchen which involves a flammable spray paint, it said to turn off your pilot light first. I've never had a gas stove before and don't know anything about it.

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    i would look up the manual for your particular stove .

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    How old is your stove ?

    I have propane and it does not have a pilot light. The oven starts off the glo bar. And the burners don't turn on till you turn the burner and the strikers start to work. My stove is about 4 yrs old.

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    Old, no manual. I'll inspect it for a model name and number next time I'm over to see if I can find a manual online.

    Funny, they left the manual for a clock radio that was attached under the cupboard, but none of the major appliances . Maybe I should go through the cupboards again.

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    You will have to go to the source of your propane and shut it off. Usually it's right at the tank. I can shut mine off right next to the stove and at the tank. We are due to switch tanks any time now. 9 months on the 100 pounder ( 22.8 gallons ), used just for cooking. Our first tank was 7.5 months, but that was during the winter so it had heavier use. We buy our own propane and do the switching ourself.
    Do you buy from a company that comes to your house ? If so, ask them what they suggest.

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